GUN Can a smoothbore shotgun barrell wear out?

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  1. GlobeGuy

    GlobeGuy New Member

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    Well...can it?
     
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    I have 150k through a Citori and it still shoots like brand new
     
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    Wow, that thing is expensive. :eek3:
     
  4. Look at what a Perazzi or H&H shotgun costs. :eek4:
     
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    I don't see a straight tube like a O/U getting worn out any time soon, but a gas operated shotgun may get a little wear around the ports.
     
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    Maybe if you shot alot of steel shot.

    Lead is much softer than the barrel, there is very little chance that the rounds will remove any barrel material. I would hazard a guess that improper cleaning and rust leads to a great amount of barrel damage on you average shotgun that the rounds put through it do.

    But yes, feed components can wear out, and so can firing pins. Most of those parts are easily replaceable.
     
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    I don't know what wears in break-actions but in pumps or semi's the ledges in the receiver will get sharp and start to produce a burr on the edges if shot a lot. That's the sign of a shotgun that's seen a lot of rounds.

    I don't know what effect that has really, I shoot my old Ithacas and they are fine, but the action is a little on the slop side.... :shrug: As far as a barrel, I would imagine the choke might wear out a bit and change the spread but I don't think it will ever be unusable.
     
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    The actual break action. Some guys get problems of the whole trigger mechanism wearing out or gumming up. That is really about it.
     

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