Hi All This is my first post although I have been lurking for a while. There is heaps of good info here for a LRH novice like me - thanks. I've been hunting and shooting all of my life but only just recently realised the need for a long range weapon after a Tahr hunting trip to New Zealand. I took my little Blaser K95 single shot rifle and did considerable damage to it in the rough conditions. So I have decided to have a specialist rifle built that will be reasonably light weight for mountain hunting, can be used as a walking stick and be capable of hitting and killing goats and deer at 600 yds. I'm currently looking for an action and am considering either the Borden Timberline or the Surgeon. My gunsmith tells me that the Surgeon is quite a bit heavier than the Borden and because its tolerances are so tight may not be the best choice for a hunting rifle (dust, dirt etc in the action tending to interfere with bolt travel, smooth feeding etc). I was hopeing someone here might be able to compare real life experiences with both actions to help me make up my mind. Cheers. M's L.