Some guys need to get some experience off this board. The list I recommended has been carefully vetted to insure reasonable prices, quality work and stated delivery times. Second, there is a couple there that been building LR guns before 50% on this board could spell it. they cover the gamut of all types of guns to include, BR (short & LR) not to mention LR hunting guns, not just 6mmbr guns with 2 oz triggers as incorrectly stated. Is it the "all inclusive and only smiths"? Of course not, but reasonable place to start and let someone read about some of the better ones, compare prices etc. If they are asking here, reasonable to assume they need some of those type questions answered.
As for going to Gander Mountain. Go for it, the local one here charges double what my smith (on the recommended list) does for cryo, over $100 more for rebarreling (plus no mention of truing the rcvr face, and almost 25% more for glass bedding. Buddy of mine, just bought a new SW pistol for $256 less than the local GM price. Yep, makes me want to run down or ship a gun off to GM. Boy thats a reputable cost effective place to recommend.
Why in the world would a really competant smith be working for GM anyway?
As for smiths on this board, yes some are good, but not all, and some I would not send anything to. For example we had one smith selling $150-180 muzzle brakes
for $350 because he said that they were the greatest thing since sliced bread AND he did it on this site.
We have had smiths here every day saying, "Send me everything, I can do it". Why isn't he is his shop doing it then? Others are the quiet professionals. So do not get the idea I am against all smiths here.
Of course that is just my opinion and it is worth what you paid for it.
However, I paid a lot over the years to learn that you get what you pay for, but it is normally cheaper in the long run to get known quality at a fair price the first time.
As for me only recommending smiths on this site, I do not think so. You recommend who you want, and I will recommend who I want. I will be more than happy to justify the person I recommend. Just hope you can say that too.