Morning all, I got an itch that's needs to be scratched on something 'round here: "Better barrel life", what does that even mean?! Barrels are as replaceable as the components that are used in them. I don't baby or abuse my barrels but, I do keep my load development to minimum (I make a binder for each barrel/rifle) and when I find 1, 2 maybe 3, bullets that give, what I'm looking for, the research is done, let's start shooting for real! Shoot til it doesn't shoot to your set standards, for what it was intended, anymore and replace it, ain't no big deal. I mean this IS Long Range Hunting after all, NOT Short Range Hunting.