I bought this barrel because i thought i was going to hunt with it. I cleaned the bore very well, and began break in procedures cleaning after every shot. I shot it 10 times total. I've come to the realization, i don't like the round for several reasons, mainly, i don't reload and ammo cost a fortune and i tend to flinch when shooting it. I paid $300 new + shipping, will take SPF. It's in excellent shape, in original packing with ghost ring peep sight. i also have the Katahdin foreend that is in like new condition i bought for the barrel. I think it was like $38. Will take SPF with the purchase of the barrel. Thanks.