Personally for a $2,000 budget I'm not sure custom action work is really worth it. Metal work is going to eat up a big percentage of the budget, and IMO a $400-$500 stainless 700 donor action isn't that great of a value when a 7mag stainless Tikka is like $800 tops. I'm not against a custom or...
No appreciable amount of public land, no mountains, high fence zebra ranches, scorching hot, 30 million people, all of which are convinced it's the best thing ever...sounds great! :D
If you had the coin or family ties to own a GIANT piece of land it could be cool.
Me: 6.5C, 6-250, 17 HMR (rifles)——22 LR, .40 S&W (handguns)
Kids: .243, 22 LR
I strive for efficiency, and have found I don’t have time to properly feed and care for more than I have at the moment, other than a few shotguns that have come and are currently gone.