I bought a nearly new Sako 75 22-250 recently (varmint fluted barrel, laminated stock) which had fired 110 rounds when I bought it and it is in very good condition. However, I've had two issues which I'm interested if anyone else has experienced & any (relevant and helpful) pearls of wisdom:
Firstly it won't hold a group less than 5" at 100yds with Norma 50g balistic tip ammo! Trying 3 other types of 50g ammo solves the problem with Winchester Silvertip giving the best groups (3/4") followed by Sako Arrowhead, then Remington Accutips and the Norma a very sad 4th with no grouping at all! Am I alone in this experience and has anyone found a better result with any other make of 50g ballistic tip bullets?
Secondly, I have a problem getting the rifle to load smoothly with more than 3 bullets in the mag (5 capacity) which is a total pain! The bullets tips forward 30mm after being picked up by the bolt (about 10mm before it has cleared the magazine shoulders) and the case baulks badly on the breech tapers - with a fox in the cross hairs this will badly upset my usually happy countenance!!