After weighing it out in my mind I decided that getting the small mat would not make me happy. Cabelas has one branded by them that is similar to the Midway Pro. I may pick up a light weight one in the future to be able to pack it.
It has a lifetime warranty to boot so I went with it.
When I went to dump it only two cases were stuck at the case mouths,
They pulled free easily. That stain is more oil than soot.
I have some aluminum tape about 2 inches wide for repairs. I will sandwich the holes when they start to form.
Probably need to put some over the soot area right away or the entire top 2 inches for sure.
Nothing wrong with a 308 and with a 26" barrel shooting 155's you can come close to 6.5. Also think of round count of 100 rounds a month so 1200 rounds a year it should last you give or take a little 2 years for a new barrel for a 6.5
I just trace mine tightly to the rifle and then cut it out with a long razor knife. I don;t care so much how it looks but that it is snug and protects when flying. That is also why i don;t put all sorts of stuff in the case. Just the basics.