I recently purchased a new Browning X Bolt light weight stalker in 308 cal with fluted barrel in stainless. A colleague of mine was given a very nice Sauer in 308 cal which has shot hundreds of rounds. How'ever he claimed that my new barrel would be shot out and in need of replacing way before his legendary second hand Sauer!
I just said " of course it will" to shut him up, Can you experienced smiths please cast your expert opinions over this post and let me know if my Browning barrel will come in a poor second or will it last equally as long. I regularly clean my rifle unlike my colleague.
Thanks in advance.