Some might say my L461 Sako has been desecrated because someone saw fit to rechamber it from .222 to .223, and many on the internet rushed to inform me that a 1:14 twist barrel would not shoot well. How wrong they were! (Zeroed for 200m) Thankfully it escaped the fate of the 'chopper' a common process in the UK where a rifle of particularly good vintage is sent into a 'gunsmith' by a misguided owner to have it's iron sights torn off and the barrel chopped and threaded. I managed to acquire an aperture sight and decided to try out the irons. Very impressed (high shot is the '200' setting, other two are '100') Returns to zero with the original Sako roll off mounts too! All shot with Sako 55 grain .223 factory ammo. Can't wait to get out with it for some foxes and Roe. Only trouble is the 6+1 capacity and it being an inherently sweet shooting rifle means it is easy to plough through 60 rounds in quick succession. I'll try and reign this in as I don't want to burn the original barrel out too quickly, but the contour seems well judged and not too slim! Don't make 'em like they used to, light, practical, fast handling and good looking too! The old girl still has it!