Last year I made a LR rifle out of a remington action, criterion barrel in 6.5 creedmoor, jewel trigger and wide fore-end walnut stock (all assembled by a gunsmith). Topped it with a 20 moa base and a 6-24 sightron series ii big sky. I've decided at 11 pounds it is too heavy to tote around and that i really wanted something lighter. After looking around a bit I found a Ruger Predator at a nearby gunshop. I went to the shop today to trade it in. The Ruger was $900 and I was considering eating my loss and just trading straight out. Turns out gunshops aren't interested in anything customized. The guy said he doesn't like to sell custom guns but he'd give me $300 for just the rifle. Went to another shop that is a Ruger dealer, they said no customized rifle trade ins, didn't even need to look at it. Hmmm, this is not what I had expected. I thought gun shops would be all over a gun like this. Just thought I would share this experience.