Top ranked competitors get about 2000 rounds of best accuracy from their .308 barrels. Service rifles used by soldiers get about 10,000 rounds of acceptable accuracy for combat use.
Next time, rebarrel your rifle when its barrel wears out and you'll do much better as you are used to its fit and feel.
One thing to do besides practice is to improve the way you reload your ammo, if you reload. Otherwise, Federal's match ammo's about as good as most people can buy, or handload for the most part. Few people can reload ammo that equals what Federal match ammo can do in a good barrel well fit to a receiver that's properly bedded in the stock then shot by a competant person.
US Navy Distinguished Marksman Badge 153
Former US Navy & Palma Rifle Team Member
NRA High Power Master & Long Range High Master
NRA Smallbore Prone Master
Last edited by Bart B.; April 20, 2013 at 11:46 AM.