Originally Posted by royinidaho
This thread is getting quite cute.
My initial post didn't include include my first thought regarding the "Real advantage to custom" I have only 2 custom rifles. When I shoot and show them I do so with "Pride"! And I have no shortage of pride.
My biggest problems in life are cause by to much pride and oh ever so much humility
Thus the real advantage must be pride.
I'm right there with you.
I am very proud of the rifles I've built with my son. This past weekend, some guy with a custom rifle shooting at a target 18" away at 300 yards was putting holes all over my son's target. Even if he was aiming at my son's target by accident, he had no group. ...just 6 or 8 random shots over a 10" area.
So, we moved out to 500 yds and my son shot a 2" 5 shot group and was ringing the 4" steel swingers right and left.
Hitting what you aim at be it paper, vermin, meat, or trophies yeilds a sense of accomplishment.
Doing so accurately with handloads you've developed is more of the same.
Spec'ing your own custom to do the job is even better.
And, getting the job done with your son on the trigger and a rifle you built yourself is priceless.
I can't wait for deer season to open up.