I just wanted to let you know your article brought me back into the SSG fold.
I had a SSG 69 P-I for a while, but traded it off after a range closure. That was 12-13 years ago, and I've missed it ever since.
I've been thinking about them again lately and read all I could find including your test article. While priming some .308s yesterday, I kept thinking about it until it got the best of me, I stopped, came in, and ordered a new one.
Too bad the new one won't come with the ZF scope the first one had. I think I miss that scope as much as the rifle, if not more.
I had a couple of SSG P1's through the years. Loved them but I didn' t like the fact that once the barrel goes it is next to impossible to rebarrel them. I still like them but I will stick to my 700's.