Originally Posted by TheFishBox
So i would like it if guys could post what rifle they have and how many rounds down the tube so I can get an idea of barrel life for different calibers, just post some of the important info like load, twist, etc etc. and do you put barrel life into consideration for picking a new caliber?
Man you gotta narrow down the parameters a good bit or this will be the longest running thread in history!
What is your intended use for the rifle. Let's tart there and then we can start talking about specific calibers and barrel life.
In general barrel life is not a huge issue with most calibers if you have the good sense to not shoot them hot.
Shoot three round groups and then wait at least ten minutes with an open bolt and even most of the barrel burners are going to give you reasonable life.