Several months ago I bought on line a Sako model 995 chambered for the Lazzeroni Warbird. The barrel is marked Lazzeroni and Beretta, so I do not know who actually made the barrel out of those three choices. But all three have good reputations, so I wasn't too worried about it. (As a side note here, I bought this from someone registered on a number of sites as Kiowa Driver. The rifle was as advertised, pristine, but his advertisement included a box and a half of ammo and a set of Talley rings. Those never arrived, even after I contacted him. So take that for what it is worth.) Anyway, the rifle is impressive, front to back. It shoots .5 MOA at 200 yds, and with a Vias brake on it, the recoil is so low that on a lead sled, you do not have to put both hands on the rifle. I was so impressed by the cartridge that I decided that I wanted the real thing, a Lazzeroni in the same caliber. I sold off a few unused guns from my collection to come up with the money, then spent two months discussing every topic imaginable with John Lazzeroni just to get to know the guy who I was going to send $7000 to. John Lazzeroni is an interesting individual. He has very definite opinions on almost everything and is willing to debate any topic you care to bring up. We went from being friends to doing everything except exchanging gunfire about ten times. I have a few opinions of my own, so the e-mails heated up a few times. My conclusion was that John is a very intelligent individual, well read, willing to admit he is wrong if you can prove it beyond any doubt, willing to help you with any shooting questions you might have, and really an all around good and very honest guy. I promised him I would post my opinion of the rifle and how it shoots, which is the reason for this post. I received the rifle about two months ago, and it is a work of art. All parts are top of the line, everything fits perfectly, and the action is smooth as silk. The first thing I checked was the barrel to stock fit with the old dollar bill test, and the bill slid all the way to the action without touching a thing. The rifle comes with a pickatinny rail installed and a set of rings, the brand of which I do not remember and had not heard of. I suspect that is due to my ignorance. The trigger is a Jewel set at about a pound and a half with no creep. I set all my triggers at two pounds, so I will probably not change that. I put a Vortex Viper PST on it, and when I throw the rifle up to my shoulder, I am looking right down the middle of the scope. This rifle fits me like it is a part of my body. Plus, with the finish he puts on his rifles, it is just beautiful. I have not shot the rifle yet. Unfortunately, I had to have knee replacement surgery with a second one coming up, so it will be awhile befor I will be able to get out on the range again, which is frustrating me to death. I have the Lazzeroni, a CZ in .338 Lapua, and a Remington .338 RUM I had built on a Sendero frame. I had to have that custom built since Remington makes a .300 RUM in a Sendero, but not the .338. And I love Senderos, which is why I have four of them Anyway, I posted this much because I promised John that I would post my opiniion of the rifle on the forum, and he is probably wondering why I haven't done that yet. I will report on how the Lazzeroni shoots as soon as I am able to shoot it. Thanks for putting up with this long post. PS: there is an ad on various pages of this site for Benchmark Barrels. They live and operate a short drive from my home, and I take all my guns there for whatever they need. Benchmark is affordable, does outstanding work, and they are a nice bunch of guys. I highly recommend them for any rebarreliing, rechambering, etc. I have one rifle there now, and another that will go there as soon as the budget allows. They make an excellent muzzle brake that I would recommend over the Vais, and I never thought I would say that.