Just kind of curious as to what some of you are seeing for barrel life out of you 338 rum. I was at the range today and my pet loads were shooting terrible. I went to see a local gunsmith who used to work for remington and he scoped my barrel. Time for a new barrel. One cracked land and some other bad stuff that he showed me that I don't remember the terminology for. He said we could send the gun back to Remington and they might warranty it, but it would take at least 9 weeks and that would be most of the way through my hunting season. I am having him look for a new barrel blank right now. He also told me that he has seen a lot of stainless barrels fail and that remington has warranteed 3 of them. My barrel is blued and I have shot less than 300 rounds through this gun. Worst case scenario I might have to hunt with my little 338 win mag.