Re: Barrel maker suggestions?
I also have used Lilja and McGowen. I am very happy w/ both. The McGowen project was done in just over a month. I sent the rifle to them and they did all the fitting. Also trued the action, and lapped the lugs. This was a #4 stainless, 24", fluted, all done under $600. Break in was a breeze. Little or no copper fouling. Easy to clean. I will probably use them for the next project.
Give them a call @ 406-755-4907, ask for John. Very nice guy, he'll be happy to hear from you.
Good luck w/ your project,
To hunt... or not to hunt...? What a stupid question.