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The waiting game is hard

 
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Old 02-05-2014, 06:03 PM
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The waiting game is hard

How do y'all endure the months of waiting for components. Just ordered my new action last week and a stock this week. Sounds like it'll be May when it all gets here. I like instant gratification so this sucks
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Old 02-05-2014, 06:22 PM
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Re: The waiting game is hard

Im often gulity of over paying. I only by stuff that i can buy with out waiting. I will run any barrell. I have kreigers,shilen,bartlein,rock creek , and brux. I buy lots of bartleins and kriegers because their easy to find in stock. Actions io go with stiller and i have gunsmith true up rem 700s. Stocks you can always find a mcrees,mcmillian,manners,or a HS in stock some were. I quess im to impatenet to wait so i usally will pay more for something i want built quickly. Have even been know to bribe a gunsmith to push my gun ahead of others!
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Old 02-05-2014, 07:14 PM
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Re: The waiting game is hard

I was gonna go with a Benchmark or a Brux on this one but Benchmark didn't answer the phone for two straight days and then a Krieger popped up on here that was the contour, length, and twist I wanted so I jumped on it. This will be my first build with a custom action and I'm pretty excited about it. I wanted a Defiance Deviant and I called Manners and ordered the stock I want, going with a single shot so its not one you see in stock, plus I'm going with clear finished carbon. Normally I'm just like you but on this one I really bit the bullet and gonna build the rifle I've been wanting for awhile
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Old 02-05-2014, 07:40 PM
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Re: The waiting game is hard

I have a friend i shoot with that has a Defiance action in a mcmillian stock! Its a Rebel i think. Shoots very good. Doesnt Defiance have a remington footprint? Seems like our gunsmith inletted th mcmillian just slightly to fit the Defiance Rebel action. I remember it was a rem 700 action he got from third generation about a year ago. I Once had to wait a short while on a Lee six stock to be inletted for a Stolle Panda action i bought, you are correct the waiting sux!!! But you will enjoy the gun my friend loves his Rebel.
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Old 02-05-2014, 08:07 PM
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Re: The waiting game is hard

As I understand it they do have a footprint very similar to the Model 700 but any stock you find at a site like Stocky's, Bullets.com, etc will be inletted for some type of magazine. I want a true single shot done in carbon fiber on this one. I did just buy a T2 for my 338 Edge from Stocky's about a month ago, took it out and shot it one time and sold it to finance this build. I'm pretty excited about it, just have to wait till May to do it.
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Old 02-05-2014, 10:48 PM
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Re: The waiting game is hard

The wait only gets harder the closer you get to the delivery date. I ordered a rifle last march and was told up front it would be 12-15 months. The wait is definitely getting harder.
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Old 02-07-2014, 09:15 AM
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Re: The waiting game is hard

When I ordered my Shiloh Sharps it was a 5 year waiting list but I got mine early 4 years and 51 weeks.
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