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Two new Surgeon rifles

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Old 01-17-2007, 02:43 PM
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Two new Surgeon rifles

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
Jewell trigger

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Old 01-17-2007, 03:03 PM
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Re: Two new Surgeon rifles

Preston does make a nice action!! They'll be giving one of those away @ this springs shoot in Alex. Hmm, better get to practicing.

In about a week I should have whatever reticle your heart desires in the 2256mm. Just let me know and I'll snag one up just as soon as they get here!!
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Old 01-17-2007, 03:04 PM
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Re: Two new Surgeon rifles

Hi Jimm,
How's it going my friend?
You have two very, very, nice rifles, i look to some shooting reports.
What "DO" you know about bank vault doors? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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Old 01-17-2007, 04:48 PM
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Re: Two new Surgeon rifles

They are both nice and those are some nice color schemes. I really think the integral rail is great. One less thing to get loose and cause a problem. I take, it you had it throated for some long range bullets.

I think you will enjoy F-class and the 243AI will not be too hard on the barrel.

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You will love the adjustable cheekpiece.
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Old 01-17-2007, 06:07 PM
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Re: Two new Surgeon rifles

I like em both but.....the winner is black and SS! Nice rigs that OD reminds me of days gone by some of which Id just soon forget some would do it again tommorrow!

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Old 01-17-2007, 11:06 PM
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Re: Two new Surgeon rifles

Very very nice, I'd say. I especially like those bolt handles. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]

But, hey, what's that I see in the background? Typewriter? How'd you hook it to your puter. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

You been awful quiet lately but I can here the gears grinding clear over here in Ideehoe. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
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Old 01-18-2007, 10:57 AM
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Re: Two new Surgeon rifles

What "DO" you know about bank vault doors?

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Hey Ian , I know they open easiest if you have the combo [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img] other than that I plead the "fifth " [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img] .

Roy, that typewriter is an ancient Underwood that would likely fetch enough $ to buy the scope I need. Alas, it was my Grandfathers ,so , no can do .As for the low profile , I have been doing a lot of "gear grinding " as well as other kinds of hunting . As a matter of fact an Oryx /Gemsbok hunt in New Mexico with Scott is coming up in a coupla weeks. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

Nyles , were you referring to the artic camo model as the winner ? or rather to a gun done only in black with stainless bbl.?

Bill, got any deals on a used NXS ? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] Remember I can only rob one bank a month ( my new years resolution [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img] )

Buff, If I can find an accurate load hard against the pressure max I expect to whittle that bbl gone in 14 months or so of matches ( one match a month 80 scoring rounds per plus sighters )
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