Re: Factory finished rifle vs Semi custom build.
Brand new member here as well. I am a ranch broker living in the 4 corners area who is out on the road in 4 states , showing and scouting my listings, trying to keep predators at bay, and when time permits , hunt mule deer, elk, whitetails , (both coues and midwest , pronghorn) In the last couple of seasons by upgrading my optics inventory,I have found some monster bucks that my rifle and my current capability , I allowed to walk.However, with tags getting harder and harder to draw, it was time to upgrade the rifle and my confidence with it. .....My free time is/was the determining factor for just ordering a Gunwerks LR 1000/Long Range Package 6.5 -284...I had a booth at the Dallas Safari Club and most recently the Western Wildlife Expo in Salt Lake, and enjoyed the luxury of meeting most of the custom and semi custom venders..All were very nice, and competent to talk to..
Gosh, I wish I had the knowledge and time to "self set up' the gun, but the components alone that I would probably mis-order, loads I would mis-load, and weeks, (not days or hours) my simple mind would need to comprehend what i was building out, made the decision for me...I went with turn key custom and completed...Heck, even as a kid with model airplanes always had parts left over!..biggest deciding factor was talking to existing gun owners who removed all doubt..
Just glad to be here..