This is a belated post, but I would like to take an opportunity to share this journey. I did a lot of research, mostly on what kind of things I had to have in the rifle and what were just wants....thank you AfricaHunting.com folks! So, I finally called Ron at Montana Rifle Company. It is great how he will jump in and sell their product. He was a good promoter of what they are doing moving forward. I was sold. Ok, secretly I always wanted an MRC and I always wanted a 458 Lott. So, I ordered an MRC African in 458 Lott. I wanted a 22” barrel, barrel band sling stud, hooded front sight and Cerakote finish....Ron talked me into the XXX walnut upgrade. He had some great pictures to share! So, I received a sales order and called in to pay the deposit on July 4th or 5th... I can hardly wait for October when they said they can deliver! Now, I’m sure you have read some negative feedback about MRC....weight or customer service. I’m sure that feedback exists, but they seem like the new ownership have things going the right way. The latest concerns I see are all about weight. Every rifle configuration will weigh slightly different and their web site tries to group them all to a lightweight configuration. Mine would be 6lbs 15oz, but when I asked, I was told the actual rifle would be 8lbs 8oz. My goodness! I hope so! Can you imagine a 7lb Lott. Then people weight them. People wanting 7lb guns seem a bit disappointed when they are 8lbs or more. I’m hoping this thread can document a positive order experience and learning how to shoot this boomer!