My best tactical bolt action rifle cost me under $1k with scope and work done by Aurora Tactical. I just can't grasp thoughts of a $2k rifle ready to go and paying for it myself. I reload for mine and that's a plus in my book. $3 grand and the rifle would have to do the job without me pretty much. Crazy. I'd rather do the work than pay for it. Just me. I don't look for guarantees. LOL!
Far from eye candy....got to be functional if I'm going to own it and shoot it. Nothing I have is for eye candy. I shoot them all.