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Old October 28th, 2019, 07:07 AM   #1
 
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AR 15 barrel life

When I look online I see people making a big deal that Ruger didn’t melonite the AR 556 barrel. They did however CHF the AR 556 barrel. Everyone I talk to says it a good weapon and Ruger makes good guns. Should I be concerned about the barrel life compared to the Saint or M&P Sport II?



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Old October 28th, 2019, 09:06 AM   #2
 
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How many rounds a year will you put through this gun?

If the answer is in the thousands, maybe
If the answer is in the hundreds, not at all.
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Maybe around 400 a year at most. I figured that since I’m not a high volume shooter the barrel should last awhile.
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Should have "plenty" of life at that rate if properly maintained. By plenty, I mean 3 to 4 decades. If you are concerned about barrel life, big thing is to not do mag dumps and dont let the barrel get too hot.
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If you are concerned about barrel life, big thing is to not do mag dumps and dont let the barrel get too hot.
That about sums it up. My Colt is 45 years old, I have no idea how many rounds have been down the tube.........still shoots good.

I’ve never pulled a mag dump, it’s just a lot noise, nothing more.
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Ruger makes good barrels. Don’t overheat it and it will last forever
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Thank you guys for the reply. Learning a lot of new things by reading this board. Even thinking of joining the NRA.
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Please do, they are not perfect, but they are the most effective as fighting for our rights.
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I hope you, (and the rest of the membership) are doing your own letter writing and not relying the NRA to do all the fighting.........
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Should have "plenty" of life at that rate if properly maintained. By plenty, I mean 3 to 4 decades. If you are concerned about barrel life, big thing is to not do mag dumps and dont let the barrel get too hot.
What he said and clean the barrel after each use .
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Think no longer... no other group is going to help keep our #2 rights alive ,
strength in numbers and get out and vote against the gun grabbers .
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Thank you guys for the reply. Learning a lot of new things by reading this board. Even thinking of joining the NRA.
Do it the enemy's of the 2nd amendment are at work. I live in the peoples Republic of Kalifornia we have to oppose the erosion of our rights. Enjoy your rifle. You should get a .22 lr caliber carbine or rifle if you don't have one so you can shoot cheaper and practice more. Become proficient with iron sights. Scopes and red dot sights go on and off easy and change the experience shooting your rifle. Welcome to the forum.

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I hope you, (and the rest of the membership) are doing your own letter writing and not relying the NRA to do all the fighting.........


Ah, there we are, this thread isnít complete without one of Mark204ís trademark comments.

But OP, his point is valid. Mark204 has read enough of my posts to know the answer, but please get involved. Joining the NRA is important, but make sure you write letters to your congressmen also. I canít remember what the number is, maybe Mark204 can remember, it for every letter, call, email they receive, it is equal to X number of people who they have not heard from. So, depending on how set in his ways your congresspeople are, in some ways a letter from you can be more effective.


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Ah, there we are, this thread isn’t complete without one of Mark204’s trademark comments.

But OP, his point is valid. Mark204 has read enough of my posts to know the answer, but please get involved. Joining the NRA is important, but make sure you write letters to your congressmen also. I can’t remember what the number is, maybe Mark204 can remember, it for every letter, call, email they receive, it is equal to X number of people who they have not heard from. So, depending on how set in his ways your congresspeople are, in some ways a letter from you can be more effective.


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brnwlms, I’m sure you’re doing your part my friend.

They “used to say”, (our elected officials) that for every letter or correspondence they receive, there were ten more people that thought about it but didn’t. That said, if anyone on this forum doesn’t think the anti-gunners are writing letters they need to wake. Politicians are pushing all this craziness because it’s what they’re hearing from their constituents......the voter, you and I.

I’ve heard this said too.....If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem.

I hate to keep saying this but it’s gonna take more than the NRA to fight this fight......

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I was in the Marines from 95-03 and when I was first in we had M16A2's that were from the late 80's and had the original barrels, a lot of them were full auto and we used the crap out of them! Easily 1,000's of rounds every year they were issued, so you start doing the math and each barrel easily had 10,000+ rounds down the barrel!! We also had to qualify with that rifle out to 500 meters and I had no problem qualifying expert every time!

I personally think barrel life is over hyped, they last a lot longer than people say and I have seen it.
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