Re: Value of 338 lapua improved custom rifle
Since I recently priced all this out for a project I am doing, I'd say that it is around 1,000 over priced for a new rifle.
Then discount it more to account for the round count and you are in the mid-$3,000 range.
My assumption is based off of my build:
Defiance Deviant Action: Seekins cut out, Heavy Tang, Plunger Extractor
Manners TF-1, Mini Chassis for CIP Mag, 6 QR Sling mounts
Bartlien Barrel: Gain Twist, 8 Flutes, Stainless Steel
Gun Smithing: Chamber Rifle and Tread and install muzzle brake
Custom Dies from Whidden Gun Works
PTG Carbide Reamer with go/no-go gauges
I list all this so you can compare apples to apples. You will find that none of that is cheap as spec'd. In fact that is quite a bit more with all the upgrades and I don't even get to the $5,000 mark by a long shot!
In fact I'd say +/- a few hundred from the $3,000 mark would be a good deal.