Re: build or buy???
I'm the type of person that sticks with what works. Jim built my custom rifle last year and I'm nothing but satisfied. He is a great guy to deal with and he will build my next custom rifle. That being said, I have heard nothing but good things about Shawn. I have ordered several items off of his website and emailed him back and forth some. I have nothing bad to say about either man. It doesn't look like you have anything to loose, no matter which way you go.
ACTIVE DUTY MARINE CORPS '96-'04
SERGEANT (MED RET)
COMBAT ENGINEER, MOUT INSTRUCTOR, RIFLE/PISTOL INSTRUCTOR
"Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet."
"I come in peace. I didn't bring artillery. But I'm pleading with you, tears in my eyes: If you f*ck with me, I'll kill you all." Marine General Mattis
Custom built 7mm SAUM