carbon fiber barrel durability

cspierings

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I keep going back and forth between a Christensen ELR or BA tactical in 300 WM vs getting one built in that same caliber. What I'm struggling with is whether the carbon fiber barrels are up to taking out in the field without getting all beat up. I don't go out of my way to knock my rifles around but they do hit branches etc when walking especially when slung.

Anyone have any comments on the durability of the carbon fiber barrels?

Thanks

 

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I have hunted with the #executive order 30 Nosler ( Christensen Carbon barrel) for a couple years now and even flew to Alaska with it. It does not show any wear. I have hunted with several other carbon barreled rifles here in Montana too with no issues even in a scabbard on a horse. I loaned my 338 Lapua ELR to a friend, and he is rough on equipment and back pack hunts a lot. Him and his family used it all season and too a dozen elk. It still looks new. I will scratch a ceokoted steel barrel before would scratch a Carbon wrapped.

Jeff
 

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My carbon fiber stocks have a lot of scratches, nicks and dings but their carbon fiber barrels don't seem to have any.
 

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Yes I thought the same thing. The gun was not consistent. Still I thought it was a interesting watch. I feel it was more to the side of It can take a beating and will not bend.

Just a interesting watch.
 

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Yes, I agree. I fully expected the rifle zero to shift after removal and reinstall of the barrel, especially with no barrel torque, but it tossing the 2nd shot in each group troubles me. I am surprised they didn't have a better shooting combo.
 

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I hear you for sure on that. The comment good shooting made me smile. To me it shows the carbon fiber wrap can hold up. Something I was not sure about.

 

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