I spent at least an hour reading the rants and raves on who is the best Gunsmith and who was not listed.. Guys as my first post I have to say to make a great shooting rifle it starts with the barrel, a good action (blueprinted)a stock that is of great quality the tolerences +or- and a person who knows someting about using the tools to build a great shooter. Than there is the sights if there not squared with the action you might as well start all over, because most of what you started has just been flushed. get it right the first time, if you have a scope and its not in proper leavel dont expect a 1000 yard shooter. My first rifle I built, my Brother and I used the tools at his shop, its a tool and die company. The tolerences were so tight I worried about doing something wrong..We used a Remi SA a Lilja Barrel an HS Precision stock a Burris scope and built my first .223, its a woodchuck killer and yes it will reach out to 500 yards and it works great! At 100 yards I can keep five shots in an area the size of a dime. Now I know most of the names mentioned but never had the pleasure of shaking there hand, I have read and been told of there great work as smiths but alot of my work is done at Williams Gunsight in Davison Michigan..I can walk to the range it so close.