So - got a 25” green mountain .22 blank with a 1 in 12. Took it out to my local gunsmith. We decided to turn the blank to a diameter with no taper. It will give it more of a bull barrel look.
I have a pic of the barrel threads. Some sort of powdery crap all over the threads and the action screw galled some of the barrel threads. Needless to say will also shorten the action screw. I really love the rifle and this might unlock its potential. Let’s hope!