I appreciate the last three posts.
My intent is likely in the 1k-2k round count per year. But, since I recently bought an M&P Sport, I'd be spreading that over two guns. Time and budget sadly don't allow more.... And then there is pistol practice, and reloading 30-06 and 30-30, etc, etc!
So, all I really wanted to do is to not short-change myself on barrel selection for a one-time purchase. Like MetalGod said, I want to hand all weapons down to my son and daughters if they want, and not leave them useless weapons.
Stainless sounds good to me, chrome moly vanadium barrel will likely suffice if the cost savings justifies it.
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and a few defensive firearms, too!