I got ahold of a mint condition Sako Finnbear L61R in 7mm Rem Mag for a pretty good price. I've had a matching Sako 30-06 since 1968 and they are the smoothest factory actions I've ever come across so I've had a vintage Sako project in mind for a while. Since I already have a 7mm WSM which shoots the 180 Bergers in the 0.5MOA neighborhood, I thought it would be interesting to turn the Sako into a 26 Nosler. 24 hours later I am well down the path. I was surprised to find an off the shelf 26" SS Kreiger 264 cal Bull Sporter, 5R , barrel in a 1 in 8.5 twist. I normally go with varmit contours but I want this rifle under 12 pounds. The reamer will be here from PT&G along with the go and no-go gages in 6 weeks. I have the brass and dies on backorder at Midway USA but they could ship by mid April so the reamer may be the tent pole. Looking ahead a bit, I've got a bunch of bullets sitting here to choose from. They are the 140 Berger Hunting VLDs, 140 gr AMAX, 129 gr AB LR, 127 gr Barnes LRX, 120 gr Barnes TTSX and the 95 grain VMAX. I'll likely focus on the heavier pills but you never know. The 95 VMAX probably won't stay together out of the 1 in 8.5 twist. I'll post some pics and targets in a few months if nothing gets derailed.