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    opinions on Sako 75

    I'd appreciate people's opinions on this:

    I have the offer to get a Sako 75 in .243, in very good condition and at a very reasonable price (with a S&B 8X56 thrown in).

    I would be very grateful for people's thoughts.

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    I had one (Sako 75 finlite) about fifteen years ago and regretted selling it. I then bought a Sauer 202, I then bought a Blaser R93 and I have just gone back to a 75 Finlite, simply because I shot better with that than any of the others.
    If you buy it then I doubt you would regret it. My only gripe would be that the bolt is a bit sloppy, but if you can live with that then Id say go for it.


    Paul

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    I have the same gun in stainless synthetic, 6x42 s&b on top, that combo has accounted for more red,fallow and roe than i care to remember, if it's the right price buy it!
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    Richard

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    Great rifles. Lots of people will tell you on here that the actions are built very well and as a result a lot of semi customs are built on this action. It will hold it's value too so always a good buy at the right price.

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    I had one from new in .308. I swapped the standard Hunter stock for a McMillan but it was otherwise standard. It accounted for many deer over the years, and I was happy with it until the accuracy dropped off (borescoping showed it was badly pitted). I had owned it from new and looked after it, so that point my confidence in the rifle went South. I sold it and it's now been re-barreled as a 6.5x47L.

    Personally I don't think it was better or worse than any other off-the-shelf rifle, so if it suits you, go for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mungo View Post
    I'd appreciate people's opinions on this:

    I have the offer to get a Sako 75 in .243, in very good condition and at a very reasonable price (with a S&B 8X56 thrown in).

    I would be very grateful for people's thoughts.
    I have one that is now eight years old that I have owned from new. It shoots very well indeed and it is my favourite rifle.
    The 75 has that key-lock in the bolt, which I have never used and had no trouble with.
    I have had mine shortened to twenty inches.

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    I have two, 308 and 243, my wife shoots a 6.5x55 all stainless synthetic done lots of hard work, bought them all when they first came out can't fault them. Wf1

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    i have had a6.5x47 built on one and am very happy just wished i had the firing pin key lock not to worry about but thats just me being fussy i think/hope as i have no key with mine! Attachment 40756
    Attachment 40757also have the 85 ss in .308 this may end up going

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    I have two one in 243 and one in 708, I have owned five 75s in various calibres and all them shot sub one inch groups, I did have a Sako 85 in 243 for about two weeks when they first came out, I then took it back to the dealers to see if I could have my old 75 back but it was sold, so managed to get another new 75 in 243 and I still have that rifle today.

    If you find one in good condition buy it you wont be dissapointed.

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    I have three 75's .243 Finnlight, .308 ss , 6.5x55 ss. Only finances stop me buying more....they are really very good.

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