question #1 what velocity can I expect with a 180 grain Berger or JLK with a 36" barrel? my guestemation would be 3500fps. Am I way off? question #2 I'm undecided on what barrel to buy.The barrel is going to be 1.250 for 14" And then straight taper to 1" at 36 " here are the quotes I got Krieger $372 Lilja $371 Pac-nor $345 I'm leaning twords the Krieger but what do you guys feel is best for the money so here is the plan. Savage action(ya' I know I'm a Savage fan) 36" barrel straight 1.250 bull for 14" then i'm going to make a liquide cooled barrel block 12" in lenghth,then cast an alluminum bench rest stock.(we have a small foundry) If the stock turns out the way I plan I may end up making more. All thought and ideas welcome.This is an experiment I am building for my father in-law.And when it is completed I'll post pictures and a review. thanks to all you guys who make this a great long range hunting site!And thanks Len for starting it. i stumbled onto this site about 5 months ago and have visited here every day since.