I shipped my Surgeon Scalpel (.243) back to Surgeon to have a Badger FTE muzzle brake installed. Before the "why a brake on a .243" comments start...I like being able to spot my own shots. Even with a .243 without a brake it is sometimes hard to do that at the 300-500 yard range. With a brake it is not an issue at all. Plus...I just like brake's...and I think they look kewl!
I shipped it on Nov. 30th. and received it back this morning! With a nice list of things they did to the rifle...for free:
Re-bedded the action
replaced the bolt and re-head spaced it (newer design now)
gave me another 5 round mag
Customer service is a hard thing to come by these days. And I have dealt with Surgeon on a number of occasions and have to say that their customer service and attention to detail is 2nd to none.
Oh...and they gave me a free hat too!
So...below are some pics of the rifle with the new brake...now if the weather will clear up I will go shoot it.