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Unread 05-05-2013, 08:41 AM
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Round count in a .308

Hey Guys, Would anyone consider 600 rounds to be an excessive round count in a 308. I'm considering trading for a Remington 700 SPS Tactical that has 600+ down the tube. I have no experience with the .308. Being a Varmint hunter, I have shot double that amount thru my Prairie dog rifles at much greater velocity with no degrade of accuracy. Opinions?
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    Unread 05-05-2013, 08:54 AM
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    Re: Round count in a .308

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    Hey Guys, Would anyone consider 600 rounds to be an excessive round count in a 308. I'm considering trading for a Remington 700 SPS Tactical that has 600+ down the tube. I have no experience with the .308. Being a Varmint hunter, I have shot double that amount thru my Prairie dog rifles at much greater velocity with no degrade of accuracy. Opinions?
    If the barrel has been cared for, It is just broke in. You should get thousands of round out of a 308.

    If you know the owner and 600 is an honest round count you should be good to go.

    If you have access to a bore scope the throat and lands will tell the story.

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    Re: Round count in a .308

    I have roughly 2500rnds on one rifle and 1500 on another. Both still shoot with .25MOA accuracy.
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    Re: Round count in a .308

    My gunsmith is an old guy, who's been smithing for 50+ years. And barrel life got brought up last time, just in general conversation....And he said that the average person will not notice the difference in accuracy between 100 rounds and 10,000 rounds in a .308 Win. He said he has (in the past) had 700 customs he built that had over 10,000 rounds on a good quality barrel that he still shot 1K competitions with, and won. Just keep them clean, take care of it, and don't overheat it, and it should last you a lifetime, if you shoot occasionally.
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    Re: Round count in a .308

    I bought a used .308 and have put almost 900 rounds threw it. Cleaned it the day I got it and not once since then. It shoots VERY good
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    Unread 05-07-2013, 08:53 AM
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    Re: Round count in a .308

    I think i just surpassed 2000 in mine and its a .25 moa gun.
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    Re: Round count in a .308

    I also think that you should be good to go with only 600rds down the tube. If it helps you in your decision I have a Remington 700 LTR in 308win and it's a consistant 0.5MOA gun with Federal Gold Medal Match 168gr. I think you will be very happy with the accuracy of that rifle.
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