Sorry about the long lapse since your question. I was being grandpa for the holidays and it took all of my time and strength!
You are probably right about the "one man operation", but the excuses and delays were not worth the sweat. I have been in business for myself and would not fault him if he had been forthright, honestly telling me he was going to be slow on production. The money order, which included postage, was cashed two or three months before I finally got him to commit to mailing the rest of my purchase.
The Unmussig bullets were OK, but I didn't plan on placing another order ever again, so I wasn't as painstaking with load development. They were never used on anything bigger than a Prairie Dog and they shot "good enough", resulting in DRT performance. They got shot in .17 Rem, .17 Ackley Hornet, .222 Rem (the .22s were sent within 3 or 4 weeks) and .20 Tactical. The Hornady bullets (over the counter, mail order or gun show sources) are competitively priced, routinely available and more 1) accurate and 2) explosive on critters. Hornady got ALL my small caliber business as soon as they started selling .17s and .20s.
I have Calhoons, Bergers, Starkes, Sisks and Barnes bullets that I bought when they were one man operations. Fred Barnes built one of my rifles in 1971. Fledgling companies need support if their product is decent. Sisk died and Starke is out of business (in spite of excellent bullets AND great customer service). The success of the others depended on their work ethic, fair play and sense of entrepreneurship.
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