Average Barrel Life - Gas and Bolt May 17, 2018, 07:56:07 PM In talking with some long range friends, they were telling me that they have barrels that didn't last much longer than 1000 - 2000 rounds. My immediate response was WHAT!!!!I am used to my Wilson Combat 1911 that has about 15,000 rounds through it and still as accurate as when I first bought it. A friend put about 50,000 rounds through his WC1911 and Wilson Combat rebuilt it for him at no cost. I just find it hard to believe the rifle barrels have such short lives. I now have a Wilson Combat Super Sniper 22" chambered in 6.5 creedmore. I reached out to WC with the question of how long should I expect my barrel to last. Their response was somewhere between 5000 and 10000 rounds. This is an interesting range. I have had my WCSS for just under 2 months and already have put about 600 rounds through it. I like to shoot and typically put no less than 100 rounds through it at a practice session. Not sure what would cause the barrel to wear out quicker and or last longer.It would be interesting to see what others have experienced and how well the different barrel manufactures fare. Are there any recommendations for managing barrel life?