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Old 12-07-2004, 01:06 PM
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Last year after season i bout a new 270 wsm and love it its excellent for the deer it really nock the sh** out of them but i have heard rumers about something with the barrels messing up whats the deal?????
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Old 12-07-2004, 02:37 PM
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a little help please
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Old 12-07-2004, 02:46 PM
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Never heard that. Savage, Winchester, Browning and more all load for them. I don't know how the barrel can be messed up unless a manufacturing problem at one of the companies. I also reload for one, and no problems there.
 
Old 12-07-2004, 03:27 PM
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I believe there was some initial concern about chamber pressures with some WSM cartridges, but that seems to have been resolved without much further information.
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Old 12-07-2004, 03:32 PM
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I have heard of people calling them "barrel burners" or "throat burners" but I forsee no difference than any magnum.
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Old 12-07-2004, 06:03 PM
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I think I recall reading a few articles and threads over on http://shortmags.org about barrel issues and some problems with loads but those were all referring to WSSM not WSM. Do you have any links to articles or threads where these issues are mentioned?
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Old 12-08-2004, 06:46 AM
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Generally if you are using an extremely light/fast bullet in a barrel rifled tighter to stabilize larger heavier bullets, it will reduce the life of the barrel. If you do not shoot 100 rounds a day I wouldn't worry about it. If you shoot factory loads through a stock factory WSM rifle I would not worry about it. Careful what you read on the internet, watch the source of the information, there is A LOT of bunk out there. I have a Kimber 270 WSM and have no problems what so ever.
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