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Offline JamesCC

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Hunting rifle feedback
« on: January 27, 2021, 12:46:45 PM »
Hey gents- I was doing some research on a new hunting rifle and found an article that said the number one grab was the new Sako S20. Not sure if $1600 is worth it or if anyone has heard good things? Any suggestions on a new setup would be aprecited thanks in advance.

Offline crosstimbers

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Re: Hunting rifle feedback
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2021, 11:09:31 PM »
What are you hunting?
It's not saving any water if you have to flush it over and over....

Offline double-d

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Re: Hunting rifle feedback
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2021, 12:52:16 PM »
Can't help with that model.......
but I love my 7mm Mag Finnbear Deluxe

Offline Fuzzy Sights

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Re: Hunting rifle feedback
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2021, 03:01:00 PM »
Please do not get me wrong.  The Sako is a nice rifle and will shoot accurately, but spending $1,600 on a bolt-action rifle that still needs to be scoped, it is a bit overpriced.  Unless you are going to use it in matches as well there are better alternatives at lower cost.  Admittedly I have a very utilitarian view on hunting rifles, my go-tos are a Win 88 in 308 and a CZ 527 in 6.5 Grendel, if the 308 is too much.  If I need something bigger then the rifled 870 12ga mag gets the call.

On the other hand it looks really cool. Just would never take it hunting.

Best wishes on your decision and future hunts.

JW
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Offline wiguy

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Re: Hunting rifle feedback
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2021, 08:18:32 PM »
 Yes, start with intended critters, location some & then type of hunting. Take deer for example, some hunters may never hunt outside a comfortable blind, others never go near a blind.

  Deer in MS average in the small side, some places further North, #210 dressed isn’t uncommon.

  In general I prefer lighter, shorter guns in modest chamberings, hardly ever feel a need to go larger than a 308. The 243, 6.5 Swede, 284 Win & similar are what I use.

  Then if you’re talking coyotes or prairie dogs, there are other considerations.

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Re: Hunting rifle feedback
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2021, 08:03:28 PM »
Thanks for the comments gents- I thought it was steep but others say it’s not. I’m
Torn still.

 

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