I am in need of two rifles, and have narrowed my search down to a 6.5 with 140's and a 7mm pushing 180's. I hunt out west and hunt everything from antelope to elk. I was planning on having the 7mm built more than likely, but hadn't decided for sure. I have a competent guy locally that will take a new 7 rem mag sender and bed it, install muzzle break, and install a trigger for a little over $500.00.So including price of the sendero I would be at about almost $1700.00. If he built me a complete custom with all the freels I would be at almost three grand. Now for the 6.5, I was ready to pick up a new Sako grey wolf in 6.6x55 for $1425.00. I have never had a Sako that didn't shoot well for me. These guns will be hunting guns, as I don't compete. I will however shot them a lot at paper competing with my friends and what not, but they are primarily for hunting. Now I was looking around and noticed that NorthWest Action Works sells barreled actions with choice of triggers for around $1450.00 I know I can get a good stock from Greybull for about $350.00, then I pretty much have a cheap custom for the same price as the senderro and the sako. One last thing, I would have the option of going with other 6.5 and 7mm calibers if I went the second route. That way I wouldn't be limited to JUST the 7 Rem Mag and the 6.5x55 sweed. It seems that the 7mm wsm or the 7/300WSM is more preferred around here than the 7 rem mag anyways. It also seems for the 6.5, the sweed receives a little less love than the others as well. Thoughts and opinions please....???