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    SAKO 75 Hunter 222

    My FAC Variation is in & I have come across another mint classic rifle , a lovely SAKO 75 Hunter 222 Rem I couldn't help myself to a Easter present ,cash on the table deal done , I have never owned or even shot a 222 Rem, nearest would be my 204 , mainly going to use it for Muntjac & Fox ..
    just wondering what Ammo to order for the lovely SAKO ..What are you guys using any feedback would be very helpful indeed ..

    Gary...

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    .222

    Anything you like! Never owned or seen a .222 that didn't shoot well with any ammo.

    The only constructive advice would be to stick with a basic 50-55grn soft point for the muntjac aspect.

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    Thanks Glyn ,My friend in th US is kindly shipping over some dies & cases .. I have just ordered some SAKO Gamehead 55gr Ammo , no one locally seems to have any 222 ammo in stock at the moment ..
    Last edited by GOMX; 04-04-2015 at 12:08.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GOMX View Post
    My FAC Variation is in & I have come across another mint classic rifle , a lovely SAKO 75 Hunter 222 Rem I couldn't help myself to a Easter present ,cash on the table deal done , I have never owned or even shot a 222 Rem, nearest would be my 204 , mainly going to use it for Muntjac & Fox ..
    just wondering what Ammo to order for the lovely SAKO ..What are you guys using any feedback would be very helpful indeed ..
    Gary...
    It won't be cheap, but you only get what you pay for, so I would start with some Sako ammo.

    -JMS

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    I recently got a .222 Sako 75 - very lovely rifle indeed.

    It does not shoot terribly well with 55grs - probably around 1.25 inch.

    However, it shoots extremely well with 50grs - Norma, Sako especially so, but also Privvi. All group under an inch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mungo View Post
    I recently got a .222 Sako 75 - very lovely rifle indeed.

    It does not shoot terribly well with 55grs - probably around 1.25 inch.

    However, it shoots extremely well with 50grs - Norma, Sako especially so, but also Privvi. All group under an inch.
    My experience with a Sako Vixen that I owned several years ago was the same. It did not like 55grs at all and that included homeloads. So it was always 50grs for that rifle.
    A pessimist is an optimist with experience.

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    Thank guys ,Just got off the phone & canceled the 55gr Gamehead & ordered 50gr luckily the dealer couldn't place order until after the Easter break ..As a matter of interest what is the twist rate of the SAKO 75 Hunter ?

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    1-14". I had one that shot ammo from 40-63grs sub inch at 100m. Rebarrelled it to 17 Rem but still have the barrel.

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    I shoot a Tikka 595 and home load for it. I use 50gr Sierra Blitzkings over 20.5gr of N130,shooting at 3075fps. Big difference in accuracy between 20.5 and 21gr of powder,so take your time in load testing. I'd heard .222 was unfussy,but .5gr makes a huge difference to the accuracy in mine. I use N130 as that's what I can get easily,but N133 is good and Hogdons H322 is recommended by many.
    Suffer from wind drift and drop like a stone after 250 yards,but I wouldn't change it for anything. Enjoy it. Regards

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