I received my 8.5" Norc today. So far, I am impressed!
Took it apart and gave it a wipe down/inspection.
Something I was surprised to see (pleasantly) is that the trigger group is polymer.
These things are very cool. I LOVE the forend. The buttstock has to go ASAP. I hate the rubber recoil pad. Stinks! (smokey rubber smell). The OAL is approx 28.75". I plan to install a hogue 12" LOP, a XS Sight Systems "Big Dot" tritium bead and a green hi-viz follower. But before that I'll do some function testing. I'm working the next 4 days, so I'll try to hit the range on Monday. I'll post some more pics then.
PS: A big thanks to SFRC for getting this to me. Great people to deal with!