Thread: To 5.45 or not?
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Old 02-26-2010, 13:54   #5
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Originally Posted by my762buzz View Post
Is it a century arms tantal with the mistakenly installed .223 barrel bore that causes the bullets to keyhole?

doubled barrel service life because of the lower pressure.
Simply ingenius.
I thought the Tantal had a short barrel life? maybe read it from a bad source. If it is longer that would be a nice surprise. My Tantal shots fine doesnt keyhole even when hot, I think its hit or miss with the keyhole factor, or they fixed the problem completely on newer ones. I still an wary and wont buy another century because of the issue and am going SLR with the next 74. Either way I do like my tantal alot and would like another ecspecially with a chromelined barrel.
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