Well, after much thought and research this is what I'm thinking for the barrel on my 270 wsm build: Lilja stainless Length: 26" fluted Contour: #6 standard (approx .750" diameter at the muzzle) Twist: 1 in 9 Grooves: 6 I plan on running Matrix VLD hunting bullets in 165 or 175 grains, and possibly the Berger 170 grainers once they're available. The longer heavier bullets is why I decided on the faster twist and 6 grooves. The rifle will be used for both bench/target and hunting purposes. Does anyone have any input or suggestions they would like to offer before I go forward with the order? This is my first build and I am fairly new to the long range/accuracy world so any input is appreciated. Thanks in advance!