I'm going to kill 2 birds with one shot. I was stressing over target practicing with my new Allen/Lilja RUMS - don't want to burn the barrels out. I thought I'd get a .308 for target practice - but then I need to get another good scope (or swap like mad).
Why not just do reduced loads in my RUMS? Can't I get minimal barrel wear by using a cooler/slower load? I plan on getting the RSI pressure trace system
so my loads don't get dangerous (too slow so they have pressure spikes).
I was also stressing on how I could shoot thru my two chrono's at 1000 yards to determine the BC at that range (and velocity) - but now I've killed the 2nd bird. I can put the chrono close where I won't be so likely to take them out - AND do so at a lower velocity.
sometime back there was a debate about fire forming brass in the garage with breakfast cereal. The primary advantage being longer barrel life? Can't you just use reduced loads to fire form without putting excessive wear on your barrel?
I like the idea of target shooting with the same gun/scope I'll be hunting with - a milder load can be compensated for.