Unless you are really young and you shoot 1000's of rounds a year it will probably out last you. Break it in as described in the FAQ's section and keep it relatively clean you are good to go for a lifetime.
I would also like to add since you did not break the bank on buying you got more money to shoot it just take care of it as a fine rifle and shoot the **** out of it .You got yourself one of the best value guns you could buy welcome aboard. Kurt
Throat erosion can kill a barrel before it's time. Keep the shots timed out so that the barrel never over heats and it will last for a 2K shots or more. If you shoot one shot after the other you can burn one up in a day.
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