No worries. The Berger supplier here is Dead eye Dick shooting supplies- imports and sells to the public at a good price. They have a good supply of VLD bullets at the mo. There are no 162gr SST's in the country at all- none expected till after Xmas. Federal magnum primers are as rare as rocking horse s@%&t.
I have to admit- I am biased regarding True-Flite as the owner is a friend and collegue. So, when I say that I love the True-Flite barrels, its a bit moot. I wrote an article about them a while back- tried to be as unbiased as possible. Its on my website-
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As for stocks, any stock made for the old sako AV or Finnbear will match up nicely- the Howa really is a rip off (extremely high quality rip off) of the old great. Actually, I think the Howa is better than the new Sako 75. When Sako wentstainless, they changed everything- typical cost cutting/ whoops I mean upgrading excersize. For people who like the Sako AV but want stainless, the Howa is exactly that. I guess as far as stainless goes you don't get much rain in AU or when it does, the heat dries things nicely and limits the rust.
Yes, isn't the 180 grain SST a boon, really puts the acid on both small/lean and big animals.