I guess I harangued Black Hole Weaponry (now Columbia River Arms) enough and they've capitulated and put my barrel in the queue, it's paid for and there's no turning back. I had been going to do a 6x45 but I also still have other .223's laying about that people other than me tend to shoot and as I've come to find out before having both in the same house in that situation is a bigger risk than I want to deal with. So, .223 it is. 26" finished length, 1:7 twist, black cerakote, threaded muzzle, untapered. I'm looking at stout charges of N550 or BL-C(2) under 75 grain ELD-M's. So, begin the 10 week wait. Now I need to run off and buy the PTG barrel nut. I'm going to take that course record for .223 next year.