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I'm pretty much a novice when it comes to custom/semi custom rifles but I've been learning quite a bit recently.  The one thing I do know is that they are very expensive, but are they really worth the extra coin new?  Heard alot about the many fine builders, including the following from McWhorter.  I'm particularly interested in #13, although the caliber is questionable:

 
Anyone have any comments, good or bad about #13 or his rifles in general?  Would also like to hear comments on the various components contained in some of the rifles listed on that page, such as actions, barrels(Hart #3 vs #4), stocks, triggers etc.
 
Thanks a bunch, looking forward to learnig some more.
 
 
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sorry about the link.  You need to click on "Gun Rack" to access the rifles in question.
 
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You can actually see better pictures of #13 here:
 
 
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nice guns...... funny only 1 non-Magnum!
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  I was in McWhorter's shop last Friday and saw the rifle you are interested in.  It is really a nice custom.  The action is a Nesika, long known for a high degree of accuracy.  The fluted #5 Hart barrel weighs the same as a #4 but is stiffer, helping the accuracy.  #5 contour seems to be the low end which most barrel manufacturers will allow use of a muzzle brake, but does not add so much weight you would tire out carrying it all day.  This rifle has a neat custom paint job on the high end synthetic stock.  These men know custom rifles and produce quality combinations that shoot excellent.  There are only a hand full of makers that can guarantee 1/2MOA.
   Now what does all this mean?  If you can afford the price of quality performance, it is well worth it.  You will own a rifle capable of shooting better than you may be capable of but will lose the excuse on the range that it is only a factory rifle and MOA or worse is OK.  With the muzzle brake on this rifle, it should kick less than a .308 but shoots the same 180 grain bullet 16 inches flatter at 500 yards (that's a MAGNUM).  If that's not within competent range, practice at longer ranges but the rifle is capable and remember that it shoots 1/2MOA.  My Kimber Montana 270 WSM shot 1 1/2MOA when I dropped it off.  I expect to gain 5 inches of accuracy at 500 yards and plan to burn the ammo to confidently make a shot at that range.  If I'm hunting in my backyard and don't take a shot at long range, so be it.  If I've invested serious money in a hunt plus airfare to Alberta and let a world class deer walk away because my gear is not up to the task, that's a different matter.  Get the best you can afford and practice so you can use it.  McWhorters makes some of the best!
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Tim McWhorter makes one of the best if not the best out there in my opinion.  I have 3 of them and they shoot better than anything I have every put my hands on.  I have a 270wby that consistently shoots better than 1/4".  My 300wsm is a 1/4" rifle too.  Shooting rifles like these certainly gives a big confidence boost.  I really feel like I can kill anything I shoot at regardless of range.    I have notched a couple 500 yard kills this year.  +1 for Tim Mcwhorter.
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Thanks guys.  Guess I have alot of thinking to do about how much I really want to spend for another rifle, when in actuality, I have zero issues taking game with my much cheaper Vanguard or Browning.  It wasn't until only recently that I've been taking deer out to 300 yrds and later this year I'll be hunting where shots out to 400yrds plus are possible. 
 
There are however, quite a few new McWhorters on gunbroker that are not really attracting much interest, guess the economy is to blame.
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Yes that is a CHUNK of cash for a rifle....most guys would rather have a few than just one for that sum!
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