Re: First custom build and I have a couple questions.
I always thought a custom was on custom action and a semi-custom was on a factory trued action? I have a rem 700 that I have had done. the only thing left from the factory is the action and the bolt, though both have been through the mill and lathe. As far as the crown is concerned, you are correct, it just protects the rifling, no magic there. +1 on the Jewel, have both, like the Jewel better though, I like it set at 1#. As far as the recoil lug, my smith put one on and bedded the action. It probably depends on haw far you want to shoot it, and how anal you are about accuracy. I figured that while I am spending the money, I'll just save for another couple of months and do it right. Good Luck!