So have been thinking about this and can't come up with a set reason apart from custom parts. My question is what makes a certain action the main one that people customize? 700's for example. Is it just the aftermarket parts. What makes a 700 any better than a savage, axis, mossberg, ruger, Winchester, ect? If I have a lathe and can blue print them all and thread my own barrel and chamber ect why not start with something like an axis for accustom rifle and save a few $100? Thanks for the thought gentalmen.