The waiting game is hard

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Erik Kiser, Feb 5, 2014.

  1. Erik Kiser

    Erik Kiser Well-Known Member

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    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 :)
     
  2. steeltraps

    steeltraps Well-Known Member

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    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!:D
     

  3. Erik Kiser

    Erik Kiser Well-Known Member

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    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
     
  4. steeltraps

    steeltraps Well-Known Member

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    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!!!:D But you will enjoy the gun my friend loves his Rebel.gun)
     
  5. Erik Kiser

    Erik Kiser Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  6. wyomingblizzard

    wyomingblizzard Well-Known Member

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    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. gun)
     
  7. WyoElk2Hunt

    WyoElk2Hunt Well-Known Member

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

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    HAHA just wait until it comes, after you have wait months years maybe for you build to be done. The whole time growing as a shooter and reevaluating what you need or want. When it finally is all done your just going to sell it :D
     
  9. Erik Kiser

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    I think this one is gonna stick around. Depending on what happens in the bullet market with a good 375 bullet I may rebarrel down the road but for now it'll be a 338 Lapua Imp. Probably a 40 degree
     
  10. Brewer

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    been waiting 6 months for a Hart Barrel. I got another 6 to go. and that was after saving money for 3 years!! yep, if you want to do it right, have to wait. going to be another 3 years on the Nightforce scope because of money. then they will cost another $200! ahhhhh!
     
  11. lightflight

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    I have a weekly calendar reminder to let me know how many weeks I have waited...Just to make me crazy
     
  12. Larry P243

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    I have only been waiting for a couple weeks now, and its still a killer. I lucked out and found a kreiger 7mm barrel in stock. I wanted a 6.5 but none to be had till a 11 to 15 month wait from kreiger, shilen,, and hart, and no 7mm now either. I just picked up a 270 rem. 700 this morning and am still looking for a 6.5 barrel. for another build. maybe the wait has already drove me nutts. building another rifle and have not even seen the first one yet . but will have a 280 AI in a month and a 6.5-284 as soon as I can find a barrel and my gunsmith can get it done.
     
  13. Erik Kiser

    Erik Kiser Well-Known Member

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    Have you looked at Third Generations stock of Benchmark barrels and Bullets.com has Bartlein
     
  14. lightflight

    lightflight Well-Known Member

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    Yeah me too. waiting on a 260 barrel.