Perhaps, like me, you click on the Sako Source banner and look at Rodger Bell's latest offerings. Do not hesitate to buy from Rodger Bell. You will meet a most likeable chap, and you will be (correctly) impressed with his honesty and candor. If he is holding and describing a rifle to you, that will be what you get. I bought my first Sako 49 years ago, and, as closely as I can figure, I've owned over 120 Sakos--many of them bought first by phone, mail, and now on the internet. In that time I haven't seen it all, but I've seen enough to know that there are some real scoundrels out there. And shipping? I didn't add my horror story to the recent thread, but a beautiful (c. 1968) Sako varmint rifle came to me in Wyoming in April with the barrel sticking out of the side of the flimsy carton, and the stock split open from the forearm tip back to the floorplate, a large wedge of forearm in the bottom of the box, and a scope bent beyond repair--and that was from a major national sporting goods store. Rodger shipped my rifle wrapped in bubble wrap, inside a hardcase, inside a large substantial carton. It took an age for USPS to deliver it, and they tried their best to damage it, but the packaging was superb, and the rifle arrived in perfect condition. I thought you all might benefit from my experience. After dealing with Rodger Bell, I say God Bless Texas.