I have a chance to pick up a Savage Model 11 in 22-250 Remington for what looks to be a great deal. I'm very tempted to just have the action for a build if I don't like it, but I'm still undecided. I've always heard friends brag about their 22-250's, but I never really saw the point. Seemed like they were constantly wearing out barrels on them and the only advantage they could tell me about was the high velocity. It also seemed like I could get an even higher velocity shooting light weight bullets in a 243, so I just didn't see a point to it. Now that I have the chance to get one, I'm wondering if there is a point to it? Is there a reason I should have one? What's the average barrel life on these?