Tuesday, April 29, 2008

I am getting anxious

Part of me loves waiting for new stuff I have ordered, while the other part of me hates the wait.

I still haven't received the two Choate stocks I ordered. I suppose it takes a while to get U.S export permits and all that. I am really looking forward to trying these out, even with the boring look of standard barrel profiles. I have been waiting since December, which seems like a long time ago to me.

I also ordered a nice powder dispenser and scale combo from Pact about 2 weeks ago. I phoned them today (okay, I am impatient sometimes) and was told they will ship in 5 to 10 days. Looks like I am getting one hot off the production line.I can't wait ot say good-bye to my old Lyman powder chucker, and hello to digitally measured powder loads.

I still haven't picked up my newly chambered rifle yet. The .338 Gaillard chambering was completed a couple weeks ago, but I haven't picked the rifle up yet. Part of me is anxious to get it, while part of me isn't, as I have no 8mm Remington Magnum brass available. Which brings me to my next point...

I had a local vendor order me 250 8mm Remington Magnum cases from the U.S. two weeks ago. I wonder how long that will take with all the shipping, and permits, etc. I was told around June, but after waiting all this time for my Choate stocks, I am not exactly holding my breath.

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