MR FISH said:now then all,
got chance of buying a thomson center-icon in .308, never really taken much notice of these rifles with such media about the usual tikka/sako etc etc.
Does anyone have one of these?
what do you reckon?
MR FISH said:the thomson had a plastic mag which put me off, i cant understand why they did such a good job of building the rest of the rifle then finished it off with plastic, just seemed a bit slack to me!
anyway i dont think i'll go far wrong with the sako
Pete E said:Apart from the plastic mag, its other features seem pretty good. The action has a flat bottom and is milled from a billet of steel and includes having integral bases for weaver mounts machined into the top.
The action doesn't sit directly into the wooden stock, but rather onto an alloy chassis, which is epoxied into the woodwork. The action has three recoil lugs on the bottom and three action screws...The recoil lugs bare against the alloy chassis rather than the wood work.
If they release a stainless / synthetic version, I'd be very tempted as I think the Sako 85 is a bit over rated.