So, I’m a member on a few other forums as I’m sure are most of you. There will oftentimes be a thread title that reads something along the lines of “show us your classy rifle” etc. Then, as you’d expect, everyone starts posting pictures of their beautiful wooden stocked rifles. On a couple occasions, I’ve seen where someone posted a picture of their Sako (or Tikka), and makes a point of stating that it’s a “pre-Beretta” Sako, as if to convey that the rifles made by Sako/Tikka since the takeover by Beretta are somehow flawed or lacking in quality. Is there anything to this? I’m a huge Beretta fan, particularly of the 92 and 81 series pistols, having owned probably close two dozen of a combination of those pistols through the years. I also own a 686 Onyx and a Benelli Super Black Eagle the quality having been excellent on nearly all those firearms. I recently purchased my grail hunting rifle, an AV, and have been looking to acquire an 85 as well. The few that I handled were very high quality compared to other rifles I’ve handled. What gives?