Originally Posted by Nimrod
My opinion, looking at the build sheet, I see firelapping included. I would find a new builder, good barrels are hand lapped from the manufacturer. I would have to question anybody who would automatically " fire lap" a new barrel.
BINGO.....That was the first thing that cought my eye....also, I am trying to figure out what a "custom 30-378 Accumark action" is. Is he going to use a WBY action and have it accurized? I am not a smith, but I was under the impresion that there wasn't a whole lot that can be done to a WBY action.
But I quit reading after the word firelap.
My advise......hang around here for a month or two.....crawl through the older threads...see what the guys are shooting. Ask a bunch of questions.....we were all beginners at one time. For me it was long enough ago that ALGORE had not even invented the internet yet!!!! As on any fourm you will need to have the BS detector close by. But all in all...Like the PGA golf commercial from a few years ago....."THESE GUYS ARE GOOD!!"
My other advice...if you are going to pay for a "custom action"....buy a custom action......BAT, Lawton, Borden, Stiller, ect..ect.... I'm not sure what your cost will be on an accurised WBY would be, but if it is anywhere close, go with a true custom. Resale on a custom is at least...AT LEAST.....75%....usually much higher. Factory actions have a pretty good resale, but you will loose on the "custom" part....it will gain you nothing. If you are set on a factory WBY, do a little research on exactly what can be done to them to make them better. Make sure you are getting your moneys worth.
Not quite sure about the big assed balistic chart....everything past 1500 is just fluff....compleatly usless for all but the very best of the best with the right equipment!!!
I am not going to tell you to find another smith. But the truth is.....firelapping is for factory BBLs that are KRAP. I would never firelap a custom...and only as a last resort with a factory. ASK YOUR SMITH...PUT HIM ON THE SPOT.
Good luck with your build, and have BIG fun!!! And welcome to the fourm!!