Although I am a left handed shooter and try to steer clear of bolt guns I could not resist this one when it became available. It is the rifle in my gun cabinet of which I am most proud. It's all matching, wood & steel, and in great condition. These rifle/caliber combinations have a much deserved reputation as some of the most accurate of all military surplus rifles. It has very low recoil and the bolt and trigger pull is very smooth. My wife has taken several White Tail with our Savage .270 but she now prefers shooting this one as it is much easier on the shoulder! For anyone considering one of these, I highly recommend them.
The Swedes were very particular in building and maintaining these rifles and it shows. They kept a mini record of the bore condition on a brass disc attached to the stock displaying the wear of the lands/grooves. When the bore reached an unacceptable level of wear the barrel was replaced. In addition, a rectangular brass plate (sometimes a decal) was affixed beside the disc to show the hold-over a soldier needed to use in firing the new ammunition adopted after 1941. These plates & discs were mounted upside down so that with the rifle shouldered, a right-handed soldier could flip the rifle out slightly and look down to take a reading with out moving the weapon very far from his shoulder.