Any recs for a smith to custom inlet a Manners?

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    Anyone used a smith for a custom stock inlet(whole thing, not just bottom metal) for a Howa 1500/Weatherby Vanguard LA? I'm not interested in Chassis and just looking for an EH1 or similar lighter CF stock with vertical grip for this precision hunting build.

    LRI said they could do it before Covid hit and then Covid hit so I didn't get it done right away. Been trying to reconnect with them since February to do the build but they're not returning emails, PMs here, and haven't gotten them on the phone. Manners won't inlet for a Howa 1500 LA (only SA). Neither will AG Composites.

    Backup plan now is to look into having SAC rebarrel and true the action, leave the bolt alone(had hoped to have a new one fluted), and find someone who can do a custom inlet on a flattop Manners. If I can't I guess I'll buy a Woox. I know some like them but I'm not really digging them but they're closest to the vertical grip hunter stock just weigh too much.

    Thanks!
     
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    Get ahold of Keith over at Phoenix Custom Rifles. The shop number is his cell. He always gets back to me.

    lots of great options out there. This is the shop I trust. And for good reason.
     

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    Just fyi TS Customs won't do it either.

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    Have you asked Manners if they will do it?

    Manners used to but no longer do. I've asked them a couple times and been told no. They will inlet for an SA but not sure why they won't do an LA. Sure would love it if they did. Perhaps if @RobertB and @tmanners heard from more folks they'd do it?
     

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    Manners used to but no longer do. I've asked them a couple times and been told no. They will inlet for an SA but not sure why they won't do an LA. Sure would love it if they did. Perhaps if @RobertB and @tmanners heard from more folks they'd do it?

    Interesting.

    Well good luck. Seems like most of the usual suspects can't or won't make it happen.