Mosin Barrel Life span.

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  1. Foxtrotx1

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    I've put about about 5k surplus rounds through my Mosin these last 2 years, anybody have a mosin that has been shot out? Mine still hits a 3 foot plate at 300 yards consistently.
     
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    I'd say it varies greatly based on your criteria for accuracy, but I'd bet corrosive ammo kills more mosin barrels than volume of fire does. Mine has less than 200 rounds through it and it won't hold groups like yours, nor would it when "new".
     
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    So long as they're cleaned properly after each shooting, 6-10,000 rounds before the rifling is shot. The old Russkie rifles are very under rated and can take a tremendous amount of neglect and abuse. The 7.62x54r is a hot round, akin to most 30 cals in service around the world at that time. As a general rule of thumb, the hotter the round the shorter the barrels life span. You'll need a new rotater cup LONG before that barrel's shot out. One of my 91/30's has a very dark, slightly corroded barrel and will still shoot as well as my pristine ones with shiny bores. Naturally, if you shoot it til the handguards are smoking, it accelerates wear significantly.
     
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    Also note that Mossy Nuggets made after 1935 generally have chromed bores. In addition to reducing the effects of corrosive ammo, the harder chrome also can double the life of a barrel. On the FN FAL, the service life of a chromed bore barrel is stated as up to 20,000 rounds. I would expect a chromed Mosin to achieve that. Non-chromed should be 10,000 rds or more.
     
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    If Mosins had chromed bores, that's a new one for me?
     
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    Wrong
     
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    The crowns on these mil-surp rifles are normally the accuracy limiting factor.
    Look for nicks or burrs on the crown.
    A 3" grouping for a mil-surp is about average, your's is 4 moa, still respectable.
     
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    5k rounds with a mosin...

    that's a whole lot of shootin'
     
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    Yes that is a bunch of shoulder wacks!
     
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    yeah, it was my first rifle, I spend a lot of time with it
     
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    On unissued M44's it was very easy to mistake them for being chrome lined, due to the distinct line where the bluing was polished off at the muzzle crown. I'm guessing that's where the confusion came from. Chrome lining was first used on machineguns and I dont believe it was first used until sometime in the 50's(if memory serves). I'm unaware of any bolt action service rifle with a chromed bore(although it sure would have been nice).