Go easy on the comments, our senior members are generally not smart a#$es or they wouldn't be here any more. He was simply trying to guide you toward the solid information you have already received. There was no way for any of us to know that the recommendations given weren't working out because you didn't allude to that upon opening this thread. I know what assumption does for a person, but that's how I took it as well.
Please don't take offense as that is not my intent, just clarification.
There are a lot of good 'smiths out there who will be more than happy to discuss & help guide you through the decision making process. There is a company in CA called Tac Ops that may be able to help, although they do cater more toward the LE/Mil crowd, their work is fantastic.
Chad Dixon @ LongRifles Inc (my 'smith) is a master at just about anything.
Jim See @ Center Shot Rifles is well spoken of.
Kevin Cram @ Montour County Rifles is highly regarded in this Forum (as well as a sponsor)
ShortGrass, J E Custom, Sin Arms & Grit are ALL sponsors & contributors here who know what they are talking about.
Don't foget our grand master here at LRH, Mr. Len Backus who produces his own line of custom LRH rifles.
Any one of the above Gents will take the time to discuss your needs, wants & necessities. It's ok that you aren't quite sure what you are looking for, that is where the expertise of the gunsmith & our senior member (like FEENIX) comes into play.
Hope that helps,