ok so i had posted about 2 weeks ago that i was going to go into a new gun shop that i has found that claimed to be able to build custom rifles. Well i went and walked in the shop and milled around checking out what was on the racks, they had decent stuff but i was not thoroughly impressed until.......One of the ladies runnin the counter asked me what i needed help with and i told her i wanted to build a custom rifle and she gave me an o shat look until she pointed at an older gentlemen helping another customer, she said he can help you. The older gentleman looked at me and asked what do you want, and i siad i want to build a heavy 300 win mag on a Howa action. The old man gave me kinda of a relieved smile and simply said come with me. He walked out of the shop and told me and the other old man he was helping to get in the truck (he had a rifle in his hand so i figured i better do what he said , he was taking it to be worked on) i got in the truck and we took a short drive across town to an inconspicuous garage where we all got out. The old man unlocked the door and let me into what i can only describe as "a custom rifle paradise" he had lathes and drill presses and all sorts of extremly heavy ungodly expensive looking machines set up all around. On tables around his machine tools were dozens of barrels and barreled actions with sexy muzzle breaks. This guy had more reloading equipment than i have seen midways catalog lol. The old man proceeded to use a couple lasers and a target to bore sight the other old mans new 22-250 while i walked around and looked at his operation. After mounting a scope on the 22-250 this guy opened one of his 3 safes and started pulling out night force and Leupold scopes and huge (27#) 6.5X284 bench rest rifles. This guy has a serious problem He pulled out a remington 700 action with a heavy Heart barrell and showed me a target that was shot with the same setup.......one ragged hole at 100....covered a 5 shot group with a dime at 300. He tole me that this setup all put together and ready to put into a stock would be about $ 1200 So what do you think dose this guy sound legit?.......i seem to think so what do you think of Heart barrels because i think that is what he uses exclusively, but i think i can convince him to use any barrel if i want? O i forgot he said he builds about 2 guns a month, and what got me is that along with like 8 pens he carries a micrometer in his pocket lol anyone who dose that has to be somewhat precision minded right?