A friend of mine is jealous of my rifle build and wants to start one of his own. Platform is currently a bone stock stevens 200 in 308. He wants a new barrel in varmint contour in stainless. Ive talked him into a 7-08. The gun will be used 50% hunting 50% target. He found an er shaw barrel with everything he wants for $200 with 1-9.5 twist. He also found a mc gowen barrel with everything he wants for $290 with a 1-9 twist. I told him i think he would be worlds ahead to get the mc gowen. My build is a pac nor 280 ackley and i shoot 162 amax for paper and deer and was thinking not only should the mc gowen be a better barrel but the slightly faster twist might handle the 162 amax bullets better if we use those bullets in his gun too. Hes not looking for a benchrest grade barrel like bartlein or something crazy expensive. Would that mc gowen be a good comprise for price/value?