On the way back from a Kansas pheasant hunting trip My friend Scott and I stopped at the Surgeon Rifle mfg facility outside Prague , Oklahoma.
We picked up the rifles Preston Pritchetts operation had built for us . [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img] The actions are exquisitely made using cnc machines and a wire EDM machine to cut the bolt raceway . The picatinny rail is integral to the action and has a built in 20 moa cant . The bolt is a one piece unit , no soldered handel and it is TIaln coated and has a nice spiral fluting . The bolt release is located on the left side and is a pleasure to use . Closing the bolt makes me think of precision made bank vault doors it is so smooth and precise feeling( ask me how I know about bank vault doors [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]) . We plan on using them at the monthly F class shoot at Camp Robinson and of course LRhunting .
I will post here when we have had a chance to fireform some brass and do some load development . Scott already has his scope , a NXS 5.5 x 22 x56 Nightforce with the Npr 2 ret. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img] I don't have one yet as I have limited my bank robberies to one a month [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img] How about it Bill Bailey , you still have that 5.5x22x56 NF for sale ?
Specs : Surgeon single shot short action
Schneider bbl 7.5 twist hv 7 30"
chambered 243 AI no turn neck
Mc Millan A5 thumbwheel integral