I already have 2 Sako rifles, .22 and .243, so i originally thought, complete the stable and sell my Browning XBolt 30-06 and get another Sako to complete the set.
Then someone threw Blaser into the equation, i wish they hadn't!
I have got my hands on a Blaser R8 Professional to try, it is quality no doubt, and will take some practice with the straight pull and safety, but i like it, although it feels pretty heavy.
Then i started to look at the R8 Success, with the thumb hole stock, but a little research tells me it is 9lb in weight, compared to the former which is 7 1/2lb.
I do a lot of walking when i go stalking in Devon, and what ever i buy will be used in the rocky mountains on Elk hunts, so i am a little concerned about the weight issue.
But i do not use mods so i suppose that reduces the overall weight.
The Sako, Finnlight or Standard in synthetic, i have heard that they kick like a mule, but my XBolt was a very light rifle and i never had a problem.
So i know it's a long shot, does anyone own/owned both and can give advice please?