Figured, I'd make my first post a good one. I am looking into putting together a new long-range rifle for hunting and some paper punching. Here are my thoughts... 1. Purchase a Savage action. 2. Purchase a Pac Nor Barrel in .300 win mag 3. Purchase a Bell and Carlson or comparable stock 4. Have a buddy put it all together for me. My questions is can I do this with little smithing cost for under $1000.00? If I can, would you guys recommend something else. This gun will be primarily used for deer hunting but will occasionally take a trip out west. What do you guys think?