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    Choices, Choices.....

    I have a 6K budget for a new rifle (I already have scopes etc.) and would like to get something I could convert between 300 WM (African hunting) and .243 (UK Roe).

    I'm thinking along the lines of a Blaser R8 or a Sauer 202.

    I already have a Sako finnlight in 6.5x55, a Sako 75 in .308 and an AW in .308

    What would you go for? Custom Rifle or a flash off the shelf? Other choices.....

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    First of all: nice problem.

    Second, I think you should go for a Sauer 202 Take-down, so you can switch barrels and easily travel with it. Then you should decide that it's really not for you and sell it to me for a song and a dance, just out of disgust.

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    I can recomend the Blaser R8 I have one in 6.5x55 and it`s brilliant, light, accurate and compact, being a straight pull cuts down on the OAL
    With 6k to spend you can have a few different calibers and saddle mounts just pop your scopes on and Roberts your mothers brother, a gun for all occasions.
    They really are a great bit of kit for a factory rifle, I love mine, Give Chris at Swillington Shooting supplies a bell 01132 864097 , he does great deals on Blasers and accesories


    Bob

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    Why dont you bye two rifles with that budget?

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    Klunk

    They look very nice, do you have one ?? or any first hand experience with them ?? ( asks he drooling looking at it ) Just like a chinese meal ,you think you`ve got just what you want until you see what the bloke on the next tables ordered

    Bob

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    go for a 6 grand hunting holiday, you don't need something between the cals you have, that and you don't know what's round the corner tomorrow

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    Quote Originally Posted by paul at barony View Post
    go for a 6 grand hunting holiday, you don't need something between the cals you have, that and you don't know what's round the corner tomorrow
    There is merit in that view.


    I would flog the two Sako's and get a Blaser with 243, 6.5x55 and 300wm barrels, this will do the lot. In fact, I could live without the 243.
    Brian.

    Just because you are paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't out to get you......

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    Africa Hunting holiday is booked and paid for, for my 40th plus some Reds in Scotland and some Boar in CZ. So I want to treat myself to something posh.

    I'm thinking about a 300WM for Africa then change it back to something more UK suitable. The Makuru seems to be R93 based so I would favour the R8.

    Do people really cock about changing barrels etc. or am I deluding myself?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8en7am1n View Post
    I have a 6K budget for a new rifle (I already have scopes etc.) and would like to get something I could convert between 300 WM (African hunting) and .243 (UK Roe).

    I'm thinking along the lines of a Blaser R8 or a Sauer 202.

    I already have a Sako finnlight in 6.5x55, a Sako 75 in .308 and an AW in .308

    What would you go for? Custom Rifle or a flash off the shelf? Other choices.....
    I have owned both the Sauer 202 and the Blaser R8, here is my opinion.

    The Sauer is a more beautiful classical rifle, it really ticks my boxes in the looks department. But it is not really a swap barrel system, for that you need to be looking at the take down.

    The Blaser, takes a while to get used to but once you do it all makes sense. It is the best of the swap barrel systems in my opinion because the scope mounts directly on the barrel. That said they are not highly recommended for Africa (sand and the action don't mix)

    I ended up selling my Sauer as it had some lovely wood on it that was getting heavily damaged with the work load my rifle sees. I am now currently looking at buying another one and having the Sauer as my personal rifle and the Blaser as a client rifle.

    If you go with the Sauer 202 take down I dont think you will be complaining.

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