Replacing barrel's after 400 rounds does'nt allow a guy to do much load development,after trying 2-3 powders and bullets for the best load combination?
Hoping to get a bit longer barrel life with frequent cleaning,ridding of carbon deposits,and more importantly,not allowing the barrel to get hot from too many sucsessive shots.
How much difference in barrel life could a guy expect to see between a .22 and 6mm?
Not worried so much about throat life,more so in the pursuit of consistant accuracy at 4-5-600 yards hunting varmints.
I have a.224 Vais with a 14 twist barrel,built on a Rem 700 action,so I've got the die's, had the bolt face opened up for it,that's why I'm leaning towards that choice,do a re-barrel with a 8 twist and go with the 80 grain bullets.
I would'nt hesitate to go with a 6mm if I was comvinced it was clearly the better choice.I'd give the 6mm-Vais a go.
Planning on making my next build a 6-284 using 105-107 bullets.
Thanks again Fella's for your input.