Ha ha, yes I did misread that bit, but still 1400 yards with a .308 would still require aiming at the sun (almost)!!
This C5 rifle sounds like an awesome bit of kit. I've just seen a picture of it, how does the sub to super sonic changeover work (if you're at liberty to divulge that information!) Are the scoped actions interchangeable a bit like the upper and lower receiver on AR variants?
I still wonder about the complaints around those actions though, what was the size of the batch that got complaints? And did they all go to benchrest shooters who used actions from previous batches so there could be a direct comparison? It could just be that the complaints you got just randomly occurred on that one batch. Like the one terrible group you shoot when all the others were cloverleafs but didn't do anything different. As you say, they were the same hardness so how could they be so different, of course the subtleties of molecular interactions in metals is another subject entirely!!!
I was only curious really, I have a great respect for McMillan and the great craftsmanship you provide, I'm in no way trying to have a dig at you or anything like that!