Hey guys, I am putting together my first build and wanted to put a feeler out there to see what you all would suggest doing. I have my action ordered and am about to order a barrel. I can have a brux contoured barrel blank shipped out next week and I have a local smith that will chamber, finish the barrel, and fit it to the action for $300. The action is a remington 700 so it will be a regular remington fit. My other option is to get a mcgowen ordered and chambered to receive it in roughly 8 weeks. I would get it threaded for remage and I would put it together myself. I have never set headspace myself but have a buddy that has set the headspace on 3 of his personal rifles that will help me do it for this rifle. What would you guys do here? The mcgowen option would save me about $250. Is it worth it to have the smith do the work? Looking for suggestions on what to do here. I am leaning toward one direction but I want to get some other opinions.