Re: Lilja barrel
My 270 I built had a 3 groove Lilja on it. My buddy Norm was so impressed with it, he sent 2 rifles for complete make-overs and both now sport Lilja barrels and one is a 30.06 he converted to a 270. First 3 shots after break-in were with factory Hornady ammo, 140 SST bullets. All 3 went into the same hole, so exact that it's the only (closest to) caliber sized hole I've seen on a target in person at 100 yards. Lilja barrels are great. Those 270 barrels are 3 groove.
That's the rifle I gave to my bud in CO.
But I don't think I have a bad barreled rifle in my safe and I have a variety. My preference, IN ORDER, if I were to buy a button rifled barrel now would be Hart, Broughton, Lilja.
For Cut rifled barrels: Krieger/Bartlein (tie), Brux, Obermeyer-----and he's last because it's just near impossible to get one of his.
My top 3 choices IN ORDER: KRIEGER/BARTLEIN, Hart, Brux