There is also a major difference between what a high power shooters rifle is chambered in and most of the rounds used by hunters on this chat room.
For instance, compare a 260 Rem or 7mm-08. 140 gr bullet, 45 gr of powder, 2800 fps or so.
7mm AM, 200 gr bullet, 105 gr powder, 3200 fps.
Yes, in the case of a small capacity high power rifle you can pull off more rounds then you can with most of the chamberings in discussion on LRH but still damage is done. If you can not hold the exterior of a rifle barrel bare handed the internal bore temps are MUCH higher and if you keep shooting you do damage with every shot once you hit a certain point.
The example of an exhaust manifold is a poor one. An exhaust manifold simply has to retain its basic, generaly dimensional form. There are no fine precise dimensions that need to stay consistant for top performance like there is in a rifle barrel.
I would agree there is a difference between a high power chambering and most of the rounds we use here on LRH but this is LRH, not highpower.com.
Some newbie reading Bart B post may well destroy a rifle in one outing which no one wants. Comparing high power rifles to high intensity rifles is a very poor idea.
The more I think about it, I should be agreeing with Bart B. As a custom rifle
builder it would make sense for me to promote rapid firing of magnum rifles. Would keep me backed up with business for years [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]!!