I don't have an ER Shaw barrel (although that may change soon), but I've read about them a great deal on the 'net. Every barrel maker will occaisionally turn out a bad barrel, but from what I've read, I'd say Shaw barrels are a solid barrel that's known as a decent buy for your money. They're not usually a benchrest quality barrel, but they're much less expensive than benchrest type barrels. I bet you'll be pleased. Let us know how it turns out!