Got my first Sako recently - a Roughtech Pro A7 in 30-06. The only other rifles I own are Howas, so that’s all I have to compare it to. I haven’t fired the rifle yet. Some issues have come up, but I’m not sure how significant they are. The bolt is squeaking when I lift and lower the handle. It’s pretty loud and did not get better with oil on the lugs and other parts of the bolt exterior. Bolt lift is surprisingly difficult compared to my Howa rifles. My wife can hardly lift the thing and can’t lift it at all with the rifle shouldered. I don’t know if that’s a problem or just a difference in the two rifles. Finally, I put a 150 gr Remington Core Lokt round in the magazine and chambered it. Closing the bolt took extra effort - you move it forward, but when it seems like it’s all the way, it takes extra effort to push it forward enough to close the rifle. I tried with a few rounds from the same box with the same result every time. My question is whether these are normal for an A7. Honestly my Howa ran more smoothly out of the box than my new Sako. This makes me think something is wrong, but then again I don’t have a ton of different rifles to compare this one to. Any advice? Does this all sound normal?