Re: what barrel ?????????
Unless Derek is right about shilen improving, I would never concider a shilen. Douglas is OK but out for me as well.
I prefer Lilja and Hart in that order.
I have had a couple of kreigers and they shot like crap. It is worth mentioning that they were attached to weatherbies so who knows if it was the barrels or the overall gun. Either way, you couldn't give me either.
Have had one Rock Creek and it cooked FAST. To be fair, I did hot rod it with high pressure loads in a very overbore magnum. While it lasted, I can say it did not seem to foul whatsoever and cleaned up super easy.
I will say I have seriously abused many barrels and Lilja and Hart have held up the best for me. Between the Liljas, Harts and the RC barrels I have had, they all had 1/4 MOA potential. They all cleaned up easy but the RC cleaned the easiest.
Cant vouch for any other barrels.
Long range shooting is a process that ends with a result. Once you start to focus on the result (how bad your last shot was, how big the group is going to be, what your buck will score, what your match score is, what place you are in...) then you loose the capacity to focus on the process.