My understanding is the BA "Modern Series" is the lower end of their brand. Have you looked at a Hanson barrel? I'm curious if they share the same "drill wherever" or if they are more careful.
Comparing Krieger and BA seems like apples and oranges, different markets IMO.
What about looking under the hood of Larue, Proof, Shielen, etc? I'd be interested in head to head of the expensive brands
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