I think enough of them to stand in front of cape buffalo with a Sako in my hands...375 H&H Safari Mdl... Sakos are excellent rifles. They did make some not so good rifles about 15 or so years ago, however. They got everything ironed out in a hurry, though.
I'm upgrading from a Remington 710 so that's good to know. Although I'm always going to be partial to that gun. I've never missed with it, and most people who see it at the range mistake it for the Colt.
I am building a 7-08 on an L579 acton. Sako is a fine riflle. Do not know if Beretta has had an impact on quality or not. I have a Delux in 280 which can shoot well under an inch with handloads. From what I have seen in trying to locate an action for a 7-08. They are a bit pricey.
Hey phideaux you must have cajun roots to have a last name like that.My wife was born in neworleans and raised in New Iberia,We got married and stayed there 17 years.Great food down there and good fishing.Drop-Shot