Originally Posted by bamadawg2009
So now that Ive made up my mind for the 6.5, Im just wondering if I need a #6 contour shilen or a #5? I have a 5.5 on my 280AI and I love it but I cant find a 6.5mm in a 5.5 contour. It will be in a hs precision stock and I dont want to have to take out a lot of channel to free float a #6 contour but Im worried about a 5 being to light.
There are always good deals on the sale rack, classifieds, gunbroker, etc... provided you are willing to compromise on contour, length, twist, etc...
In the end, you're probably better off to order exaclty what you want from the maker.
I get frustrated with the lead times. But when you think about all of the permutations that it would take to satisfy everyone, it's just not practical for a custom barrel maker to risk overstocking the wrong item. For those who aren't particular in their requirements, there are always barrels to be had.