Hi there all, Im new to this board - so a big G'day from New Zealand Anyways, I have just brought a Tikka LSA55 308 in basically brand new condition - apart from the previous owner cut down the barrel to 19". What I would like to know is some basic background info on this rifle. What era? 1970's - 80's? Good points? Bad points - potential problems? Reputation? It seems like a handy little rifle with a neat little action and the price seemed pretty good approx at US$200. Any info to fill in my total ????? would be much appreciated, Cheers.