Flip a coin? Better yet, buy them BOTH!!! I like my Weatherby, even if it is a Vanguard!!! Will that Sako be lighter in your hands, packing in after elk at about 11,000 feet? Both will be easy to get to a whitetail treestand.
Well do you handload? If not the 270 WSM will be cheaper on the ammo. If you reload then componets will be a little more at first for the Weatherby ie: brass and maybe dies. Ballistically they are very close with the slight edge to the Weatherby. I really like both rifles so for me it would come down to which ever one felt the best in my hands.
Originally Posted By Squatch:
I'm torn between a couple rifles, one of which I want to buy when I get back from this sh*t hole.
I'm looking at a Weatherby Mark V in 270 Weatherby Magnum and the Sako 85 Finnlight in 270 WSM.
I want a rifle that does it all...one that I can use on everything from Arkansas whitetails to Wyoming elk and black bear.
I know they're both quality rifles, each of which has its own benefits:
I like the Weatherby's accuracy guarantee, the raised comb monte carlo stock, the fact that it's made in the USA, and the action design.
I like the Sako's performance, it's handy size, and it's European lineage.
Any info to help me make this decision would be greatly appreciated!
I have not shot a Sako. but I shot my Wby Mk V Accumark in 340 Wby for the first time six days ago, and shot groups that I barely believe. The best groups on paper I have ever produced, and I shot company high in bootcamp with the M-16 19 yrs ago. Mk. V is a work of art.