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Old 10-01-2022, 07:53 AM
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Only firearm that i consider not fire would be my nazi marked P38 pistols. Since everything is stamped with serial numbers, one damage can hurt the value. I still shoot 115gr once in a while still. Life’s too short for guns that just sits in the safe.
Yeah . . .I also have a wartime P38 that I will not shoot because of this:

http://p38forum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=39259
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Old 10-01-2022, 08:45 AM
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I shoot all of mine, after a thorough safety inspection of course. Garands, carbines, lugers, C96, 1911’s etc. No issues so far.
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Old 10-01-2022, 09:11 AM
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I bought my milsurps to shoot, and I’ve shot them all. However, as I get older I probably spend less time shooting the war babies and stick with modern guns.
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Old 10-01-2022, 12:54 PM
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The only criteria to determine a worn out barrel is how it measures with accurate gauges and whether it continues to shoot accurately. Accurately means 2-4 MOA with few flyers. If it does, the number of rounds put through it are irrelevant. Nobody, not even GCA, can accurately determine 10k rounds means a worn out barrel that needs replacement. Whoever may have written that there should stick with facts not speculation.

Many would tell you that the TE and MW can increase 1+ numhers for each 1000 rounds fired. From personal experience with my own match Garand I can tell you that's total BS. I have about 3k through the 65 SA barrel on my match IHC that started it's new life at 1.0 MW, 1.5 TE. It now measures well below 1.5 MW and below 2 TE with no noticeable decrease in accuracy.

Now, there's no doubt that if you constantly load hot with M2 ball bullets, then rapid fire and rapid reload you will see more wear. That's why, during the war, they needed field arsenal rebuild centers to repair and rebarrel rifles.

Another notable fact is that many brand spanking new SA barrels measure 2 or 2+ right out of the wrap.

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Old 10-01-2022, 01:54 PM
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It's a gun. They are meant to be shot and enjoyed. Don't over think it.
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Old 10-01-2022, 02:18 PM
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It's a gun. They are meant to be shot and enjoyed. Don't over think it.
That!

Shoot it, and go from there.
This target is the 1st clip after cleaning and assembling a just-purchased CMP rack grade Garand a few years ago. A bit high for sure, you get that when you google "how many clicks up for 100 yards on a Garand sight". It settled down after a few clips and I adjusted the POA of course. But this group from the just-assembled rifle told me enough.
As a rack grade it's lived a life for sure but it cleaned up just fine for my enjoyment.
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Old 10-01-2022, 03:10 PM
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I bought my first Garand in the summer of 2015. I’ve fired that Garand a lot. I have no idea how many rounds I put down range, but the numbers are still excellent! It’s a tact driver. I wouldn’t worry about barrel one bit!
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Old 10-01-2022, 03:14 PM
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By the way, nice group with a rack, to Zvenoman!!

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Old 10-03-2022, 04:36 PM
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it's called Gun Store Fud.

You'll find it in all gun stores, at one point or another.

as you gain experience you'll be able to recognize it when heard.
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Old 10-03-2022, 05:33 PM
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it's called Gun Store Fud.

You'll find it in all gun stores, at one point or another.

as you gain experience you'll be able to recognize it when heard.
We call it something different in AL.
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