When do Rifles Wear Out?
My dad has a 1917 Enfield which has been in the family since he sporterized it in the 60's. It has hunted most years since then. The last time I shot it, it would put 3 30'06 rounds in 1".
It is ugly, has some pitting and generally should probably be given the once over. When will it just be wore out?
I'm kind of afraid to do a new stock, convert to a 280AI, trigger job and rebuild the thing, if there is some chance the steel is on it's last leg or something.
How will I know? I'll just guess it was unfired when he got it and we have put 2000 rounds through it.