re: Lija barrels question
My lilja barrels are as flawless as you can get as far as I can tell. Same for a friend of mine whose 2 rifles now wear Liljas. I know a prominent builder who used to use Shilen until they had a bad spell. He changed to Lilja for several years but stated he received some barrels that wouldn't shoot well and requested replacements. It wasn't many, maybe a handful or less. He stated to me Dan told him he doesn't make bad barrels. The builder moved on to Hart and as far as I know hasn't changed.