I need some advice on building a custom rifle. A friend of mine has a couple of custom's built for long range. He used Krieger Barrels, Stiller actions, H S Precision stocks, Jewell Triggers and a few other extras. One is in a 65x47 and the other is 7mm mag. Then he added Nightforce scope with custom turrets built for the exact load each shoots. I have a range out to a 1000 yards and he wanted me to try them out. He had a range finder with his load data built in. We set up 20" steel @ 500, 700, and 1000. He told me to pick a range so I said 700. He ranged it gave me the clicks to use. I shot out of a cold gun I had never seen before all in less than 20 seconds and hit 3 " from Bulls eye first try. Then I shot about 10 more and had about a 3.5" group. I was impressed. He said now try 500 gave me the clicks same results. He could give me the setting at any range from 100 to 700 and it was dead on with both guns. I was impressed, Then he told me the price was to the tune of about $4000.00 each gun material and Labor and then $2500 for each scope plus $1600 for the range finder. My question is it necessary to spend that much? I have a couple of nice Weatherby Mark 5S that I am in to them for the right amount. Rather than buy all that Why can’t I build on the Weatherby’s I have? Just have them tuned and re barreled. His smith says just sell them and buy all the above mentioned parts and Build one from scratch. But I think the stiller action alone is as almost as much as one Weaterby will bring. Does anyone have any experience with Weatherby customizing? I would love to have a couple guns like his but not for $13,0 00.00 to 15,000.00. I would appreciate any thoughts or advice anyone has.