I I have a rifle built, are there barrels that are a compromise, for the hunter and the benchrest. If you built a 30-06 and wanted to get more accuracy out of it (besides range practice), would you put a 26" barrel on it? Do they make a barrel that is heavier, but not as heavy as a varmit barrel? When I finally come down from this overload of info I am getting here, I would like to buy and modify, or build a longrange rifle that would still be suited for a long walk. Would love to hear suggestions starting with a REM 700 action.