Originally Posted by SBruce
Say, that is a fine looking rifle in the picture
Looks like maybe it was taken in Chads' shop?
Your bolt knob looks big, but it doesn't look like the handle itself protudes out laterally away from the gun too far.?
How do you like the Direct Mount? He's putting one on my other rifle that's in the process at the moment. Only bad thing I've read about them is one guy said it mounted the scope too high for him. Any thoughts/comments on that?
Thanks for the kind words, yup that is Chad's OLD shop, he's in a different building now. the bolt knob isn't quite as big as it looks, it's on a Holland bolt handle (IIRC) attached to a PTG oversized bolt, Chad's flutes & striker assemblies; it doesn't stick out much farther than normal, but the size of the knob still dictates it be removed for hard case travels.
As to the Direct Mount, Chad actually talked me into it & i'm really happy with it, I DID have to raise the cheek piece to get proper alignment, so that is definitely a caveat. But the rest of the mount is pure NightForce, well made & thought out.
P.S. if you haven't dealt with Chad yet, I HIGHLY recommend him, I can't say enough good words.