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I actually sent them a PM earlier today regarding....no response yet.....a pity Jerome has left to Rigby..he would have been all over this...
Had no reply yet, gave them a mouthful of my previous experience with Jerome which was very professional.

I had been measured for a VC double rifle looking to get a multi barrel set DR from them, I have now cancelled that and am in communication with our local Hyem agent for same from them, 500NE, 375 Flanged mag(or 500/416NE) and 12ga (or 20ga) depending on frame size. Been a pleasant experience with Hyem so far. They will also custom fit the stock. 89B comes with all the features expected from a DG DR...we will see
 

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Still no word back from VC? Will most deffinatly be scratching them off the list. I can understand the long wait to get the problem fixed but just to get solid communication flowing on the matter is shocking.
 

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Still no word back from VC? Will most deffinatly be scratching them off the list. I can understand the long wait to get the problem fixed but just to get solid communication flowing on the matter is shocking.
Yes, they replied last week, sorry I didnt post that. The first round was very defensive and scratchy, but now we are talking nicely and I think we have a technical solution. The deal is they are sending me some parts and my gunsmith will fit them. I am certain it will be a fix, but I dont want to say it is until it is done. If this is a fix it will be a life saver for any other unfortunate soul who has head space problems with a double.
Overall, I would say VC probably learnt a bit About client relationships and I am willing to wipe the slate clean. I will also say that Safari and Outdoor stepped up to the plate and assisted, for which I am grateful. lesson for us all is that dialogue and a calm friendly approach gets the job done every time.
 

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Yes, they replied last week, sorry I didnt post that. The first round was very defensive and scratchy, but now we are talking nicely and I think we have a technical solution. The deal is they are sending me some parts and my gunsmith will fit them. I am certain it will be a fix, but I dont want to say it is until it is done. If this is a fix it will be a life saver for any other unfortunate soul who has head space problems with a double.
Overall, I would say VC probably learnt a bit About client relationships and I am willing to wipe the slate clean. I will also say that Safari and Outdoor stepped up to the plate and assisted, for which I am grateful. lesson for us all is that dialogue and a calm friendly approach gets the job done every time.
You are a better man than me I would have had a sh... fit after the first non satisfactory reply....

As a matter of interest what are the parts they are sending to fix the issue?
 

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You know Kevin, I did this once too. Not with gun but with car. Mercedes S 600; not new but almost new (35,000 miles); V 12, accelerated like an electric motor up to 140. Suddenly started putting out black smoke, running at 8000 rpm. Mercedes vanished. $5000 later, I just said, if it's running, take it to the Lexus dealership. Never looked back. Sunk cost.
 

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No specific advice (i've been there and was able to salvage other nightmares back to dreams-7x57 AI comes to mind last time!) but P.O. Ackley wrote books on such quirks and had some sage advice on how to correct (some through alternative handloading and others through some relatively minor gunsmithing/machining.) Research, try and fix it and (before you sell on another forum with english as a 2nd language,) Good Luck! There are so many variables you can control in reloading!!!!!!!!!! Excess pressure is typically the culprit, which can be controlled by reduced loads, for starters. (are they splitting at the neck or the head??)
 

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A good double-gun smith should be able to properly consult you on this. Diamond here in NY used to work at the Ithaca factory and can fix anything of the sort (including a c. 1903 that my son has). I've got to think you have some old timers from "Salisbury" that are same or better...
 

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I am waiting for the bits to arrive guys, when they do it will be a quick fix. Then I will write it up here with a few drawings and hopefully this lovely little gun can shoot out it's life toll the barrels are worn out.
 

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