Finally pulled the trigger on a new Stihl MS 261, after thinking about it for many years. I got good service out of my 250 and 271, and was able to sell both of them for $300 each to fund the purchase of this saw. It's the non-Mtronic version, just standard carb. As you would expect, it's been wonderful to use so far, starts easy, smooth to operate, and very well built. I like the different screws for the top shroud compared to my ranch level saws, the starter cord is better, adjustable oiler is nice to have on a smaller saw like this, noticeably smoother to run, it's tuned perfectly, and of course the magnesium case. Even the stupid flippy caps seem better, maybe because they are seating in metal rather than plastic? I'm on a two-saw plan now, Jonsered 2166 for the bigger stuff, and the Stihl 261 for everything else. It's one less two stroke engine to maintain around here. Running Stihl MotoMix for the first several tanks until I can make time to go to the airfield and grab 5 gallons of ethanol-free fuel. I had run one of these in the past that belonged to someone else, and again as a rental but having one of my own is really nice. I keep going out to the garage just to look at it.