Originally Posted by timmay
Sako A7 going on sale for $659 blued at Cabelas.
Sportsmans Warehouse has the Winchester M70 extreme sporter which has a black fluted barrel (doesnt looked blued, Im thinking its the stainless model with a black coating)
I want a 270 wsm and have narrowed it down to these two..actually the tikka is still in it also
I really like how the m70 looks and feels. The bolt seems beefier but is nowhere near as smooth as the Sako. Its also controoled round feed (doesnt really matter to me though)
The Sako feels great and has super smooth action
the m70 just feels more durable to me but the Sako does not feel weak at all.
I like them both alot and they are both priced the same.
Im having a real hard time deciding
I can answer the Winchester question for you, as I currently have a similar model in the Extreme Weather in 300 WSM. The next step for me would be to look beyond factory production at the foundation for a future build. With the Winchester you already have a solid stock with the aluminum blocked B&C, and the solid CRF M70 action. The Winchester smooths out real nice with a little lithium grease and use. For accuracy, I have had no trouble working several handloads to 3/4 MOA or much better.
At that price, I think that particular Winchester is the better choice over the A7.