I have a Tiki T3 light. I called a highly regarded barrel maker and asked if they did any inexpensive re-barreling jobs. The guy who answered said, "not oridnarily, but I will do one for you". I thought he was speaking for the barrel company, but when he sent me his business card, I learned that he was doing gunsmithing on the side. I ordered a 28 inch barrel in 6.5 .284 Norma told him i wanted a mnimum dimension chamber, send him a reloaded dummy round wiht all the particulars...I have been waiting over a year, and he keeps giving excuses. All the excuses might be real, but it is not fun for me. Today he told me he could not get the barrel off the rifle to install the new barrel. He also, cut into the barrel that was on the rifle to try to releive pressure. I reminded him that is was a fairly good barrel and I wanted to get it back. He informed me that it is now scrap. My question is: what would be the appropriate course of action. As it stands, he has my rifle, which he has effectviely ruined. He also has my new barrel, and all of my money. I told him if he couldn't get it done, he would have to buy me a replacement rifle, send me all my money back, and my barrel. That is the worse case scenario, or I would settle for a Rem 700 action or a Savage action in stainless. Of course I would have to buy a stock and new trigger, which will run me well over 300 dollars. Am I being too much of a hard nose...not sure what to do. Any advice would be appreciated.