Re: Do it your self or write the check?
How about skipping the new production or used production gun altogether? There are some very good affordable customs to be had without wasting money on a complete gun,barrel,trigger etc. that you may not use.
Check into Stillers Predator,Bordens Timberline or Lawtons actions that there is a post on right now.All are Rem 700 footprints and are trued with no worries.
I ordered a couple of Bordens when they were first advertised for $600 ea. Unfortunately I see theyve gone up since the intro period,but there are still great deals to be had on custom actions and there are more than what Ive mentioned.
The Constitution shall never be construed to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms -Samuel Adams