Originally Posted by ricky b
I not bragging on my gun but I am excited about getting it. I have been shooting a Winchester Model 70 STW for a while and I love it. I'm in the process of building my 12 year old son a Winchester Model 70 25/06 that I could give to him and he would have something his dad gave him to hunt with. Then on another forum and out of blind luck a guy told me he had a Sako 75 Stainless STW that he had shot 20 times that he wanted to sell because of recoil and the gun was priced right. After talking with this guy on the phone he told me he had five boxes of shells and one box of brass that came with the gun. The shells were federals and Rem's and a box of Winchester Fail Safes that I use to shoot in my STW. As most of you know Winchester quit making the STW case and factory ammo so I started reloading for it. So I ask my son which gun he would want to have if he had a choice and he picked the STW. Well my FFL guy called me last night and said your toys are here and this gun is perfect. Just picked it up this morning and the gun looks brand new. It was a relief to finally get it in my hands and the condition of gun being what the seller said it was. I know there are some really good people out there and this guy was one of them. I also have read where people get ripped off and this was in the back of my mind also. I got a simms recoil pad on the way and I will shoot a few to see if it needs a break. Will try to post some pictures of the gun as well. Ricky
Rickyb, congrats on the new toy, and I know what you mean about being " on edge" about things you buy on line, or through a website. I have bought two barrels of late, and was on pins and needles until they arrived, so I could do that all important inspection. Well, on both accounts, both were as promised or better. As a matter of fact, both were acquired through THIS website. The last was from one of the " brothers", and again, no problems at all.
You are going to like the Simms recoil pad. They really do have a great product.
And the brass is definitely a bonus, especially with the situation we are ALL in!