Reply To: Bench Rest Barrel Cleaning
I believe air rifle barrels have a much longer life expectancy than PBs. PB barrels are of course exposed to high heat, combustion products, etc, which cause chemical reactions and loss of barrel material over time. Could also be due in part to increased cleaning in PB barrels, due to increased fowling.
This suggests that if you have a good AR barrel, clean it with care and it should last a long time.