I'm just getting into Long Range. I have been using a .308 but I'm putting together a purpose built rifle in 264 Win Mag or 26 Nosler. What I'm contemplating is is who to buy the barrel from. I could get an E.R. Shaw barrel and install it myself or I go with a Krieger or Lilja blank and have the local smith install it. The blank would be a much better barrel and I prefer to have a smith do this stuff. On the other hand... The money I save with the E.R. Shaw barrel could get me a nice trigger or stock. I also might burn through this barrel at the range as I'm new to Long Range Shooting. It's going on a savage 116 small shank action. Thanks in advance for advice.