Re: what barrel ??
Rock Creek isn't taking orders and Bartlein is 6-8 months behind and sometimes longer. Doesn't mean those are so much better than some of the other custom makers,,, just further behind with production. Some will insist brand X is better than brand Y or Z and it all boils down to personal bias. Fact usually isn't associated with their decision. ALL the major custom barrel makers make an excellent 'tube'. I've been fitting and chambering custom barrels for 21 years now. There are some brands I don't use, but not because they're "not good",,, because I don't care for their business practices. Remember, accuracy isn't totaly dependent on who made the barrel (as long as it came from a quality maker to begin with). Who did the fitting and chambering plays a big role, as does the choice of components for ammo,, how the rifle is 'stocked', whether the rifle wears a quality scope or not, and most of all ,,,, the "nut behind the trigger".
"Shoots real good!": definition; it didn't blow-up in my face. 1993 graduate Montgomery Community College 2yr. gunsmithing program