PVA Status Updates: Hancock Rifle & NUCLEUS Barreled Action

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Hi, any estimate on when you will be taking JH orders again?

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Anyone who recently received their JHR willing to say what order number they were? Trying to decide if I should go ahead and make another firearm purchase, or if I should hold off because my JHR number is coming up.
 
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Anyone who recently received their JHR willing to say what order number they were? Trying to decide if I should go ahead and make another firearm purchase, or if I should hold off because my JHR number is coming up.
I would like to know the same as I am thinking about doing the same.
 

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Anyone who recently received their JHR willing to say what order number they were? Trying to decide if I should go ahead and make another firearm purchase, or if I should hold off because my JHR number is coming up.
Order number doesn’t really mean anything. Your number may be 300 after the last guy that received a JHR, but you may be next in line. PVA’s order numbers are sequential for all orders, rifles, barrels, brakes, tripods, etc. So, looking at the last guys order number has no real bearing on where you stand in line.
 

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Just noticed PVA doesn’t list nucleus barreled actions on their website anymore.
 

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Only BigHorn. Just got tracking for 2 barrels i ordered back in beginning of Feb. this year for the Nucleus/Archimedes. I wonder if this is the cause of Nucleus BA delays. ARC states they have Nuke actions ready to ship...dunno why Nuke BA's are taking so long.

I don't even have an action for those barrels. Still waiting on my Nucleus BA, which i don't even know if it'll have the Shouldered Barloc or Not. I got an email stating that BA won't come with the Barloc any longer, but one poster above who just got his BA came with the Barloc. Also contacted PVA and asked them to make these 2 barrels without the Barloc cut (I had originally ordered it with shouldered barloc cut). But the email ship notification shows it's a "BAR_PF_NUC" so i'm confused.
 

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For those of you still waiting on your John Hancock, be patient. It’s worth the wait. I’m getting more and more giggles the more I shoot it. It just gets better and better. This rifle will flat shoot.
Shot this 5-shot group about three hours ago at 100 yards. 140 gr ELD-M, 42.2 gr of H4350, Hornady Brass and BR-2 primers...with a Magnetospeed hanging on the barrel.

 

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This rifle will flat shoot.
Lol...Yes, I agree, the JHR will shoot...but, for me, I would have to reload AND practice a LOT more...It is not the gun, for me, it is the shooter and, sigh, factory ammo...But good enough! BTW, I love my Geissele 2-stage trigger...
 

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Order number doesn’t really mean anything. Your number may be 300 after the last guy that received a JHR, but you may be next in line. PVA’s order numbers are sequential for all orders, rifles, barrels, brakes, tripods, etc. So, looking at the last guys order number has no real bearing on where you stand in line.
Yes Sir, I understand that but my thought is that if someone received their rifle and their order was 3100 and mine is 3118 I feel like Im close...
 

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Just noticed PVA doesn’t list nucleus barreled actions on their website anymore.
I noticed this a bit ago and Josh's comment of an announcement next week has been making me go Hmmm. Action change for the JHR?? Not sure how all that atf variance stuff works though so if that's possible.
 

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I noticed this a bit ago and Josh's comment of an announcement next week has been making me go Hmmm. Action change for the JHR?? Not sure how all that atf variance stuff works though so if that's possible.
Wouldn't be surprised if there is a change in actions. With ARC having prioritized their own sales to non pre-order retail customers over fulfilling Josh's pre-orders, If I were Josh I'd have been looking elsewhere. ARC also seems focused on the new actions so maybe they're not that interested in supplying the Nucleus.
 

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Also contacted PVA and asked them to make these 2 barrels without the Barloc cut (I had originally ordered it with shouldered barloc cut). But the email ship notification shows it's a "BAR_PF_NUC" so i'm confused.
We didn't change the order SKU's we just updated the notes and took the barloc off the cut tags in production.
If you can send me a PM with your order number in it I can pull the details from our barrel SN tracking system and verify what they were cut, but if you're getting them now and requested no BL then it's highly unlikely they are cut with a BL unless they had already been cut that way before the request.
 

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Wouldn't be surprised if there is a change in actions. With ARC having prioritized their own sales to non pre-order retail customers over fulfilling Josh's pre-orders, If I were Josh I'd have been looking elsewhere. ARC also seems focused on the new actions so maybe they're not that interested in supplying the Nucleus.
Agreed. I'm looking for another action and although I like my Nucleus and it checks the boxes I want, I'm not sure the next one will be a Nucleus. It just seems, to me anyway, ARC puts out a product and is onto the next big thing before even finishing what was started. Kinda like Ted said a new follower for his magazines was coming soon how long ago?
 

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We didn't change the order SKU's we just updated the notes and took the barloc off the cut tags in production.
If you can send me a PM with your order number in it I can pull the details from our barrel SN tracking system and verify what they were cut, but if you're getting them now and requested no BL then it's highly unlikely they are cut with a BL unless they had already been cut that way before the request.

@DDRH65CM
"BAR_PF_NUC" = Barrel Prefit Nucleus in our SKU's...that's all.
 

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Yes Sir, I understand that but my thought is that if someone received their rifle and their order was 3100 and mine is 3118 I feel like Im close...
This was essentially the way I was thinking about it. #3158 getting more and more excited the more I see orders shipping!
 
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Just dipping in here to say that my Hancock is still shooting like a laser and I should be ready for a new barrel by the end of autumn at this rate.

Easy to develop loads for, have settled on a spring weight and primer. Loving the gun. Now if only I could actually find time to get out and shoot!
 

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Anyone have a photo of what a shouldered Barloc cut barrel looks like? How far back away from the breech is the should cut?

Also a non-Barloc barrel photo? Pls post.
 

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For those of you still waiting on your John Hancock, be patient. It’s worth the wait. I’m getting more and more giggles the more I shoot it. It just gets better and better. This rifle will flat shoot.
Shot this 5-shot group about three hours ago at 100 yards. 140 gr ELD-M, 42.2 gr of H4350, Hornady Brass and BR-2 primers...with a Magnetospeed hanging on the barrel.

But.... you missed.....
 
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