Hello All, I'm new to the forum, however have searched it many a time in the past for info pertaining to various Sako actions. I wonder if you might indulge me with some of your insight. I am hankering to build one, possibly two (well, possibly three), rifles for hunting and target shooting on Sako actions, specifically looking at the L61R series due to their general availability. The basis for these would be old hunting rifles with actions and bolts in good shape, with the factory trigger and original bottom metal. The cartridges would be 6.5x55mm and .284 Win., which I currently shoot in other platforms. The barrels on the hunting rifles would be removed and kept as back-up. The questions that I have are as follows: Is there a meaningful difference in design between the actions stamped 'L61R' and the later A5 designation? Are the bolt designs the same? Since my intention is to remove the barrel from the action, does it matter if a barrel is stamped BOFORS? What I mean is, do rifles with the barrel so stamped feature an action that was made of a different alloy than the ones that are not stamped BOFORS? Does it matter at all, given my intention to re-barrel these actions? If you were undertaking such a project, would you tend towards one of the L61R action iterations, specifically, or are they all generally the same for all intents and purposes? Would you go a different route, completely, with a different Sako action? Note that I have owned an M85 in the past and was thoroughly unimpressed, so would tend away from that one. Many thanks for your time and consideration.