Its the bi metal jacket that causes barrel wear, isnt it?
Barrel wear isnt that much of an issue for non percision shooting...
If bi metal wear was a huge issue why are we not hearing the cry from the M1 garand shooters and the bimetal jackets used on the HXP M2 ball ?
My take is this.... if the bimetal jackets are wearing out barrels on ARs how about AK's ? I have over 6k rounds of 80s Vintage (mostly corrosive) through my mak90 and just as much through my SKS and the bore looks fine and I can shoot about 5 moa with either one. I don't see 10k rounds being much worse.
Now I'm not running my guns super hot all though I have done many mag and drum dumps with the AK and I ran 100 rounds once as fast as I could with the SKS....
So as far as I know the wear is not a issue with bi metal with the garands and AKs so is the AR barrel whimpy or what?
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Well shit, at .24 ppr i guess that is a deal...
Most of my barrels at 700-$1000 each, but i dont care about barrel life
Your running a 700-1000$ barrel on your AR really?