What is wrong with this cartridge. On midway the bertram 408 and 375 chey brass is actually about the same price as lapua and 338 norma brass (per 100). Most guys have given me alot of good reviews on the bertram brass so far (the newer stuff anyway). Dont know who makes the brass on cheytacs website but its only 2.15 a piece Barrel life is a concern but cant one just use mild loads and replicate lapua performance? I am just looking to get close to 1000 rounds out of the barrel anyway. Barrels arent that expensive when talking about spending 4-5k on a rifle. Just another question, why is everyone improving the shoulder. I dont like fireforming as i believe it takes too much time and barrel life. Do you really gain alot of fps in that huge case by improving the shoulder? Im ignorant when it comes to the cartridge but i want to learn everything i can about it. Lastly, everytime i bring this topic up in other forums people always mention how immensely heavy the rifle will be but as long as i can keep it under 18-20lbs that would be fine with that. I would appreciate the extra weight because of the recoil. So am i crazy for wanting one of these trackless tanks?