Hope all is well with everyone and hope that the weather is better where you are at than where I am right now. Just looking for a new home to learn all I can and I love to read "gun talk". Kind of had a bad experience on a Winchester lover forum as well as another from the same guy. I posted some info about a disaster purchase of a Jack O'Connor Custom Tribute and the flaws I found when it arrived after an internet purchase and one fellow took exception that I was posting about a negative experience without allowing Winchester an opportunity to fix it. Told him they had that chance when they put the gun in the box for delivery and now that the stock is back with them they tell me it looks like 2 months minimum wait and then all should be good. I just expected a little more I guess. Been fortunate with almost all my guns regardless of price. Did just buy a new Kimber Custom S/S in 300WSM with Super America Wood and it is coming to me for a lot less than the JOC Custom did, that's for sure. Well I hope to hear some great gun talk and although I don't post a lot, I do love to read. I hope I posted pictures of the new Kimber. By the way, I am not a Winchester basher by any means. I have several other Model 70's as well as an old M94 and a Model 37A .410 from a misfit youth that I cherish in my safes. Just had a bad experience with one purchase and wondered if anyone else had one with the same gun but was told to keep quiet by a couple of guys that owned JOC's themselves. I think they took my dissatisfaction personal or maybe they had some serious brand loyalty issues that they need to work out. For now however, I'll just stick with the Kimber purchases until this saga reaches its conclusion. The CRF is awesome and I have 3 others that I wouldn't trade anything for so I have faith in Kimber as well. I just wanted a real nice gun like all those rich fellas had in my youth in Oklahoma with the fancy stocks, shiny barrels, cool scopes, and the stories that went along with those guns. I got the great stories but most of them include an old Browning A-Bolt II in SS with BOSS in 7MM Rem and a Weatherby Mark V Ultra Lightweight almost as old in 270 Win. Nothing wrong with those guns at all but they show the wear of more than a few years hunting in several states and just plain old shoot but they aint real pretty. By the way, I am a bonafide Tested, Selected, and Initiated, US Navy Chief, retired. I know most forums are anonymous but I don’t have a problem putting my name to anything I ever post and I do strive to be a gentleman in my discussions with all other men of the same character. Sincerely, James C. Beel Jr, CTTC(SW), USN, Ret.