Originally Posted by ZOMBIESLATER
would be shooting mostly target but plan on shooting rabbits too...Im gonna shoot 6 shot groups, take the walk and check em out, let it cool off, and
By way of comparison - the last .204 thru the shop was a factory rifle with an estimate of 1000-1200 rounds through it. We did a bedding job, trigger job and a new scope and mount (the real reason it came in) and it was fine when finished. Shot sub moa out to 200 with no preset on the original shooter, but his zero was 200, so that was our test group.
while this won't shoot 5,000 rounds at 4,000 plus fps and still be as tight as the day it came out of the box, it's not a super fast "barrel burner" in relation to other high pressure calibers (.223 WSSM is an example).
Obviously rifle, throat & barrel specifically, care are in utmost order. Care for the barrel's heat exposure and proper expansion/contraction under fire are huge, but 4,000 plus feet per second in such a narrow cross section is going to play adverse effects with steel or chrome moly dynamics.
You won't buy this rifle, shoot 10 or 15 of these 6 round groups per weekend, every weekend, for years to come and pass this rifle on to your kids.
But with care and common sense usage/cleaning, you will get good life out of the round and the rifle.
Hope that helps.