Recently exchanged pics & info with stonecreek & coleman cowboy on some custom rifles we have & thought I'd start a thread so members could share their "unique" creations whether custom , semi-custom, modified, or refinished. Sako based or other makes. With all the rifle nuts on this site there has to be some cool stuff in the safe that deserves to see some light! I found this rifle at a Cabela's in Pennsylvania & had it shipped to a local Cabela's for inspection. It had the original 222 Rem varmint barrel attached to the L46 action & it was set in the custom stock. Rifle appeared to be unfired, as there wasn't even a mark on the magazine follower nor any evidence of blue wear normally associated with cycling the bolt. The bolt face was pristine. Needless to say, I bought it. The comb was over a half inch higher & "rounded" making for an extremely high scope position that didn't fit me at all. I straighten & lowered the comb to fit my eye position behind a lower mounted scope & refinished the blonde walnut stock, which I believe is of European origin. I then had a 22" Shilen #5 (light varmint) contoured , 5 groove, 12 twist SS barrel installed & chambered in 221 Fireball. Very little barrel channel work was needed to fit the stock. The stock looks a little odd, but I found it to be wonderfully balanced & it holds well whether shooting from a bench, cross-sticks or off-hand. The original barrel went to another Sako nut & was put to good use. The scope is an older Leupold M8-10x with AO & target knobs. For my intents & purposes it is an ideal combination. Great little cartridge. It's unfortunate that rifle makers didn't chamber it more, as it is a fine performer. I'm always surprised by how many gun guys associate it only with the XP100 bolt action handgun & think of it as a "pistol" round. With the 40 grain plastic tipped bullets it is pretty much a laser out to 300 yards & one of my favorite PD guns. No!! I didn't buy Kirks couch.