I'm (hopefully) about to get my FAC granted and am looking to get a .243. As I'll be spending as little as I can get away with, I'm finding many of the rifles in my price bracket have had up to 500 shots through them. Bear in mind I may well be buying rfd without being able to test accuracy. My question is - roughly how many shots can a 243 barrel take? I realise maintenance plays a large part in the question, but let's assume a caring but not OCD owner. I have no idea - 1000? 5000?
Apologies if this question has been answered before, I couldn't find a straight answer! Cheers.