Hello Buckstix,

When I refer to old rifles I mean those made and chambered for Black Powder rounds. Steel jacketed bullets were introduced until after Smokeless powder came into being so it's unlikely I submit that the old rifles were worn out by shooting steel jacketed bullets as they weren't many made in BP calibres. Any old BP rifle will suffer from throat and barrel erosion if the user fires smokeless powder loads in them and I believe that is the cause of most barrel damage. Barrels made of Chrome/Moly steel weren't around in BP days.


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