Good that you got it sorted scribe.
No Sako should be left in such a condition that it may sully the name of the others.
You are right. I have been thinking back over the years at the treatment that was handed out to our sako's and yet I never saw one give up the ghost. I have dented scopes and dinged the rifle that badly that it took awhile on the range before they were usable. This one above has been deliberately dropped onto rocks from a fair height at least once and others I have had have been dropped a few times. Usually sidling around waterfalls and getting into difficulty on a ledge that Peters out and you suddenly realise that you are going to need both hands to save your own bacon.
I have always dropped them barrel first like a spear and they have gone down between the rocks and avoided major damage. I don't recommend getting into this position for a start but it was what happens to young impetuous hunters at least a few times in there life.