That is true. the 14", octagon barrel was machined from a Shillen match grade barrel blank.
It also has a fully tuned action. What can I say, it is a real custom gun.
I'm working out a loan of a pair of stock ROAs, one in 7.5" and the other in 5.5" from a pard in California. After I get them I'll run some tests to see how the stock guns perform.