Originally Posted by UnderFire
Could you explain further? I don't understand the abuse.
rapid fire? barrel heat? or...?
I quoted the bottom so that your statement wasn't taken out of context.
overheating barrel erosion
I know many of you have a lot of money and are able to shoot a lot of rounds, buy lots of guns and the best barrels. I don't. Unless I am load developing, or trying groups or some such, I'll shoot one, maybe 2 shots a day. Even when shooting 2 shots, I'll let my barrel cool.
I'll get 10,000 shots, where someone else will get 3000 from the same rifle.
My firearms are tools, each and every one is vital to my loved ones survival. I will not abuse them to win a game; my loved ones are way more important to me than any game.
I am assuming there are others that are of the same school of thought. Just a suggestion for one of the events.
Additionally; a true test would be one shot at an unknown distance. This way doping of wind and distance play a part. Taking 50 shots you only need to know where the first shot hit, then adjust. In a true life situation, if you miss, your deer ran away or the sniper shot you; there is no second chance.
A true marksman needs to hit the target the first shot in any and all conditions.