I went to the big city today for a doctor appointment and got a chance to go where they stock about everything. I played with them all. Sako, Remington, Kimber, and Weatherby on a rack. A $2400 Swarovski spotter was in the case too. Around here you have to just look at the pictures and order and live with whatever they send you. I have played with some fine rifles at the range but this one really made an impression. The bolt worked like it was on ball bearings. It just glides. I couldn't find a flaw with it. The metal to stock fit was perfect. The barrel was fully floated as verified by two stacked dollar bills sliding right back to the action. The trigger was set low with no perceptible creep. Now the best part, the barrel. Wow, what a beast. This thing is endowed for an off the rack rifle. If it were a bird it would be a Toucan of the bird kingdom. The muzzle was cut with an 11-degree target style crown. The stock was desert tan with a flattened forend varmint style stock that fit really well in my hand and pointed very nice. It was brand new at GI Joes in Eugene OR for 1299.99. Not bad of a price for everything you get with one of these. If how my Accumarks shoot is any indication what Weatherby's best foot forward in accurate rifles ought to shoot like, then this thing out to be fine as most customs right out of the box. I'm holding out for a 243 and then I will have it rechambered to 240 Wby for a nice 6mm Varminter for my stable. Sigh, Now, how am I ever going to set aside 1300 for the SVM and another 2400 for the Swarovski without the wife figuring it out. Do you think she would believe I stuck 74,000 pop cans in the recycling machine?