Barrel Break-in and Life Cycle
01:33:38 | This podcast covers Chapter 8 of Modern Advancements in Long Range Shooting – Volume 3 which is about barrel break-in and life cycle testing. Bryan and Francis describe the results of testing various break-in methods and how barrels between 6mm and .375 caliber go through their life in terms of velocity migration, SDs, groups, etc. Many barrels were killed during the gathering of this data, with almost every shot instrumented for velocity, groups, and in many cases BC. In total, 10’s of thousands of dollars and countless hours over the years have gone into gathering the data that’s presented in this chapter/episode. If you want to understand the barrel life cycle, extend its useful life, and increase its consistency, this episode is a MUST listen.