I've heard so many people talk of having to re-barrel riffles after putting so many rounds through them, yet after 10 years in the military and putting 1000's of rounds through Gpmg's SA80 etc etc etc and never once seen or heard of a rifle having to be re-barrelled !!! It wasn't uncommon to have a spare barrel for the Gpmg to keep swapping over as they used to glow with the heat.
So if its the case whats the difference between military rifles and stalking rifles ?????