I considered a an AW 338 but the ergonomics of the stock and trigger put me off - I have a AW 308 that suffers similar "problems" although the trigger is now sorted to 2 1/2lbs the stock is another issue - ive posted a discussion on swapping over to an alternative stock on SH forum. But that is a long term plan at the moment i'll live with the AW as it is.
The Surgeon would be my #1 choice of alternative if the PGW is unavailable here. I have thought about bringing one in myself, but it may be in the too hard to do pile - however, if two of us were interested......?
My thoughts were the same on the trigger and as youv'e researched they do take Jewel and if thats the case they would also take the new CG trigger Peter Jackson is selling, which is a lovely unit to use (two stage)
Mag lengths - 3.702 should accomodate anything up to and including 300 SMK, but case capacity may (will) suffer if the rifle is short throated - there has to be compromise somewhere I guess.
My own idea of using LM105's and a fast twist barrel would involve single feed anyway.
Too soon to the festive season for major purchases now, but come New Year, i'll investigate further - either import PGW or build on Surgeon - either way would involve two barrels of varied twist (so it wont be cheap)
saw the pic on the "Hide" - I take its a superflouous question to ask if it shoots well?
Thanks for the link, but this shows that the site is being constructed.
If you use these, they will show photographs and more importantly pricing: