Has Bushmaster ever considered listing parts, barrels, receivers etc. that are unavailable or back ordered on their web-site? I think it would save alot of time and frustration with inquiries, canceled orders, complaints, etc.
Some folks are involved in high-power, training, etc and dont have the luxury of waiting a month, 2 months, or indefinitely just to be notified that their order is unavailable. It would be extremely helpful to know prior to ordering the parts that they need wont be available, indefinitely.
My own situation is that I deploy out for qual. and prep for Iraq in 2 months, back for a few weeks of leave and final prep. and then wheels up for a year plus of fun in the sun. So I'm not sure if I will receive my order before I leave, or if anyone will be here to receive it. Had I known prior to ordering that the parts were not going to be available, I would not have spent the month or so waiting for a part that is not being shipped.
This is not a rant or knock on your company. Just a suggestion that might save some frustration on both ends.