Originally Posted by 257WTBY
Here is the deal. I ordered a AR from a builder who builds some fine rifles. I called and talked to him several times before I ordered the rifle. Anyway I ordered the rifle the 5th of January. I paid for the A/R in full with a delivery date of 1 April. I am a pretty patient guy anyway 1 April came and went with nothing from the builder on the 7th I called apparently the lowers he ordered were not built to his specs so he sent them back. 1 May I called again and the lowers r supposed to be back anytime. Finally I email/text/call and get a response he says the was a problem with powder coating and it's being redone now. Oh in the mean time there is a medical problem with spouse. It's over 45 days late. I told him all along I needed it for a p-dog hunt next weekend. I have every thing else ready to go minus the rifle. When do I turn into a A-hole to him and go after getting my money back? Am I not being reasonable? I have had several other guns built without a 45+ day delay. What would you guys do?
I don't want to be a ***** but I sure can be...........
You consider yourself patient? I've had AR uppers wth no special factory options take as much as 10 months. Others who have ordered rifles are in the queue in front of you. Who get's their's first?
Nearly all "complete rifle" gunsmiths are dependent on their suppliers of barrels, receivers, bolts, etc. Threats any kind are likely to move you to the end of the list. If he's a GOOD gunsmith he's very busy. You can get mediocre ARs off the shelf at any gunshop..
What would I do?
I'd take one of my small bore bolt action rifles to the PD hunt. It will likely shoot better than the AR anyway.
Surely you didn't sell your only other rifle to buy the AR and leave yourself with no rifle at all.
A 257 Wby is overkilll for PDs but so what?
Be patient and enjoy your AR when it eventually arrives.