Originally Posted by CHIPLOAD
2 years ago I could order a brux barrel an have it in three weeks. Now it 6-9 months. Bat actions you will be waiting 9-12 months. Anything worth having is going to be I high demand and short supply. I broke down and bought a grizzly gunsmith series lathe. Had it 3 years and already paid for itself. The only way to get things done when you want and how you want!
After lots of unreturned calls, I bought a Grizzly lathe.
I now have a much better understanding of some of the delays in getting all of the necessary parts, materials, and tooling together. ...although a professional should already be well equipped. In any case, there's no excuse for running a shoddy business and not communicating with your customers.
There are several smiths that frequent this forum that seem to be great communicators and with whom I wouldn't hesitate to do business.
It's just sad to think that a few bad apples can ruin it for the whole bunch.
It's no wonder Savage is so popular with the DIY crowd.