I decided I would go out this coming weekend before the general deer season starts in Texas to see what the deer are looking like -- and to shoot a hog if any showed themselves. I thought I might take my original Sako Finnbear .264 which I purchased new in 1965 (yes, I was only two years old!) I've mentioned it a number of times before and how it has had countless thousands of rounds down the barrel in the last half-century-plus. So many, in fact, that the first inch of rifling in front of the chamber is so fire-cracked that it looks like alligator hide. Despite that fact, the rifle continues to turn in MOA groups and the first shot from a cold barrel seems to go exactly where it did the last time I shot it -- which in this case is probably six or seven years or more. Well, I took it to the range yesterday to check the sights, set up the target at 100 yards, and gave it a try. The square was the aiming point and the center circle of the bull is about 1.5" above it. Yes, it was a disappointing quarter of an inch to the right, but you can blame that on 70 year-old eyes. A couple of proof shots at the 200 yard target were dead-on in both elevation and windage. I don't suppose any further explanation of why I like Sakos is necessary.