Re: Thoughts on Swiss Arms SHR 970
Congratulations on your purchase! The rifles they originally had had been allegedly purchased by lot "relatively recently". I've no idea from whom. I can recall seeing them for the past two or three years and then in the fall, they decided to have a Swiss Arms clearance. As mentioned in the original post, there were several rifles that were sold leaving only the 300 Win Mag match rifle. I suspect the market was better here in Colorado so perhaps the other Bass Pro Fine Gun Rooms sent their inventory to our store. Sadly, Bass Pro had closed several of their Fine Gun Rooms over the past couple of years concentrating their efforts and products in a few of their stores. When I originally saw the rifles i thought I would check out info on the internet. Seemingly, the brand is very popular in Europe and Canada and, I might add, enjoyed glowing reports of craftsmanship and accuracy! The only negative I ever saw was the lack of support should one need parts and that was only amongst shooters here in the States. Of all the rifles I've ever owned that needed something it was a new Sauer 243 with the fluted heavy barrel which failed to fire on my first outing. Go figure... it had a broken firing pin! Well I guess poo happens! Hope you have good fortune with your new rifle and send many a round down range with superb accuracy. Keep us posted how she shoots! I might just drive over to Bass Pro tomorrow and see if they still have that 300 Win Mag match rifle.
All the best!