As Nick wrote when he announced our first-ever choice for firearm of the year, MasterPiece Arms hasn’t generally been known for their high-end guns. But in naming their MPA-308 BA our Editors Choice New Firearm of 2014, he noted that “it’s a wonderful gun: a hand-crafted, precision-machined bolt action rifle. Each barrel is individually bored, rifled and hand lapped to perfection. Every action is individually tested to ensure that what leaves the factory is up to spec. The chassis provides a solid platform for the rest of the gun.” That’s MPA’s main man, Phil Cashin, above, accepting the honor. If you take the time to check one out, you won’t be disappointed.