I’ve been lurking around on this site for a few weeks trying to soak up some of the knowledge that everyone shares. I will be setting up a long range rifle for next fall and the information on the site has been quite valuable. I do have several questions and areas that I would like some comment on. Does anyone have a phone number for Kirby Allen in Fort Shaw? As it turns out I only live 2 hours away and would like to talk with him about a rifle. I narrowed the caliber of the rifle down to 2 options. 7mm Remington Magnum and .300 Remington Ultra Mag. My initial reaction is to go with the 7mm RM because of the higher ballistic coefficient of the available bullets and the longer barrel life. On the other hand I have noticed a great many people using the 300 Ultras. Am I missing anything that I should consider? (I could purchase both!) As for a rifle I am down to 3 options. A custom gun. It is a possibility depending on cost. A Remington Sendero is the best factory option I’ve found but there is no guarantee of accuracy. The third option is an HS Precision rifle at about $2600.00. At least they guarantee ½” MOA. If I went with the Sendero and had Kirby square it up, bed it, install a muzzle break, and have it coated with ceramic finish the cost would be? As far as a scope I am down to 2 options. A Leuopold or a Nightforce with a 50mm Objective and at least 20X magnification on the high end. I’ve also spent some time on the “Best of the West” web site looking at their products on Gunwerks.com. I’ve seen absolutely no mention of their products on this site. They sell a rifle with their own Huskemaw scope for about $6000.00 ready to go. What is up with them?