I live about 1/2 hour away from E.R. Shaw...Have been to the plant several times...and have used 5 or 6 of their barrels...For your intended use they will work fine...Buy it and dont worry about it. The barrels that I had ...all were fairly accurate, in fact one in .358 that I used for a 35 Whelen AI. would shoot 225 Sierra BT'S Under a inch @ 200(3 shots) at 2750 F/SeC... hmmm come to think of it, WHY in the hell did I trade that thing??? Enjoy your new barrel. [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
What's your opinion of the quality & service of these barrels. I have a model 7 that I want rebarreled to 20" stainless 308. Will use it for whitetails at max 300 yds but most shots will be 50 yds or under. Price is around $ 275 and I thought that wasn't bad.