wow, 8k! i was reading a bit on snipers hide(big 308 fans) and a lot of those guys burned their 308 barrel up in 3-4k.
this article is what is selling me on the lapua 6.5x47 Lapua Tactical TackDriver
really good shooting gun, with a TI can, and a 25" barrel. it shoots lights out.
here is a snippet from that article, "Compared to the .308, the 6.5x47 Lapua has dramatically less recoil. Firing through the sound suppressor, a new long-range shooter who I put behind the rifle exclaimed, "It feels like a .22!" Because it was burning almost ten less grains powder, the sound suppressor was even more effective with the 6.5x47 than with the .308 it was designed for.
thanks guys, i'm still researching a lot.
does anyone know the barrel life on the 6.5?