Thats because Boots sold all his equipment (Whitney Pratt machines etc) a few years back to Krieger as he had a number of health issues including a stroke. He mainly filled gov contracts for many years and reg consumers got their orders filled if he had spare time which meant very long waits. Sometimes over a year. He was a one man shop and kept his orders in emails. Quite informal by normal and certainly current standards. His main caliber built was 308 11 twist for 308 W chamber. If you were wanting that it usually had the best chance of a turn around. Anything else in a dif caliber could be a painful wait.In the fall of last year "GUNS" magazine carried a good article on 5R and how Boots Obermeyer brought it to the forefront of barrel making. Article was written by John Krieger. Search "What Is 5R Rifling?"