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Old 05-16-2006, 10:28 AM
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Does any body have any experience with the SAKO 75 synthetic stainless?

I have a 300WSM ordered as mentioned and one ordered in the Finnlight model.

I did not not know if any one had a bad experience with either.

I am keeping one and a freind gets the other, I am trying to decide which one I want to keep.

Thanks.
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Old 05-16-2006, 12:27 PM
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I have a 300 wsm grey wolf myself and had a 75 stainless synthetic in 7stw which I sold to some ornery person on these boards. I looked at the finnlite and the synthetic and the grey wolf and out of the 3 I liked the gray wolf more. It has a very stable laminated stock, probably the best I have seen yet on any rifle. Zero flex in the foreend. I think ballistically your better off with the regular 75's 24 1/2 barrel rather then the shorter barrel on the finnlite but both are great rifles and you will enjoy either one. Buy the one you like the most and enjoy the experience.
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Old 05-16-2006, 01:45 PM
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I have 2 Sako 75 stainless synthetics and have had no problem with either one. One is the 270 WSM and the other is 7 mm-08 and they both handle very well with different lengths barrels. I’ve handled the Finnlight and like the weight of this rifle and wouldn’t mind getting one in the 260 Rem. Enjoy your Sako which ever one you decide on...
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Old 05-16-2006, 01:48 PM
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That ornery person deserved that fine rifle. Actually its the finest factory rifle I ever owned. But I just don't believe any of them are worth 1200 dollars they are asking. I mean thats alot of money.

I want a 300WSM stainless synthetic, but am biding my time to find one for a decent price.

Now the finlights are ok, but for 300WSM, I want the regular 75. The finlights I have seen do the regular flyer thing on a 5 shot group that most ultralight do.
 
Old 05-16-2006, 01:50 PM
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ORIGINAL: oldelkhunter

I have a 300 wsm grey wolf myself and had a 75 stainless synthetic in 7stw which I sold to some ornery person on these boards.
I overheard that ornery person is still enjoying that rifle. I even overhead he found a brand new take off barrel for sale on gunbroker in STW for 50 dollars so now he can shoot the barrel out all he wants.

Ialso overheard that ornery person is waiting for you to get tired of that great wolf so he can step in adn buy.
 
Old 05-16-2006, 02:17 PM
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Glad that STW found a good home and your enjoying her.I will be buying another Sako in the near future.I think a 30-06 or 7 mag might do the trick. BC the STW does have Stoeger on the barrel doesn't it?
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Old 05-16-2006, 02:58 PM
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Yea, I think so. I can't remember, I know the new one I bought is identical. Some guys got scared after the ones blew up and imediately had it taken off still NIB. I trustthe barrel. I talked to Sako and theytold me the 75'slike I had were notaffected.

So what do the new ones say on the barrel? Like your grey wolf.
 
Old 05-16-2006, 03:57 PM
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Thanks for all the info. I think I will probably take the 75 not the finlight. My buddy has a finlight in 300mag and I think prefer to stay with the finlight anyway.
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Old 05-16-2006, 07:17 PM
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I have a Beretta stamp on my barrel was wondering if they imported the STW or SToeger did thats all.
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Old 05-16-2006, 11:40 PM
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OEH if your Sako has Stoeger on the barrel then it is pre-Beretta (pre 03-04 I believe). When Beretta bought Stoeger and Sako (Stoeger was the U.S. importer for Sako) they (Beretta) began putting their names on the Sakos immediately I believe. I know my TRG-S Warbird is a 99 and it was imported by Stoeger, but all the Sakos I've seen in the rack at work have been Beretta imports. Sako is also listed in the Beretta salesbook, they (Beretta) consider it "their" rifle line (along with Tikka). But the Stoeger guns (mostly low/mid grade shotguns) are listed in the Benelli sales book along with Franchi and A. Uberti.

The only guns I think that were part of the bad batch of stainless steel a couple years ago were Finnlights and SS Tikkas (wouldn't swear too it, it's been a couple years ago). I wouldn't hesitate to own ANY Sako rifle today. IMHO as an "over the counter" line of rifles they single handidly are better than ANYTHING from the U.S. (Rem, Wby, Brown/Win, Kimber, Ruger etc...) There actions are only second too the Sauer 202 in smoothness. Sako also guarantees a 5 shot MOA @ 100yd rifle with their Tikka's carrying a 3 shot MOA @ 100yd guarantee.

I LOVE the FinnLights myself, if I hadn't grown tired of SS and synthetic rifles lately I would have one in a heartbeat. Now instead of the FinnLight, Greywolf or 75 Syn I am more inclined too the 75 Deluxe...
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