Just a short response to the OP. I know Mike quite well and we do buisness back and forth with each other and he makes good bullets. He has been plauged with some issues as of late that were beyond his control like the storms and the loss of power and the county tearing up the main entrance to his shop while they did power line repairs.
I know he too has had some health issues as related to his knees and is supposed to get a replacement done at some point in time as well but he keeps putting it off.
I e-mailed him some time back and did not get a response either and figured like any other small buisnees operation you just get overwhelmed from time to time and you can't deal with everything at once so you deal with the most important stuff first.
Mike has always come thru for his customers and I am sure he will this time as well.