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Posted: 4/2/2006 12:25:22 PM EDT
What is the advantage to using stainless over chrome moly? How does a stainless barrel's life compare to a chrome lined barrel?
Link Posted: 4/2/2006 12:27:07 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/2/2006 12:29:08 PM EDT by glock24]
Besides being more corrosion resistant, the claim is that they do last slightly longer. This is a popular opinion among barrel makers and competition shooters, but it is not easily proven.

Neither stainless nor chrome-moly will last longer than a chrome-lined barrel. It's at least twice as long with the chrome lining. You will however suffer a penalty in accuracy.
Link Posted: 4/2/2006 12:50:06 PM EDT
The accuracy in the stainless barrels is supposed to taper off less dramatically so you experience average accuracy for a long period of time.

The chrome lined barrels shoot great for 4500-6700 rds and then accuracy at some point dramatically tapers off and that's why I prefer stainless.
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