The SC3 prototype is coming along very nicely. The stock showed up from McMillan and is a perfect fit. The barreled action is in the middle of getting teflon coating right now. I forgot to put up a progress page on this... thats my fault. I'll get some pictures up soon, and will be offering the SC3 for sale very soon with its on page on the site.
The one thing we are having problems with are scope bases. The long action MT Rifleman action is longer than a winchester long action, so a single piece base for a win long action doesn't fit. two pieces are fine. Ken Ferrel does make one that does work, and US Optics will be doing one also.
I just was scanning through this thread and read a few posts about the swede.
Is it suitable for sniping? Yes, in every way. Even the sub 40,000 pressure loads OUT PERFORM the .308 beyond 1000. In fact, the wimpy PMC match loads (140gr at 2560fps) out performs the .308 GMM past 1000 also. I will be trying some of this ammo in the prototype.
Now, if you can get factory 6.5x55 match loads from Lapua and Norma, especially the 123gr, it nearly matchs the .300 Federal GMM ammo in ballistics past 1000 !! with factory match ammo! Obviously, this ammo is very suitable for sniping, and the SC3/MT Rifleman actions will handle those pressures without even trying....