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    Another Colt Cm thread for the love .....

    So the recent chatter about the 6.5 barrels getting shot out quickly has me wondering. With my LMT, it’s easy, just buy another LMT barrel. But with Colt, what barrel do you buy as replacement? Is it proprietary?

    Lastly, what is expected barrel life for 6.5? I dump mags through both of mine and will likely have to replace sooner than I care to.

    Your feedback is appreciated.

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    PB, Barrel life is based on a few things as you mentioned, tempo is one. "life" will depend on desired accuracy and with a semi the gas port erosion. I've heard of some guys getting upwards or slightly more than of 3k, based on your treatment, I would expect 2-2.5k.
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    Yea, that’s what I was reading. I figure by rotating my guns and taking several each range session, I might get a couple years.
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    Quit treatin'em like rented mules!

    Funny how barrel life is only seconds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mark5pt56 View Post
    Quit treatin'em like rented mules!

    Funny how barrel life is only seconds.
    I often think how the military must plow through barrels and guns. Shooting the piss out of them 5-7 days a week.
    I bet they have piles of smoked up barrels.

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    I've seen some folks go through barrels alright! Some refer to them as consumables, almost like a dang magazine. Heavy match shooters order them like their meds.(if they're old) Of course the mil guys can simply walk over to the truck.
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    I raised same Q as PB in his other thread about the new Colt. IMHO on barrels, Colt is likely to go the same way as the other manufacturers that are shipping proprietary AR10's at this price point (for instance, the S&W M&P 10's, and the new Springfield Saint Victor .308). They will have a proprietary BCG, barrel, barrel interface, and gas tube. When/if you shoot out your barrel, if you want your warranty intact you'll have to return rifle to them to rebarrel (S&W CS actually confirmed this for me a while back, as did Springfield, but don't know about Colt). I know that some folks with the M&P 10's have rebarreled which required a DPMS large frame BCG, barrel nut, barrel, and gas tube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pappabear View Post
    I often think how the military must plow through barrels and guns. Shooting the piss out of them 5-7 days a week.
    I bet they have piles of smoked up barrels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1168 View Post
    Most Soldiers, including Infantryman don’t shoot that much.
    This^^^

    Unless they are working up for a deployment they likely only fire a few hundred live rounds a year at most.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pappabear View Post
    I often think how the military must plow through barrels and guns. Shooting the piss out of them 5-7 days a week.
    I bet they have piles of smoked up barrels.

    PB
    Maybe in rare combat situations, but guns mags and ammo spend the large majority of their lives in a locked arms room, coming out for quals, range days, etc.

    Line units aren't shooting the piss out of anything 5-7 days a week.
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