Re: New Barrel
Almost all of the barrel manufacturers today make barrels that are top of the line-especially compared to the barrels of yesteryear. I currently own several (Shilen, Pac-Nor, Lilja, Krieger, CZ, and a Midway). I think they all work great. Don't stress this part of the gun building chore too much because you really can't go wrong. Choose one and don't worry.
If it's not far, it's boring.