All my friends jumped on the PRC wagon so I decided to do something different. After reading for a full day about the new 6.8 Western I found a dealer that deals directly with Browning. They are going into production with this rifle but the release (if everything goes right) will be the end of this year. The only way to get one now is order one. Browning is making them as they are special ordered so I ordered the XBolt Western Hunter Long Range in the 6.8 Western 26 inch barrel. !!! They also redid the muzzle brake to reduce kick!!. I ordered Winchester 165 Grain bullets, I now have 8 Boxes. I also made a call to Redding and spoke to one of the big wigs?? they made a handful of dies for [email protected] but they are all gone, they gave me a number to Graf & Sons so I called them and had them order a two die set for the 6.8 Western. The wait time from Redding because they are so far behind is eight months to a year. Browning did not say when the rifle will be made but one of my first conversations with them was it could take up to eight weeks or more. I am hoping that Redding will somehow let the order slip in there,, but they are behind on every piece of reloading equipment they deal with?? I will keep my fingers crossed. The 6.8 Western is supposed to be a nice rifle to shoot as I want to reach out and shoot some distance. The only thing I did not like was between Browning and Winchester is that they are offering this rifle in way to many models!! it was hard making a decision and writing down all the differences and reading about them all!!