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Hi I have just bought a Ruger 22/45 target bull P512MKIII mod. 10107 .
The original owner had shot 4 boxes of 525 fed. and the next owner said he had shot 4-6 boxes of 333 win.
When I mentioned to a friend about the shot count he said that one half of the life of the barrel is done.
If a gun is going to last 2-3 generations then I believe that the life is about 58,000 before you need the trigger sear needs work and the barrel is 100,000 before you need to think about life.
Am I wrong?
Love to know your thought.

Thanks :)
 

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Ask your friend how he thinks a soft lead bullet, you can literally scratch with your fingernail, is going to wear out a steel gunbarrel? :confused:

IF you ever manage to wear out a 22 rimfire barrel, any barrel, brag about it. You have done something.
 

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I totally agree with the previous post. Not to worry. A barrels worst enemies, aside from rust, are excessive heat and dirt.
Your friend may have heard conversations about high power rifle barrels and thought it applied to all guns.
Even with high powered rifles, it depends on the caliber, how hot the loads are and many other factors. Even then, the bulk of the wear is at the throat of the rifling where the bullet contacts the lands/grooves and start the spin and where the powder burn is the most intense depending on the type of powder.
https://forums.cabelas.com/archive/index.php/t-691.html
 

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I'm going to have to agree with the others. Your friend might be looking out for your best interest and means well, but when it comes to the Ruger 22/45 pistols he doesn't have a clue. He's so clueless with that statement it borders on rediculous. Hell 5000 rounds through it that barrel it's just starting to get seasoned.:D
You my friend with even so,so maintenance to the pistol will never wear out that barrel. I'm quite sure that 200 years after doomsday some life form will be walking around and see one, pick it up pull the trigger and it will still fire.
 
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