I was never 100% happy with the performance of my Sako 75 270WSM which I use for all my stalking, so last year I bit the bullet and ordered a new barrel for it, the old one had done the best part 900 rounds and while still OK I am a fussy bugger and was looking for better.
Anyway I have got the rifle back now and here it is:
The barrel is a 24" 10" twist Pacnor in the standard Sako Hunter profile, all the barrel/rail work was done by Neil Mckillop except the paint which was done by Dave at Valkyrie Rifles. The mod is a Hardy Gen 4. The scope is a Swaro Z6i 2.5-15x56 BT with the new 4W-I reticle
I ran the barrel in with a few shots with cleaning in between and then shots 7,8 + 9 produced this with no load development:
When you deduct the bullet diameter that is a 0.25" group, I am chuffed to say the least. The load is 150gr Berger VLD Hunting pushed by 59gr of RL17 using Norma brass and Federal magnum primers.
Can't wait to stretch it out a bit.