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Unread 01-02-2013, 09:34 PM
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Korhil -why blue print a sako?? why replace the trigger? jim- if you want a sako 85 6.5-284 . i like it. roninflag
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    Korhil -why blue print a sako?? why replace the trigger? jim- if you want a sako 85 6.5-284 . i like it. roninflag
    It sounded like he wanted to customize it to me. It just wouldn't make much sense to me to buy a $1500 dollar gun and then take the barrel off of it and spend another 300 to 500 on a custom barrel. That amount is so close to getting a custom gun that I would just go custom because even a sako as nice as they are, is not close to custom. It's his money so I know e can do whatever he wants but he asked.
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    Unread 01-03-2013, 09:32 PM
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    I just want to start off by saying thanks for all the great feedback. you guys are great!!!!! and yeah, I am nuts. But I like me

    I have two sako 85's and just love them. If I thought that I could cost effectively buy a sako 85, perform the barrel conversion and have a 600-800 yard tack driver, I would do it. but, it just can't be that easy and you guys have given me somthing to think about. I guess when you think about what it takes to take a typical off the shelf 200 yard hunting rifle and turn it into a 600 yard tack driver, maybe its not so easy, and not very cost effective.

    If you guys have any additional things I need to consider, I would love to hear them before I plunge over the nutty edge. one way or another I want a 6.5 x 284
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    Unread 01-03-2013, 09:35 PM
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    Well I would be willing to bet that you could take your Sakos as are right now and find a load to make them around a 1/2 MOA tack driver at 600 yds any day.
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    Unread 01-04-2013, 11:59 AM
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    JIMS- i have a couple 6.5-284s. one is a short action 700 single shot 17 pounds i use to compete in f-class competition. the other is a long action remington 700 sendero i hunt with. also i have several sakos. i assume you reload. i do not see what you are going to do with the new 6.5-284. bighorns? coyotes? targets?? what the other posters are saying, i believe is, a remington action is less. and it has a lot of aftermarket stuff. mine easily shoot .4 . my gunsmith does not blue print them he puts a krieger barrel on . ( side note i used my 6ppc sako repeater the last coyote hunting trip ; 4 shots - 65 yards, 3.2 yards, 18 yards and 169 yards ; 4 coyotes) roninflag
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    Unread 01-04-2013, 12:41 PM
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    To address some additional things you guys have brought up which may help with your advice: I do reload, my plan was to use the 6.5x284 with 130-140 gr. vld to hunt muleys, antelope and bighorn at medium range (600-800 yd). that being said, i want to keep the rifle light enough that it won't beat me up on those all day hunts.

    I have a lot of trust in the sakos. i feel they are made well. both of my 85's (270 wsm, 300 wsm) shoot 1/4-1/2 MOA consistantly with reloads. that is so long as I am having a good day

    I guess what i am saying is that I believe sako has done a lot of homework to produce a nice factory rifle that may not take a lot of additional work to give me what I want. But, that being said, if I was that confident, I would not be here asking for your advice. many of you guys have been down this road time and time again and are experts. i truly appreciate your thoughts.
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