Hey from Kansas.
Just picked up a NIB SIG Arms SHR 970 in 30-06. I found myself in the market for a new deer rifle, after becoming increasingly frustrated with my Savage Axis (.308). I decided I would not settle for another sub $500 dollar gun and started aiming a little higher. Originally I was after a Ruger African and after finding one new almost bought it. Thats when a buddy of mine came to me with a NIB never fired SHR 970. Ignoranty I first assumed, as many have, that it was Sig as in SigSauer. To my confusion it was not. Then I remembered The Swiss company.
Well, carrying on, my pal didn't know anything about the gun. He bought it new several years ago at a gun show when we were "Rich and Famous" and put it in a safe never to see the light of day again. In talking with him about my future intentions he said he had a 30-06 he has never shot he'd sell me for $600. I was not interested, but he dropped it off at my house anyway. So I threw in a snap cap, checked the action and pulled the trigger. SOLD! I am in love.
Now, from what I gather, there isn't a whole lot of these floating around. I hadn't ever seen one before. Im wondering how many of you out there have one. Mine is a synthetic stock which does the gun a horrible injustice. Its ugly and feels cheap. But the action and the trigger are crisp and beautiful... With the purchase of the gun my buddy included a custom stock made by his father to my specs. So now I have to tackle the custom stock thing, but I wont shed any tears there...