I am in the process of deciding on which custom rifle to purchase. I have narrowed my search to either a rifle from H&S Precsion or Hill Country Rifles. I have fired a tactical version of the H&S and it is a very good shooting gun although I am going to purchase a hunting rifle. I have also had a rifle accurized by Hill Country Rifles about 5 years ago and was very pleased with their work and service, but I have never seen one of their custom built rifles.
Both these rifles are in the price range ($3,000-3,500) I was planning on spending and both have below 1/2 minute guarantees. Can anyone give me any input on either rifle, especially Hill Country, as I will not be able to handle one of them before making a decision on which to purchase.
I also enjoy shooting with a thumbhole stock and have shot several small caliber rifles that sport this style stock. I have heard that a thumbhole stock may not be that pleasant to shoot in a larger caliber (pounding on the hand/thumb area). I intend on ordering my new rifle with a thumbhole H&S Precision stock in 300 Win Mag. Has anyone had experience shooting a larger caliber with a thumbhole stock?
I have never owned a custom rifle and I'm sure this will be the only one I ever get, so I want ot be sure it is exactly what I want before ordering. Thanks in advance, any help would be greatly appreciated.