More trouble with the company doing Melonite so the 16" 6.8, 13" 223 and 13" 6.8 will likely be the last of the melonite treated barrels.
I'll assume you meant MF'rs. The companies doing the melonite treatment are the problem, actually the idiots they hire to pack and ship. Then it is the managers not making sure the product is packed and shipped correctly. And yes today I am pissed, I would like to beat the shit out of them with an unwrapped barrel. Between the raw steel and barrels they are shipped 4 times and only the companies doing the melonite treatment are screwing it up.Harrison.........thanks for the update.
Guessing those companies aren't really barrel making companies....or...they would make a reasonable effort to protect their product. Reminds me of when American companies went to SKS factory in China to checkout compatibility and were shocked to see how proudly the Chinese factory workers were throwing SKS onto a big pile in the middle of the floor.
Can easily see/feel your frustration and disappointment. So, sympathies and please keep up the good fight, me friend.
We need your quality barrels.
Any chance of finding some company that could package and ship the barrels before the mfgr's ding them?
We shipped new parts to them and they shipped parts back to us for refurbishment while saving some trees in the process. Cardboard wouldn't hold up and the new parts were about $700 ea and one container would hold a dozen. Small and light enough to meet weight goals for shipping and strong enough that the parts would not get damaged if the container was dropped 4'.I had thought of something similar and suggested it to Harrison. My old company used custom-made "returnable dunnage" when dealing with automotive manufacturers to ship engine parts to them. In that case, however, it was to reduce their expense of landfilling crates and cardboard packaging contaminated with the chemicals that were in the parts being shipped.