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Thats a heck of an idea, fitting a .25 barrel to a .30 action. I’m curious why LW over the smooth twist? I would go LW if I thought it would get me better results than I am getting, but I prefer the smooth twist if for nothing else I hardly ever have to clean it. How does your rig sling those heavies? That must be putting out quite a bit of power for a .25

Availability of LW blanks is very good where I live, and they are affordable. ST, well you have to have a bit of luck to get a shooter IMO. The Bobcat MK2 I had was not as it should out of the box.
It was suffering from very strange flyers, and I was not happy with the result.
Disassembled the complete gun and I set the regulator pressure at 150bar & adjusted the HST until it shot the kings at 880fps. Still not ok. After polishing the barrel it started shooting clusters, and it got better and better. Sold it to a club member and it still shoots fingernail sized groups at 50meters any day.
Another reason to choose LW is the diameter, they are 16mm compared to 14mm for ST barrels.
Long story short, it shoots like a dream, and is putting out 62fpe with king heavies in standard .30 setting.
Enjoy your new R500, they are fine rifles :) Smooth and light, and a very high shotcount.