Hi, I am currently using a sako 75 .270 but I am strongly thinking of downsizing to a .243. Primarily due to the fact that its 95% roe on the place I shoot with the odd red knocking about. I was just wondering what everyones general opinion on this was as I am fairly new to stalking. I was thinking about picking up an older tikka 595 or similar or possibly and older sako and potentially rebarreling the gun?
My first question is whether or not going from a sako 75 to a tikka 595 is a step down in rifle quality or not?
My other one was...if I was lucky enough to find an older sako, if its shot out and has a battered stock will the rifle be worth buying for using the action? I was thinking I could put a new barrel on it and a new stock, (probably for cheaper than getting something like a sako 85) and actually end up with a better gun? How much would I be looking to spend if I was to purchase a tatty old rifle? I appreciate that these will always hold some value purely because they can be rebarreled ect.
Sorry about all the questions but any help would be really apprecitaed!