I'm looking at rebarreling one of my rifles, and the question of what to do with the 'old' barrel came up. A friend is interested, very interested actually, but I have absolutely no idea where to begin for an asking price. He'll probably get a substantial 'friends & family' discount off whatever ends up being a fair price (we shoot together in matches several times a year), but I'd like to recoup a little bit of my cost as well.
Background on the barrel...
25" Rock 5R .30 cal 11.25" twist, M24 contour, fluted (by Rock, so very *deep* flutes), fitted w/ a Vais muzzle brake
+ thread protector, chambered for .308 Win using a variant of the WTC95 reamer throated for the 175gr SMK and headspaced to fit my Forster Go/No-Go gauges. Barrel, brake and thread protector are all coated w/ Norrell's moly-resin finish. All work to date done on the barrel by Randy Cain of R&D Precision in Glendora, CA (highly recommended, BTW).
The barrel is about a year and a half old... been in my hands about a year, and I've got something like 700rds through it. One load, 175gr SMK over 43.7-44.0gr RE-15 (depending on lot and/or time of year), Winchester cases, Rem 9-1/2 LR primers. Actually, little to no load development was ever done... it shoots very well w/ BH 175gr match factory loads, and I tried a load from another gun, and it just stacks them on top of one another. Summed up, the barrel just flat shoots.
Here's what I figure I have into it:
Rock Creek 5R M25 contour 26" barrel (got trimmed to 25" for cosmetic reasons) $295
Fluting by Rock Creek $110
Vais brake ~$100
Moly-resin coating (including action) $150
I figure I'm probably going to end up eating the moly coating and probably the chambering... though my buddy will probably be sticking it on a Remington 700 PSS so who knows, he might get lucky and have it headspace just right as is ;) Otherwise, though, I've got a little over $500 into the barrel in just the steel, the fluting, and the brake (not counting installing the brake, etc.)
What's a reasonable asking price for something like this, which is a proven performer and should have a *lot* of life left in it? $300? More? Less?