This past summer my 2nd daughter graduated from college with a Bachelor of Science degree and right after got married to the love of her life. So I got two more firearms projects that I have been planning out. First rifle is for my daughter, second firearm is for my new soninlaw. My daughter wants a rifle exactly like her older sister's rifle except for the color pattern of the stock which she will select herself. So it will be chambered for a 308 winchester which will be built on a MRC 1999 stainless action with a MRC rifle barrel. Barreled action will be fitted into a McMillan fiberglass stock. Probably mount a good Leupold scope on it too. She hunted caribou with me before and used her mom's 270 winchester so I figure a 308 would be ideal for her. I used one for years before I switched over to magnums. Now for my soninlaw, kind of a tough decision. After many lengthly talks out in the bay, on the river and at the dinner table about various cartridges an their qualities not to mention their performance on game we determined that he likes shooting classic cartridges like the 30-06, 338 winchester and a few others. He also likes my son's 300 WSM which he used to successfully harvest caribou with when he hunted with me last winter. He also has his mind made up that one day he will own a black rifle in 223 remington for varmint hunting while he is out trapping. At the same time he really wants a nice shotgun for hunting waterfowl and upland birds. Black rifle would be used regularly since he has a winter trapline up in Fairbanks. 300 wsm would be used for hunting caribou, moose and any other North American 4 legged hoofed animal. With a shotgun he could hunt out here in the bush for ducks and geese or in the interior or even down in the Dakotas with his uncles and cousins. Got enough information for a black rifle build but may need to do more research to really make sure it is done right. Could have a custom bolt action built, have the action I need already, know enough about barrel selection, trigger adjustment weights preferred, stock selections, recoil pads, etc. Now when it comes to having a custom fit shotgun built I am in the dark, always shot factory models like remingtons and winchesters. Sure would be nice to have a shotgun built for him that actually fits properly when he shoulders it to take aim. He told me he has some plans to hunt pheasants and snow geese with his Uncles who live in North Dakota. I think all three are worthy projects. Right now I am kinda leaning toward the shotgun project since I have never had one done before and sure would be nice to learn what is involved in getting a shotgun stock fitted properly. At the same time i know he really wants a black rifle. A bolt action would be my choice but I am partial to them and prefer them over any other. Tough choices, sure glad my daughter has already made up her mind and without question wants a good bolt action rifle. Think my soninlaw is just waiting for me to decide which project to go with.