I want to get a bull barrel for my 10/22 that I can shoot sub 1" groups at 50 yards, 0.5" would be nice, but I don't want to end up breaking the bank. I've read through the old posts and it seems people think pretty highly of the Green Mountain Barrels from Whiteface Mountain.
Any thoughts for or against a Green Mountain, SS fluted, in 16.5" (or maybe 20" not quite decided yet)? Any alternatives/better buys in that price category?
What's the deal with Bentz match chambers and "loaded round may not eject"? Does that mean if I chamber a round I'm gonna need to fire it, or dig it out carefully?
Do these barrels need to be "bedded" or can I drop it right in and use it (I guess bedding improves accuracy?).
What budget stock would you guys recommend. I've been looking at the Hogue Overmold and Butler Creek (to get my total cost of bbl and stock under $200). I'm a lefty, so thumbhold stock options seem limited.
Hope you can all pitch in to tackle this newbies questions!