Hello, my name is Roman, and I have a growing interest in long range plinking. I would to hunt soda cans, water jugs, and watermelons at distance up to 600 meters or so. I have been drooling for the Bergara HMR chambered in 308. It is a fairly new rifle and there is not much information on it. The rifle is equipped with 4Cr14 Chrome Molly barrel, is it as rugged and accurate as ... lets say Remington 700? What are your thoughts on the Bergara? Also, do you think running steel jacketed 308 Tula Ammo through it will shorten barrel life?
Thanks ahead for your opinion.