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Who Hunts with a Sako? #7443112 02/24/19 10:24 PM
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Just wondering how many others there are out there who hunt with a Sako rifle? I've got them in calibers I use for elk down through prairie dogs and have become totally spoiled to them. I was just doing some informal bench shooting this morning with two friends and all of us were shooting Sakos. It is amazing how accurate these rifles can be. We were knocking over bowling pins regularly at 400 yards. I'm always looking for another one, so if you know where one is at an attractive price drop me a line. I'm especially interested right now in the smaller calibers from .22 Hornet through .223.

Re: Who Hunts with a Sako? [Re: Henly] #7443120 02/24/19 10:32 PM
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My primary deer rifle for over 35 years has been a Sako AV Deluxe .270 Win. My primary mountain rifle is a Finnlight in .300 WSM. I also have a Finnlight in .270 Win. and a Sako AV in .416 Rem. I have been fond of them for quite some time. smile

Oops, forgot about the Mannlicher-stocked Bavarian in 6.5x55 Buzz sold me. Beautiful little rifle!

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Re: Who Hunts with a Sako? [Re: Henly] #7443133 02/24/19 10:44 PM
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Re: Who Hunts with a Sako? [Re: Henly] #7443138 02/24/19 10:53 PM
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Sold the one I had about 15 years ago, mistake but oh well. It was never as accurate as my Remington 788 but sure was a smoother action and nice fitting stock. It was a Forester handi hunter carbine in 22-250

Re: Who Hunts with a Sako? [Re: Henly] #7443162 02/24/19 11:27 PM
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One LH AV in .338 Win. with a Mannlicher stock and a Schmidt & Bender on top. It's traveled a long ways with me over the years and taken some fine animals.


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Re: Who Hunts with a Sako? [Re: Henly] #7443164 02/24/19 11:29 PM
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As a teenager I lusted after the Sako Finnlight. I saved up the money over a year and purchase one in 30.06. I have hunted with it for the past 20 years. Spent a long time at their booth at SHOT show this year. Next one I buy is the Carbonlight in 6.5 Creedmoor. Itís one sexy rifle.

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I have a Sako Lightweight Hunter in 270, but itís the #2 rifle now behind the Tikka 260. I shot many a deer with that Sako.


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Re: Who Hunts with a Sako? [Re: Henly] #7443189 02/25/19 12:10 AM
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Wow! Didn't realize there were so many Sako enthusiasts out there. I've bought most of my Sakos from a little store in Hamlin (north of Abilene) called Bell's Home and Auto. You wouldn't believe the number and variety of Sakos he has for a store in a town of 1,500 population or so. He has most of his Sakos listed on his website, www.sakosource.com

Re: Who Hunts with a Sako? [Re: Henly] #7443212 02/25/19 12:30 AM
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Here's a serious Sako fan, right here! My first "proper" deer rig was a Sako Forester in .243.

Since then, there has been a couple of .223s, a .250 Savage, a .25-06, and a .270. My old warhorse and veteran of four trips to Zimbabwe and Zambia: a Safari Grade .375 H&H. Another tiny AI action became a 6mm-.223. I think that's it. Damned fine rifles.

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Re: Who Hunts with a Sako? [Re: Henly] #7443216 02/25/19 12:33 AM
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My first deer rifle was a Sako, got it from my uncle who couldn't hunt anymore. Is a 70's Finnbear in 7 Rem mag. Took my first deer with it and still use it every year. On a great day I can make a clover leaf at 100 yards.

Re: Who Hunts with a Sako? [Re: Henly] #7443249 02/25/19 12:59 AM
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I have a Sako that is about 40 yrs. old. It was rebarreled into a .338-06 AI. Love that gun but don't use it much anymore. Have taken
Elk, mule deer and a Nalgai with it. The muley was about 400 yds and one shot was all that was necessary.



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My favorite gun is a Finnlight 243. Also use an A7 270. And my mom is from Hamlin.



Re: Who Hunts with a Sako? [Re: Michael W.] #7443271 02/25/19 01:15 AM
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My dads was stolen years ago. I found a 222 Sako 5 years ago and bought it. Not been shot a lot recently but fires as good as his did.

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Had one in 300 WM and just accidentally bought one in 25-06 after a few too many drinks. Couldnít pass it up. A good deal is a good deal. Unfortunately itís wrong handed. Iíll have to give it the reach around.

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I hunt with a TRG-42 338
And Quad range for varmints ,, a Quad can shoot several cal just change barrel

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I have a few...... A 75 Deluxe in 338 Win Mag that I carried when hunting black bear, one of my most accurate rifles. A 75 synthetic stainless in 300 WSM with a classic Zeiss Diavari scope that I stole in the Gander Mountain closing, haven't hunted with it yet but it shoots very well and is very smooth. Last is a TRG-S in 30-378 that is also smooth and shoots great, haven't hunted anything requiring this kind of firepower......plus ammo costs a fortune.

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Originally Posted by wp75169
Had one in 300 WM and just accidentally bought one in 25-06 after a few too many drinks. Couldnít pass it up. A good deal is a good deal. Unfortunately itís wrong handed. Iíll have to give it the reach around.

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Re: Who Hunts with a Sako? [Re: Henly] #7443524 02/25/19 11:49 AM
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Nah, I pick it up today, kinda excited about it even though itís wrong handed and absolutely the wrong caliber. Lol

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I have a Model 75 Hunter in .270. Absolutely love this rifle.Smooth as glass and very tight groups. Longest kill with it is a Pronghorn at a confirmed 400 yards. Have shot steel at 500 with it. Taken many deer, pigs and turkeys with this one. I have complete confidence in this gun. Would like to have another in some .30 cal plus configuration. Oh, it's a left hander as well.

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roflmao Sakos are Tikkas on steroids stir

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Originally Posted by bronco71
roflmao Sakos are Tikkas on steroids stir



If that is the case, I own 4. Sako Finnbear 300Wm, Sako A7 30-06, Tikka 223, Tikka 25-06 Hunter.







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Sako A7 Tecomate in 300wsm.

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Sako A7 Tecomate in 300wsm.



Nice rifle. I came oh-so-close to buying an A7 Roughtech Range when I bought my CTR.


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