Go with the 26". Give the 208 ELD with H1000, RL25 or RL 26 a try. If you decide on bullets less than 200gr, give one of the 4350 powders a try.I can’t justify the cost of a rebarrel right now. I just got into reloading, have two kids and a third on the way. I’m just trying to get some performance out of a factory 700 with a stock, Timney, and some hand loads. I was leaning towards the trade since a 26” barrel is what I wanted, but I also wanted stainless. The poll is confirming my choice, thanks for helping!