Thanks. I wish I was better connected than I am. I pick up bits and pieces of info here and there. Perhaps a little more than most, but nothing that resembles inside information. I think the whole situation is a little more complex than I originally thought considering that Elcan is primarily a military sales driven entity as well as a Canadian manufacturing entity. Out of frustration, I took the low road and placed the blame with ATI, being that they are the North American importer/distributor that deals directly with the North American retailers. I was wrong to draw that conclusion and I sincerely apologize for that. There are great people at ATI. That being said, Elcan is willing to produce FDE civilian versions of their current mil-line up. However, understandably there are production run minimum item counts that must be met. It is the North American retailers that must pool together to create the minimum orders necessary. Contrary to what my previous post inferred, it is not ATI’s responsibility to tie up capital and gamble on what the public may or may not want.
Regarding the 1x/6x, I don’t think that one is in the cards as the prototypes apparently weren’t deemed to be a drastic improvement over the currently fielded 1.5x/6x during mil-evals. Sorry, but hey keep wishing. You truly never know! Me? I'm wishing for a SOCOM 1.5x/6x in 7.62.