Originally Posted by Derek M.
Curious, are you saying the 6.5x284 is harder on bbls than the 6.5STW, WSM, and 6.5 Weatherby?? I would assume the 6x284 is even worse.
Of course these are worse, let's see how much over bore we can make something! We can list the 7RUM, 264win, 6mm rem.....and so on.
I look at it this way... If we are talking longrange hunting, you better be shooting alot to be 100% confident in hitting what you are aiming at. This means practicing in all condition wich equals lots of rounds down range. If you shoot your long range rig all the time to get good, and it happens to toast barrels. Your replace or setting back before hunting season.
I say get something that is a happy medium. LOng enough barrel life to get good with it. Heck it may take you 100 rounds to get a load down.
I run something that shoots reasonably close blasticaly to my LRH so I can practice without wear and tear. Before hunting season take it out and get it dialed in..it will last years.
My last thought..sorry, I think that if someone dose not know which will fit his needs best, then maybe they are over there head starting with a hot rod. When you setup to these types of rigs, you should already know the plus and minus of each, the cost, and be comfortable in the setting back barrels or buying them in pairs.
Just my .02. Just seen to many people burn something up not really k owing what they got into.