Hi all, First post on this forum, and I'm finding it an absolute necessity to be a member to unearth the amount of information on Sako that's out there. I'm a long time admirer of the brand and recently came across and simply HAD to have this one. It's an AV Deluxe built on an L61R action chambered in 416 Remington Magnum. Best of all, it's configured to suit me as a lefty! I should say I think it's an L61R action; Sako makes things very confusing to identify with all the changes and different models. Feel free to correct anything I've typed. I'm an avid LH gun nut, and I have to say I've never even heard of one of these, let alone handled one in person. I think I might have a gem on my hands. The rifle wasn't advertised as such, but I'm almost positive it was totally unfired. When I picked it up, I could find no evidence of it even being handled that much, let alone shot. Fortunately, that situation has been solved, as I took it to the range a few times and am getting it broken in correctly. All told, I'm probably 30 rounds in and very happy so far. I've done very little accuracy or load work on it, and it shoots easily well enough for hunting and likely quite a bit better. More to come on that front. The only issue I can find so far is with the ejection. This was purchased to most certainly pursue dangerous game, and feed and function are paramount. It doesn't seem to want to eject fired cases when I rack the bolt. Mind you, I'm pulling like I would in a hunting situation (hard) expecting the case to go flying, but it just sits on the follower. I have some more discovery and experimentation to do, but I'm open to suggestions from the gallery; you all have vastly more experience than I. If there are any other recommendations to prepare this rifle for a lifetime of hunting, I'm open to them, too. Anyway, here are a few pictures. The only modification I've done so far, other than mount the scope, is replace the recoil pad, which had become petrified over the years. I went with a red Pachmayr to keep the look and fitted it myself. Probably my best install ever if I had to rank them.