ORIGIN Orders

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Got my Origin order confirmation today! #246x. Now just need some good news on my PVA prefit barrel.
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.
 
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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.
 

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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.
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.
 
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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.
That makes a lot of sense. I like the idea of wrapping it in leather to protect he barrel.
 

BWB

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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.
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)
 
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When 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?
 
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When 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?
you'll get another number. mine was around 800 higher (1719 or something and real number is 2497). day later maybe? few hours i forget

then today for an email from Robbie saying payment due/ready to ship
 

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Hey guys,

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.
 

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Hey guys,

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.

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Work life balance Josh....it’s a marathon not a sprint. All us peckerwoods whining about our parts will be long gone at one point or another in the near term. Your wife and kids are forever. Take care of yourself, your family, and you’re work team. The rest will all work itself out.

ZY
 
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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.
 
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the more I play with them the more i think i like the origin over the nucleus. too bad I had my son all pumped up about doing matching builds off the 2 nucleus actions, or I would probably sell them and get origins for my short actions.
 
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the more I play with them the more i think i like the origin over the nucleus. too bad I had my son all pumped up about doing matching builds off the 2 nucleus actions, or I would probably sell them and get origins for my short actions.
So what is driving that?
 
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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.

I received the origin from Ryan Hunt Yesterday. Great service and good communication
 

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So what is driving that?
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.

Granted my builds are still in process so all this is based upon just fondling them. Once I start shooting my mind might change.
 

vigildom7

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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.
 

OLD308

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Action 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.
 
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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.
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.
 
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On both our origins and my sr3 I’ve had to lengthen the ejection port of the stock at the rear and also file a grove directly under the round part of the bolt handle so the handle will drop all the way down and bottom out on the action. I used a 1/2” endmill bit on my cordless drill and just matched the angle of the handle and cut small amounts till the handle clears stock and stops on the action body. All three are in greyboe stocks.
 
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I’m anxiously awaiting for the email confirmation. I’m serial/order number 268x. What serial numbers where received last week?

Thanks!
 
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Action 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.
Mines been shooting good. Really good. Center and bottom right are 39 grainers. They need some work but the other three groups are 32 grainers
 

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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.
Shoot us an E-mail and we can get you fixed up with a different knob...
-Aaron
 
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AMG04

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I picked up my Origin yesterday (#2453). Huge thanks to Ms. Robbie for processing these so quickly! It was on it's way to my FFL as soon as we processed payment.

This is an incredible action for the money. I ordered a magnum and 223 bolt face for my builds. It's awesome that you can swap bolt heads with just your hands, no tools required.
 

ZEROGUY

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Saw mine at the FFL yesterday. 9 more days to go before she's fully liberated.

Zermatt forgot to include some bullcrap paperwork required to ship firearms into Cali. Robbie responded to the FFL within minutes with the document. No delays, fantastic customer service!

I got to play with it for a few minutes, extremely impressed overall. Can't wait to get it together, now I just need an update on my bbl from PVA.
 
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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.
 
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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.
I don't think you're wrong. Have you tried Pming Josh? In my experience he's very good at returning pms here.
 
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Kriller,
I actually did pm josh on 9/17 his response was to be honest off-puting. Which I found odd, because he has always communicated greatly in the past. He said check w Jeremy as he handles emails all day.
I expected, hey man 6 months....let me follow up in that for you.
Maybe, I expected more from the owner of a small business.

I am NOT bashing PVA. I want to do business with them. I want them to super successful and innovate for our sport. I started this thread with excitememt and now I am well just waiting.