I've never used one of those barrels but have searched around most of the forums for info on them. Most either love them, or hate them. I thought it would be a good way to put together a beater rifle, use both the barrel and the stock from Midway. I have vz 24 action I'll probably use. Might even go with 8mm Mauser, that cartridge looks interesting to me. If I wasn't happy with it I could always rechamber it to 8mm-06, or 3200 Hawk.