Originally Posted by zack30
I have had my .243 since I turned 12 (am now 26) and I would say I shoot at least 40-60 rounds a year, as it was mainly a hunting gun (although now I have turned it into my mid range 450-750 yd sniper) and I have not seen any degredation in the functionality of the barrel or the accuracy.
I'm sure if you are shooting 500 rounds a year out of the gun its going to fry it, but who shoots a bolt action that much anyway?
This guy!!! I shoot 50 rounds a day easy! But im getting 1500 rounds out of my rifle! Im shooting heavies (115) at 3000fps. I also can take it well past 1k. For the type of matches I shoot we have 10 round strings of fire in under a minute which cooks your barrel!