- Sep 27, 2011
- Southern Arizona
I do think the "Plumbers rule of thumb" should be implemented. Use the right tool for the job. Don't use a screwdriver as a wrench.
Who friggin cares about barrel life on a 308 when you have guys burning barrels out on their big magnums, 6.5-284’s, etc in a 1000 rounds and even less. For a long range hunting rifle 2000 rounds is phenomenal and someday will be in the hands of my son and grandson before it’s ever burned out. The average hunter never has to worry about burning out a barrel. I don’t buy/shoot a rifle worrying about “burning” out a barrel on ANY rifle. If your comment is about bench rest shooters then maybe they have some concern but then maybe they don’t. Barrels are easily replaceable nowadays with numerous prefit options that are shouldered or barrel nut prefit. My 18” shouldered prefit just cost me $429. Shoots bugholes. Next objection.That is less than half the life of a regular used 308 barrel.