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I'm also looking at getting a surgeon here before long. I'm looking at the short action repeater, anybody have any experience with these? Will this action work with the stock bdl internal magazine or do I need to buy something like the hs magazine conversion.
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I have a short Acton repeater. It is stainless steel action with a high carbon steel bolt. The bolt handle is part of the bolt not welded or sweated on. The bolt knob is threaded and can be changed. The recoil lug is double pinned. The bottom looks just like a Remington. The scope base (its a one piece base) use 8-40 screws and 2 dowel pins. The base is a accessory extra. The action is nice. The bottom metal from a 700 will fit the action.
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Thanks bglenn. Will any of the Rem 700 one piece scope rails work (I have a Mark 4 rail for my Remmy, and this action will replace it.)? I thought the rails were integral to the action, or is that only on the high end models?
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Just an FYI.
The design tolerances for the Surgeon SA repeater actions are loose to make the rifle dependable for tactical situations. The tolerances for their single shot actions are about half that of the repeater in the dimensions that are meaningful to accuracy. It is possible to buy a repeater action directly from Surgeon that includes a closer fitting single action bolt. That's what I did. Nothing to report yet as my barrel is still on order. I intend to use the rifle for mostly punching paper so my life doesn't depend on cycling the action. Still, hard to imagine a .308 that's not a repeater. Just my thoughts.
The action itself is quite a chunk of steel with the scope rail and recoil lug built in. My only wish for improvement is that they offered it in stainless. The bolt parts can be replaced with anything that's genuine Remington or clone including the extractor. Also something that I approve of.
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Article on Surgeon receivers in October issue of "Precision Shooting", begins on page 54.
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The Surgeon action has the rail built into the action along with the recoil lug. The SA repeater does not have the rail built into the action and does not have a built in recoil lug and it is Stainless.
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Originally Posted by
bglenn The Surgeon action has the rail built into the action along with the recoil lug. The SA repeater does not have the rail built into the action and does not have a built in recoil lug and it is Stainless.
Not quite. There is the SA Repeater and SA Single Shot. Both have integrated recoil lugs and rails. They differ in tolerances.
The RSR action has the pinned lug and removable rail.
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Thanks for the correction. I need to look at the letters on my action again and get the letters straight.