What do you think?
Want to build an 18”SPR what barrel below would give me the best chance at .5 100 yard groups with 1/7 twist 69-75 grain bullets? I should say the most cost effective one. I am sure the Kreiger would for $475. Would one of the less expensive do that as well? I know this is a loaded question just wondering what others think.
Standard grade barrel (Blank from Wilson, ER Shaw, Green Mountain, A&B etc...) $250
Match grade barrel (Blank from Shilen, Douglas or Rock Creek) $325
Stainless match barrel (Blank from Douglas, Shilen or Rock Creek) $375
Super match barrels (Blank from Kreiger, Hart, Lija, Lothar Walther, Pac-Nor etc...) $475
Since you're talking about having a CUSTOM barrel made (I recognize the ad) you'll have a very good opportunity to succeed in reaching your goal. Just ask Forest about his 6.8 barrel from the same place.
If it were mine, I'd go with stainless for sure, and since I'd never realize the difference between a match and a super match, I'd go with the Stainless match. I know there's only a $50 difference, but you still have to include threading, shipping, and you probably still have other parts to buy for your build as well.