Barrel life in the Rem Ultra Mags..
For the sake of making this simple, lets take into account we are talking about stock Rem 700 Sendero heavy 26" Barrels, off the shelf ammo, and normal cleaning routines..
I know a regular .300 win mag will get more life than a .300 RUM and .338 RUM will, but how much more?
are we talking a couple hundred rounds, several hundred? 1,000?
I keep hearing the .338 RUM will toast a barrel much quicker, but whats much quicker?
I was 99% sure I wanted a .300winmag, but now Im considering the 2 bigger boys. Those are the 2 calibers I can readily find in Sendero models, thats why Im asking.
other than the .300winmag being slightly cheaper to shoot, I also have to take recoil into account. I dont want a .338RUM if it kicks the hell out of me and the barrel life expectancy is a 1,000 less than the other 2.
Whatever I chose, Ill be doing bench shooting often(not as often as with my .308), and also using it for bigger game such as elk and moose.
Thanks in advance for answering.
Poor mans LR rifle=Rem 700P.308/Elite 4200 6-24x50/Millet base/Burris Xtreme rings/Eagle stockpack/Harris 9-13" bipod