When last we heard from the self-proclaimed Gun Nuts, they were telling the world that they accidentally on purpose forget to review crap guns. With their lack of credibility firmly established, they’ve moved on to recommending guns they don’t recommend. “. . . there is no logical reason to buy one. I love the things, and use them almost exclusively, but there is nothing [a custom rifle] can do that I couldn’t get done by a good factory rifle. So why bother?” Four reasons given: artistic patronage (“you are buying is the ideas and skills of the man who made the rifle”), quality (“they are supposed to work perfectly”), exclusivity (“Not every honyak in camp will be carrying a rifle made by Mark Bansner, or Nosler, or Kenny Jarrett”) and, again, quality (“the cutting edge of performance”). So, “If some or all of this is important to you, start saving your money.” Do people in that price range—$3k to $6k—have to save to buy a custom rifle? How . . . jejune. And yet how deeply reassuring re: the future of American manufacturing. In some ways.