I have decided I am going to treat myself to a new rifle.
I want to get a 7mm Remington Magnum and am looking at my options.
My first train of thought was a Sako 85 stainless synthetic. My step dad has one in 270 and it shoots very very well. I am yet to hear of an unhappy Sako owner (although I am sure there will always be 1).
The way I read this PDF file seems to suggest that other than the BIG calibre's which are M15x1 all other calibre's are available factory threaded in M14x1.
I contacted some local gun shops and they all seem to say that the 7mm Rem Mag cannot be factory threaded, despite what this PDF file says. So I called the infamous GMK and they also advised that this calibre cannot be purchased factory threaded!
I have searched the Sako website trying to find a e mail address so I can instead ask the organ grinder. They do not seem to advertise any e mail address. I found an e mail address on another forum and have had no response as of yet.
I do not really want to get a brand new rifle screw cut post haste unless I really really need to.
So 2 questions really.
1) Has anyone else had a Sako 7mm Rem Mag factory threaded. Which given what I have been told by the importer seems to be very very unlikely.
2) What other 7mm Rem Mag's do people have that have a barrel length of 24" or above that can with the right load shoot sub 0.5MOA. I realise that just because 1 rifle shoots sub 0.5MOA does not mean the next one off the production line can do the same, but it is still good to hear of other peoples experiences.