Re: The Build (W/TFF Help)
Excited for you, this is going to be a great project.
I would go 26" bull barrel, but gotta know what bullets you're intending to shoot. are you looking for a 1000yrder and heavier bullets?
Hart, Criterion, Shilen, Kreiger.. the list is almost endless with todays selection of great barrel makers; I'd say you'll be happy with any of them, pick the one that works best for you. I'd take a Shilen as my first option personally.
Yes, it's worth it to lap and square everything, threads, lugs, etc.
I would have a brake on it from the get-go. ( just my .02c though)
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