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Martin can make the barrel any way you want it. If you want a 50 fpe rifle, it's gonna be loud. I think he uses poly barrels on most all the high power rifles, unless someone requests otherwise. My limited experience with them suggests that they shoot the heavy pellets at high velocity very well. They also lead up quickly (compared to standard power rifles with conventional cut rifling). Polygonal barrels date back to WWII, first developed, I think, to offer a longer lasting machine gun barrel. Designed for jacketed bullets, the additional contact area of the bullet/pellet with the barrel, along with the effect of heat on soft lead, is kind of a recipe for leading. The lack of the sharp, cut edges of grooves works great with jacketed bullets, but it takes additional barrel cleaning to maintain accuracy with soft lead pellets, at least that was my experience.  No free lunches. The good news, if you get the RAW with no moderator, and since the barrel has no breech O ring, it's quick and easy to remove the barrel for a good scrubbing, if needed.