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Old 03-16-2008, 06:43 PM
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Default 370 Sako Magnum...

Anyone read anything about this round? Its essentially a 30-06 necked up. They are pulling out all stops for new catridges now.... Anything based off the 06 or 308 has proven pretty well over the years though... Ballistics dont look bad at all on this one....looks to be a thumper although Im sure it will have a lot of haters...lol.






Cape•Shok® .370 Sako Magnum

Big game hunters looking for a new caliber offering heavy bullets will love the .370 Sako Magnum. Federal Premium® will load a 286-gr Barnes® Triple-Shock X-Bullet option, as well as a 286-gr Nosler® Partition® offering. Like its European counterpart the 9.3x66mm Sako Magnum, the new .370 Sako Mag provides excellent stopping power and is a great choice for hunting large game at shorter distances.




FEATURES & BENEFITS

[ul][*]30-06 necked up to a .366 caliber[*]High energy[*]Standard action allows for more rounds in magazine[*]Heavy bullets for additional stopping power [/ul]
PART NO. DESCRIPTION
P370B 370 Sako Mag 286-gr Nosler Partition
P370C 370 Sako Mag 286-gr Barnes Triple-Shock X-Bullet
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Old 03-16-2008, 07:40 PM
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OK, I'll be the 1st hater on this one.
Am I the only one who sees ZERO market for this. What was Sako marketing thinking....
WOW, look how popular the 9.3 bore is so lets neck-up an '06, I just don't get it.
What will this do that a 35Whelan or 338-06 will not already do.
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Old 03-16-2008, 08:05 PM
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Default RE: 370 Sako Magnum...

I have to agree with popeye.

While I am all for new cartridges I don't understand the reasoning behind necking up a 30-06 to .366. They'd have had a better chance at selling rifles and ammoby using the incredibly unpopular 8mm diameter.
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Old 03-16-2008, 08:10 PM
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Default RE: 370 Sako Magnum...

375 Ruger I can respect, this one, ah, .... not so much.

30-06 is a bit short on powder capacity for thoseweight of bullets.
How about taking the 338 Lapua that Sako already makes a rifle for and necking THATup to .366?
A 370 Lapua. [:@]
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Old 03-16-2008, 08:26 PM
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LOL Not saying Id buy one but for case size the numbers aint bad...but I wonder how close a handloader could come to duplicating them. I would bet they are using that double top secret proproetary powder..... I would also agree theres not gonna be much market for it..lol.
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Old 03-16-2008, 08:57 PM
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Default RE: 370 Sako Magnum...

While I do like some new rounds, some I just don't understand, but I'm sure some guys love them. For instance the .308 win case, i understand, but I like the .243 and 7mm-08 even more for this case, if i want heavier bullets/more velocity I like to go up to a .270 or .30-06 case, and again if i want a bigger bullet or faster, i'll step up to a .300 win mag or .338 mag, I'm not a big fan of cases necked way down or way up.

I like the .375 Ruger, want a .416 Ruger even more though, also very little competition in the .416 caliber IMO.

The .30-06 case is plenty big at .308 caliber IMO, though I understand a .338-06 more so than a .338 federal, but a .370-06?

I think we have most bases pretty well covered, think someone once said we dont need new cases there's plenty of failed great ones already out there.


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Old 03-16-2008, 10:09 PM
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I think some of these rifle companies should start spending more money on improving rifle building techniques. Stronger metals, more dependable/consistant materials. Most firearms manufacturing plants, and heck firearms technology in general is fairly flat in the last 20 years. Lets start seeing some radical new designs in rifles. Some concept designs that push the envelope. Make your rifles stronger, more accurate, lighter but with less recoil. We've got enough cartridges already and hell you can't find ammo for half of them the same damn year they hit the market. Take my 30/06 cartridge and build me a rifle that will impress me.
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Old 03-16-2008, 10:17 PM
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Can you spell MARKETING??? Or is the word PROFIT??? I kind of like the 375 Ruger, however I have no need for it.

I am not sure why anyone will buy this cartridge. But then I guess if you keep throwing stuff up on the wall, eventually something will stick. Tom.
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Old 03-17-2008, 06:26 AM
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Marketing??? They are going to have to do a heck of a lot of it to get this one to sell.

Profit?? I think they are going to loose their butt.
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Old 03-17-2008, 06:43 AM
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9.3x62 all over again
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