Re: Best barrel for your $$$
Whatever your smith can get you cheapest. My smith gets a huge discount on Douglas barrels because he's used them since they got started 50+ years ago, and he says they're the only barrel mfg that will truly warranty a barrel and stick to their lifetime satisfaction guarantee, no matter how many rounds have been fired through it for the life of the original purchaser. He'll order you whatever you want to pay for, but he gets the biggest price cuts on Douglas.
You can get Shilen blanks fairly cheap as well, if you're looking for chrome-moly barrels. Any stainless steel barrel blank will run you $300 and goes up from there. And that's $300 not including smith work (chambering, threading, cutting, crowning, fitting, etc...)
If you just want to go cheap, or are on a tight budget, go find you a new factory take-off barrel for $100 and have it installed.
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