E.R. Shaw makes quality barrels at a reasonable price.
No they don't.
I have gad several ER Shaw barrels that shot great, did you get a bad one?
Worse than bad. Very long story but the short version is, it was the only barrel I ever had to pretzel on me when contouring it. As supplied they are too heavy so a "little" thinning was required. Do this with most brands. Theirs started flopping around on the lathe like a fish out of water at the first light cut. They may have improved the stress relieving of their barrels since, but I never tried another. Too many good barrels to waste my time on another Shaw.