Rating on a scale 1-10? An honest 11!!! Rifle performance exceeds expectations. After break in and short load development (one 25 shot ladder) and sight in: 394/400 @ first F-class match. Rifle shoots 1.5 ” groups consistently @ 300y. And I’m sure there is room for the gun, probably not for me. Thanks!


I’ve been so busy that I haven’t been able to shoot as much as I would like. But I have played with a few different loads and this rifle hammers! I love it. I’ve received so many compliments at the range with it. It is such a joy to shoot. Just wanted to say thanks again for building me such a fine rifle. Thanks Surgeon!

-Chris Thomason

I purchased a Scalpel .308 rifle several months ago. I finally got an opportunity to shoot it over the weekend with the nice weather. I installed a Nightforce scope on it with Nightforce rings. What a rifle! Absolute pleasure to shoot. I’ve ben shooting using the break-in procedure. Unfortunately, I had 15-20 winds to deal with, but what a grouping! Thanks for building such a quality rifle.


Just wanted to say thanks for the opportunity to acquire the 7WSM Scalpel that you built at the end of December. I wasted no time breaking in the barrel and worked up a load using RL17 and the 180 VLDs that I could not be happier with. The rifle is everything that I expected and so very much more. It makes shooting one hole and small groups much easier. What can I say, the rifle makes me look good as far as shooting goes. I love this rifle!

Thank you all for engineering and building such outstanding components and rifles. I also wanted to say that even as busy as you are, it was very pleasant communicating with you and a pleasure doing business with Surgeon Rifles. Thanks again.

-Jack P. VanVianen

I am currently deployed to Afghanistan. This is my fourth combat deployment. I recently had the distinct pleasure of shooting one of your fine rifles. Simply stated, this was the FINEST rifle I have ever shot in my 12 years of Military Experience and it left me wanting more. I would like to thank you for your support of our great Nation’s Military and thank you for taking the time to produce such an amazing product. It has no doubt saved lives in the hands of some of our designated marksmen. Shoot straight and keep your powder dry!

-Staff Sergeant Russell

Surgeon rifles are designed to do one thing…to make mission. That end state is accomplished by combining incredible accuracy and unparalleled reliability. Characteristics like these allow the Tactical Operator an essential tool to deal with a dynamic, high-stress environment where inconsistency will eventually lead to failure. By using innovative design and manufacturing techniques, Surgeon Rifles has eliminated weapon error that, with other weapon systems, was always thought to be shooter error and we were none the wiser. Our snipers, who were thought to be 1 MOA shooters, turned into ½ to a ¼ MOA shooters with a Scalpel or Remedy in their hands. In high stress environments, there is a necessity to negate as many variables that can effect mission accomplishment as possible. Our operators and planners can take greater tactical risks when Surgeon rifles are employed due to the confidence that these systems have inspired.

The rifle itself is remarkable to a trained eye. But more important than the aesthetics is the thought and detail that was put into the weapons design. Old ideas were expanded upon and inherent problems were corrected. That being said, tolerances that were thought to be inherent to the weapon are now gone, resulting in accuracy at range.

Operators in the community will tell you that the enemy always has a vote…I will tell you that if a Surgeon is dialed in on that enemy- his vote doesn’t matter.

-Special Forces Sniper

What a beautiful rifle! I got my scalpel today, as promised, and was blown away by the attention to detail and the amount of work done to this one rifle. Worth every penny! This stock is amazing! The color scheme is great! Thank you for a wonderful rifle, it makes the best birthday present I’ve received! Very nice work indeed. You will have my business again soon.

-Adam Lawson

I pretty much just bolted on a used scope to test fire your XL in .338 Lapua. I bore sighted it, fired the first shot and had to walk downrange because it was centered in the black dot I was using for an aiming point. The first three rounds went into .380 edge to edge. After 3 shots in the same hole, I just came back into the shop since it’s about 20 degrees out. I’ll let you know how it works out at range. I’m not sure there’s a lot of room for improvement at the moment!

-Cory Trapp, Gunsight Academy, Inc.