Originally Posted by MontanaRifleman
Are you saying the barrel life between the 300 RUM and 338 RUM are similar? From everything I've read the 300 will typically last about 1000 rounds and the 338 much longer. Have you experienced something differnt?
No cat fight here, better things to do than speculate or argue about barrel life or expected barrel life...
Technically, the .338 will have a longer barrel life than the .300.
Barrel life depends on many factors, not just round count.
I have put over 1,500 rounds down a .300 RUM barrel with little to no degradation in accuracy. It will take a reasonable amount of time to put over 1,000 rounds through the barrel of either hunting hunting rifle. So, in terms of barrel life, they will both last a long time.
The .338 may last a bit more, but to me that's similar barrel life... we're not comparing a 6x.284 to the .338 RUM.
My point was that by the time he gets to that point, he's probably going to want to re-barrel to something else in the wildcat arena like he said. The shot out barrel will not be his deciding factor.
Long Time Ranger,
Good thing you bought when you did, prices certainly went up. I have a few hundred pieces of Norma, so I'm good for a while.