Here is a picture of the underside of the Mcmillan G-30 action. This shows the quality of the machine and finish work in unseen areas. Every piece of metal work is finished as if it were exposed. If you notice production actions have burrs and tool marks underneath to save production costs. The action is a push feed type. The action accepts remington style triggers. This rifle has a Jewel trigger assembly with safety. The trigger pull was set at the factory to about 2 3/4 pounds but adjustable to your prefference. There is very little oil or grease for lubrication or preservation inside the bolt assembly or action. Mcmillan told me this is because the bolt and internal parts are finished with a patented NP3 electroless Nickel impregnated with teflon particles. This provides the very best in corrosion and wear resistance and also provides lubricity eliminating the need for grease. I can tell you the action glides effortlessly as you work the bolt. The tolerances are precise as they should be for a target quality rifle.
The bolt face is recessed. The bolt face, barrel shank and action all surround the case head for strength. The push feed action uses a remington style plunger/ejector, plus a secondary backup spring loaded mechanical ejector that lifts up as the bolt body passes over it at the end of the stroke.
The action is CNC machined from a very strong 17-4 stainless solid centerless ground billet blank and not a forging as some do. Then surface hardenned to 42-43 RC. This is a much tougher and corrosion resistant steel than most actions which do a 4000 series alloy.
Mcmillan took what they learned from decades of experience in the benchrest circuit and incorporated that expertise into the EOL Outdoorsman rifle. Such as absolute concentricity of the bolt and the action body around the axis defined by the bore line of the barrel which is absolutely critical in precision shooting. The face of the action is absolutely perpendicular to the axis of the bolt. Tolerances on critical parts are held to .0005" tolerances. The bolt is fitted to the action by hand, filling all the camming angles and hand lapping the lugs for precise fit. The action recoil lug is of adequate size and design for it's critical purpose and mated perfectly to the stock.
The magnum action is 8.75" long and weighs 1.75 pounds. The outside diameter is 1.36" and the magazine length is 3.68". I will list the cartridge oal's for different bullets when I do the range test which will have loading data included.
This concludes my first impression of the rifle and next I am starting a new thread for the range test. So far I have been very impressed with the quality and workmanship of the rifle. The accuracy is excellent for taking animals to over 1000 yards which I did last week on an elk with one shot. My son used the rifle to take a nice mule deer at 326 yards with one shot through the chest. I also used the rifle to take a very nice 10 point whitetail at over 700 yards with one shot.