Got my confirmation today also. Will have to hit up PVA soon, though it looks like they'll be a lot busier now that they got the marketing variance on the Hancock. At least I've got a new .308 Criterion bbl that will be here this week I can run on it in the meantime.Got my Origin order confirmation today! #246x. Now just need some good news on my PVA prefit barrel.
I got the bald eagle barrel vice, haven't tried it yet. Was only like $50 on flea bay, I have it mounted vertically on my reloading bench leg, also got a few strips of thick leather to use as shims and protect the barrel. Since I'm not tearing down a factory rifle, I don't think I'll need oodles of force to get my barrel torqued on or off. My action is supposed to ship with rear entry action wrench also.Payment made and email sent to PVA. Now back to the waiting game. What barrel vise are you guys using? I'm looking at the viper vise. Is that good to go? I'm gonna use a rear action wrench to torque the barrel.
That makes a lot of sense. I like the idea of wrapping it in leather to protect he barrel.I got the bald eagle barrel vice, haven't tried it yet. Was only like $50 on flea bay, I have it mounted laterally on my reloading bench leg, also got a few strips of thick leather to use as shims and protect the barrel. Since I'm not tearing down a factory rifle, I don't think I'll need oodles of force to get my barrel torqued. My action is supposed to ship with rear entry action wrench also.
I have been using the Viper Barrel vise for years and never had a single issue with my TL3's (with BigHorn action wrench) or Deviant (using Surgeon action wrench)Payment made and email sent to PVA. Now back to the waiting game. What barrel vise are you guys using? I'm looking at the viper vise. Is that good to go? I'm gonna use a rear action wrench to torque the barrel.
you'll get another number. mine was around 800 higher (1719 or something and real number is 2497). day later maybe? few hours i forgetWhen did you guys get confirmation numbers? I placed my order recently and got an order number but it's much lower than what's posted here. I assume the confirmation number comes later?
First, let me take a quick second to apologize on the spotty comms the last couple weeks. My wife and I had a baby on Aug 30 which came me out of the shop for a couple days and only partial time for a few more, then Jeremy went on a (MUCH NEEDED) vacation and we had some illness that took a two guys out of the shop for a few days.. it's been hectic for sure and I know that last week I missed a lot of phone calls because I was trying to answer them while making parts.
We shipped a lot of barrels over the last couple days, many Nucleus and Origin pipes. Last week I tried to keep focused on making the barrels so that we could at least get the work out the door even if I was the only guy in the shop. We shipped 30+ barrels between yesterday and this morning.
We got in a few Origins last week, I haven't advertised them much so we have a couple.
I cut all the 6mm Dashers, 6 BR's and 6 Creedmoors last week that we have blanks for.
Rock Creek shipped another crate of blanks today so we're getting back on the horse there, it's a constant balance of getting the barrels needed in time for orders. Unlike the automotive industry the custom ordered rifle parts industry not "just in time" from vendors through end users.
We brought a lot of things in house in the last 8 months in order to improve overall lead times. More machinery, more people, contouring, more barrel blanks, different techniques and tooling to improve overall quality metrics are all here. I greatly appreciate those customers that have continued to work with us as we grow to make even better products for the precision rifle industry.
They must have ordered a bunch on pre sale?
In my experience Ryan’s site is accurate. I bought up a stock of ammo of his and it immediately showed “out of stock” when I went back.
He ships quick too. He’s got a repeat customer for sure from me.
To me the bolt cycles easier on the origin, with a claw extractor I can make a sled if I want to single shot it (I know you "can" single feed a nucleus but dont like the idea push feeding over a mauser style extractor), and the price is less. If they start offering a long action i would definitely be down for a couple.So what is driving that?
Yes, the handle is swept. I'm certain it will have interference with a surgeon bolt notch. I tried dropping mine into the stock off my TL3, and it hit as well. If you are competent with a rat tail file, I'm sure you could modify the inlet yourself to get it to work. You'll also likely have to adjust the ejection port of the stock, as the Bighorns tend to be a little longer than others.Quick question everyone those who have received their origin is the bot handle swept?
I have a chance to get a McMillan A5 that has been inletted for a surgeon action.
Being both are 700 footprints do you guys think it would drop in just fine? Or would the swept bold handle cause issues
thanks again everyone.
Mines been shooting good. Really good. Center and bottom right are 39 grainers. They need some work but the other three groups are 32 grainersAction arrived Friday. Very happy. Stock arrived Saturday. Have to cut the ejection port bigger but other than that just waiting on a barrel. If this thing shoots as good as it feels I’ll be buying another.
Shoot us an E-mail and we can get you fixed up with a different knob...I got my action in today. Man am I happy with it. I want to thank Ms. Robbie and the bighorn team for doing an excellent job of getting these actions shipped out in a timely fashion. You guys rock. Also from playing around with my coworker's nucleus, I like the origin better. I think the tolerances are a bit tighter on the origin. I am a bit disappointed in the tear drop bolt knob. For some reason I thought it'd be a bit bigger. If anyone wants to trade let me know. I'd be interested in the tactical or diamond helical.
I don't think you're wrong. Have you tried Pming Josh? In my experience he's very good at returning pms here.now I just need an update on my bbl from PVA.
I am in the same PVA boat. Ive had my 2 actions for a month now. I'm so dissatisfied. One more email today.
I get it, their move took longer than expected, a vacation, a baby. The ATF took long on a variance. But, come on. 7 months for 2 barrels.
Again, PVA shipped one last month that I returned because I ordered 2 identical.
Am I wrong? I chose them to support a guy who opened his own shop and I like the modern techniques.