Originally Posted by Wolfdawg
I don't think you'll have any problem with that rifle at those ranges. I would definately look into installing a muzzle brake on it though. It will make life more enjoyable. A good set of electronic hearing protection goes a long way also.
We use 300 RUM's deer hunting and have tremendous luck with that caliber and a lot of practice!.
+1 here on this... muzzle brake helps a lot! but the flip side is your gonna need some good hearing protection (which you should of course already have...). Brakes help in practice.... Awesome round.
Insofar as barrel life, that can be more subjective. Shooting coyotes to 1000 yds, eh? You might be able to get 800-1200 rounds out of it using the heavier for caliber bullets, but as mentioned, if the shooting gods smile, and you have to use 300 rounds in one day, you could place a safe bet that at the end of that you are buying a new barrel. It really depends on how you use the barrel is what I am meaning to convey. If you abuse it by firecracking the throat from shooting it scorching hot, less rounds/life for your barrel, hunting deer or yotes 2 or 3 shots at a time... a lot more rounds/barrel life. And it also depends (IMHO) on the steel, the barrel makers skill, the smiths chambering skill, and whether they held their mouth just so when they made it.... lol. You may find that a barrel that still shoots 1 MOA is acceptable, so even more life can be obtained, or if you are a BR nut kind of guy/gal, then anything over 1/4 to 1/2 MOA is unacceptable. It just depends....