Love my bartlein barrels, with that being said most my hunting rifles weigh 13+ pounds, most are heavier. So I'm starting to build lighter hunting rifles for my daughters and son who hunt with me. I hunt A LOT here in Hawaii year-round. They are not a fan of heavy rifles lol. So where l can save a little weight I now try to. I'm just glad like others have said that we have other CF options now. And really glad that bartlein is one of them. I hope the issues with the company being used have been resolved but regardless as stated earlier l have some on the way and cant wait to try them.