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Old December 9, 2012, 09:23 PM   #10
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There is no real difference in accuracy potential between stainless and chrome-moly barrels. The difference shows up at the end of the barrel's life. Chrome-moly tends to lose accuracy slowly while stainless drops off more suddenly. Sort of like alkaline batteries verses lithium. And when I say drops off I mean that the rifles' groups begin to open up at distances beyond 400 yards. The number of rounds downrange before this occurs varies but is surprisingly similar between the two metals. It is really only noticed by the competitive shooter who depends on consistent performance.
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