Re: HS Precision
I have an HS in 338RUM. The rifle shoots good and will generally meet the 1/2" guarantee they claim. The barrel contour is a little light and needs to be allowed to cool between shots to do it though, especially between the 2nd and 3rd shots. It is also pretty picky about what load it will perform well with, but that is true of many rifles.
I am pretty pleased overall with the rifle, but if I had it to do over again I would have went full custom. I have since had two custom rifles built by Kirby (Fiftydriver). An HS is going to cost you 2,500+. Kirby or one of the other smiths on this site can build you better rifle for that, and you can go top of the line for 3,000 to 3,500. Obviously you can spend much more on a custom, but that will get a true long range shooter. The other good thing about Kirby is that he will take the time to work through what want to build, then will work with you when you have it to make sure it performs.
Not to knock HS, but for the money.........go custom.