Put one on layaway.NIB condition .308 caliber , not a mark on her.$ 275.00. Been reading, and I'm worried, I may have a stinker.I am a fanatic about rifle maintenence and I shoot ALOT.Cant hunt with it in Penn. so this one's a range queen for now. A 2-3000 round service life seems odd for an American semi auto when I can get 3 times that and more from a Chinese SKS! Assuming I keep her clean and dont shoot her hot is there anything I can do to extend service life?A very good looking and fine handling rifle I must admit, it would be a shame if the durability issue is real. I've read that a rifle was returned to Remington after being used in competition and the owner was told" It wasn't designed for that much shooting". Heck , my Marlin 336, which I got used 4 years ago , has had 3200 round put through her and still shoots sub 2 inch 200 yard groups. What are the issues with the 742 and am I worring too much about too little? Thanks for the help.