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Posted: 2/27/2002 3:28:25 PM EDT
will a stainless match grade barrel have a longer lifespan than a regular steel barrel on a 308? i read somewhere that stainless was softer/would wear out quicker. also heard that stainless would last longer...so which one is it?
Link Posted: 3/8/2002 11:32:09 PM EDT
I have no personal knowledge. But, my engineer/machinist/shooter buddy says that the stainless steel is harder, i believe he said about 5 percent, which is going to make the steel last quite a bit longer. He is very anal about his facts, and though he's not a materials engineer, he studied it for awhile before going another direction. HTH
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