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Someone school me on barrel life. Looks like I may be hanging on to my .300 RUM and am reading up on barrel life in magnum calibers. I doubt I’ll ever shoot a rifle barrel out but since this caliber seems to be on the upper end of a “barrel burner” I’d like to keep an eye on it and take proper precautions.

Any info or tips?

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Don't shoot strings. Make sure the barrel is cold between shots. That's....... that's pretty much it for prolonging throat life. Other than that, watch your accuracy. If you're 'average hunting' accurate you'll probably never notice throat erosion. 

If you can legitimately shoot benchrest, 1/4moa groups, you'll notice your groups start to open within probably 1000rnds in a RUM. However, I can't imagine shooting 1000+ rounds from a .300 ultra mag in a lifetime. Outside of a Weatherby mag & .300PRC, I don't think the are many common calibers that hurt more to shoot than a RUM in a standard stock. 

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8 hours ago, Handsome Rob said:

Don't shoot strings. Make sure the barrel is cold between shots. That's....... that's pretty much it for prolonging throat life. Other than that, watch your accuracy. If you're 'average hunting' accurate you'll probably never notice throat erosion. 

If you can legitimately shoot benchrest, 1/4moa groups, you'll notice your groups start to open within probably 1000rnds in a RUM. However, I can't imagine shooting 1000+ rounds from a .300 ultra mag in a lifetime. Outside of a Weatherby mag & .300PRC, I don't think the are many common calibers that hurt more to shoot than a RUM in a standard stock. 

Thanks for the confirmation. As you said, this won’t be a bench gun. My shoulder wouldn’t like it but I also couldn’t afford it haha. 

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