suggest you talk to Dave Tooley in Gastonia at Tooley Custom rifles and he has website. Just do search, think it is www.tooleyrifles.com
He has built more custom lr rifles and top 1k guns than anyone in your area. Dave and Leonard Baity (another top NC smith) shoot at Hawks Ridge 1000 yard matches (by N. Wilksboro) every month. In fact about 4-6 top smiths will shoot every month at those matches. Go to www.nc1000ydshooters.com
for their match schedule, 17 April is next match.
Suggest you go to the matches with your 300 weatherby and shoot the factory class and talk to everyone about custom guns and lr guns.
I have had two ULA model 20s and they are absolutely great light and accurate guns.
[ 03-24-2004: Message edited by: BountyHunter ]