I was referred to this site by a friend. I have been contemplating buying a Cooper hunter or excalibur (1250-1500ish), but he told me that there are smiths on this site who can build a custom 280 or 280 ai for the same price with better quality. Can anyone refer me to a quality smith that might fit this billing? On a previous build, I used a Remington 700 SS action, Lothar-Walther 26" SS magnum contoured barrel, and a McSwirly stock. After the gunsmithing bill, bedding, etc, it was quite a bit more than the above mentioned Coopers. So, is my friend smoking crack or was he on the money referring me here?