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Posted: 9/9/2010 3:38:03 PM EDT
I'm looking to upgrade from a well used Howa 1500. Budget around 1k.

I looked at a Browning and a tika yesterday.

Link Posted: 9/9/2010 4:06:04 PM EDT
Used sako.
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 4:11:33 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:
Used sako.


I bought a used Sako 85 S with a Nikon Monarch for 1300, the guy that bought it was old he took it to the stores range shot 3 times, said it hit to hard and traded it in. "Used" it never left the store, or the air conditioning! Love it, very light weight and strong gun.
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 6:13:24 PM EDT
I'll be taking a new browning Stainless/walnust Xbolt to kill an elk this october.
Mine's .30-06 not .300wm but it's still pretty lite
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 11:05:33 PM EDT
Do yourself a favor and get an auto. Browning BAR.
Super lite, bolt action .300WM is pretty spicy on the shoulder.

Link Posted: 9/10/2010 3:23:23 AM EDT
I would also say that my choice would be Sako or Tikka. I have a T3 in .300WM that shoots sub-moa all day, its extremely light and has never given me a problem.
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 1:48:34 PM EDT
decided on a sako A7 - new.

Shopped a gun show Portland Or - zero luck
Shopped fisherman's marine - nice Sako lite $1399
Shopped Outdoor Wholesale - nice Sako A7 - $849 under budget and good quality.

I know I could have probably found it for less - but it's slim pickins around here.
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 1:51:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By KimberTLE45:
I would also say that my choice would be Sako or Tikka. I have a T3 in .300WM that shoots sub-moa all day, its extremely light and has never given me a problem.

+1

Link Posted: 9/11/2010 11:46:54 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Bassman2:
decided on a sako A7 - new.

Shopped a gun show Portland Or - zero luck
Shopped fisherman's marine - nice Sako lite $1399
Shopped Outdoor Wholesale - nice Sako A7 - $849 under budget and good quality.

I know I could have probably found it for less - but it's slim pickins around here.


Not to hijack, but what are the differences in a Tikka T3 and Sako A7?
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 4:03:11 PM EDT
3 shot vs. 5 shot MOA guarantee.

multiple parts plastic on the tikka vs. stainless on the A7. (safety, bolt release, etc)

mag construction - all polymer, vs metal lined polymer

If I was on a tighter budget I'd buy the Tikka and be happy. But I mentally committed to something near or slightly above 1k and I'm happy with the Sako and the value of quality stuff.

Link Posted: 9/11/2010 10:54:52 PM EDT
A Tikka T3 is an amazing rifle

Sure it's got more plastic than the Sako

it's also far less expensive

Shoots amazingly well
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 11:56:06 AM EDT
Tikka T3
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