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Anyone ever actually wore out a 22?

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  • Anyone ever actually wore out a 22?

    First off, has anyone ever heard of actually wearing out a 22lr?

    I suspect that it would take more ammo than you have the patience to shoot...or something to that effect. Now maybe target shooters might have something to say about this, but for the rest of us? Nah...

    I go through maybe 2-3 boxes, and that's pushing it. I don't "plink" or just blast away without aiming. Mainly because I tend to shoot the more expensive rimfire ammo like CCI velocitors. So maybe 1-2 bricks per year.
    At that rate, I doubt I will ever have to wear out anything.

    Copper fouling maybe, but wear out a barrel?
    [edit] Now that I've posted this, I hit google and found a lot of replies to similar questions, and the replies were about what I suspected.
    Last edited by ShifterBits; September 30th, 2012, 04:57.
    Enoch Powell was right!

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    Re: Anyone ever actually wore out a 22?

    Wore out 2 diffrent Hi Standard Sentinal revolvers. Both went out of time and would not lock up correctly. Neither gun was new when I purchased it and both were shot a lot. It took a number of years (5-6 or so)
    and 200-300 round a day.

    Also cracked the frame on a Iver Johnson TP-22.


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      Re: Anyone ever actually wore out a 22?

      I have a 10/22 barrel with at least 30 thousand rounds through it. It is not as accurate as it used to be, but I think it might be if it had a good crown job on it.


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        Re: Anyone ever actually wore out a 22?

        Noland, you just need a new crown. ... Only 22's I've ever seen worn out were either garbage (example: Marlin 60) or worn out internaly (Henry and certain revolvers)... Shifter, you can probably just have the hands replaced.


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          Re: Anyone ever actually wore out a 22?

          What Noland and brainard said.

          It is almost impossible, given the velocities/heat involved, to wear out a quality .22 LR barrel.

          You can 'break' and/or wear out other parts and full-auto abuse is another animal.