I'm back after about a year or so. I recently purchased a new Sako TRG-42 rifle, one of the best factory made, long range target rifles. This $3,265.00 msrp rifle is shipped in a cardboard box, mine has a slight wear mark on the barrel. I voiced my opinion to Berretta (who ships $500 shotguns in a hard plastic case) reps at the NRA show this year, they could have cared less. But he did add that I have purchased one of the last, since .338 lapua caliber has been discontinued. Before anyone goes out to buy one of these sportscars of the rifle world, they need to be aware of the cost of basic needed accessories. Sako bipod= $561.00, muzzle brake= $241.00, picatinny rail adapter= $301.00, extra mag=$225.50. I think I smell the need for after market parts. Also, I purchased one of the few Sako pistols in this country. Does anyone know why Sako dropped the TriAce line from manufacture? It seems to be a very high quality pistol. BTW this pistol is shipped in a Sako form-fitted hard case.