What a great thread. Spoiled brat, or an off the cuff review of Ed Browns customer service that day? Doesn't matter, eight grand should buy lots of customer service.
The bigest thing I got out of this thread is that 4 grand for a new gun is worth a look see so a trip over there is in order. I think people are more polite in person and much frustration could have been avoided if these guys were face to face talking about what his wants and needs are in that rifle.