being a frustrated southpaw I have been contemplating my options for a new rifle. thought about ordering custom from Remington, but then started thinking more about it. Why give the business to the very company(s) that frustrate me. so i started researching custom options.
that brings me to where I could use some help. don't really know anyone who has custom rifle, so friends are not much help. There seem to be many options out there and my technical skills are limited on this topic.
my research has brought up alot of options and have ruled some out for price reasons and others. for example, i want a 300 win mag so cooper firearms is out for me for now. what to stay around 2-3k if that range can produce a high quality rifle that will last (seems to be possible). if not, can go higher but doesn't seem necessary for my needs.
leaning towards getting stainles barreled action from Montana Rifle Company and then going with either MPI or Lone Wolf (was thinking rimrock also but that no longer seems to be an option) stock. Will stick with 300wm and 24". Would like to keep it light and will consider muzzle break to keep kick down if needed.
where i could use some help and would appreciate feedback is on the above manaufactuers - folks experience with their products, customer service, and of course other options that i might want to consider based on positive experiences folks have had with others.
Also wondering about muzzle break, the noise doesn't bother me, but is it necessary with a top of line recoil pad and does it have any impact on accuracy? currently shoot a 300 with boss on it so it really has not kick.
if getting stainless action and barrell, is it necessary or advantagous to get a coating such as roguard? seems overkill to me, but not sure?
oh yes, i mainly hunt on the coast of washington for blacktail and elk but also have been to wyoming for mule deer one time (these guys are freaking big compared to the blackies on the coast)
thanks for any help that is provided