So I'm slowing getting the funds together for my first LR bolt gun build and am in need of a excellent smith within a two hour radius of the Portland area. I keep reading that a good smith is just as important as the components that go into the build and don't want to waste the money on a Defiance action just to have a sub par smith screw it up. I'd be more than a little upset if my 3/4 moa savage shoots better than this build. I'm looking at either a 260rem or 6.5 creedmoor build for ranges out to 1200yds. I don't plan on attending any matches right now but it's also not out of the question. This would more or less be my dream fun gun. Price is a consideration as I don't want to spend more than $3000. I'd like to hear personal experiences from other members who've had similar builds done by local smiths. Thank you.