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Sako A7 vs Win M70 extreme

 
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Old 02-14-2012, 10:46 PM
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Re: Sako A7 vs Win M70 extreme

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Did you get a scope too?
no I passed even though it was a pretty good deal. Im going to save a few more bucks for either a Vortex Viper pst or the Sightron S3 or a super sniper HD
I have a couple turd scopes I can use for the time being
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Old 02-15-2012, 09:59 AM
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Re: Sako A7 vs Win M70 extreme

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no I passed even though it was a pretty good deal. Im going to save a few more bucks for either a Vortex Viper pst or the Sightron S3 or a super sniper HD
I have a couple turd scopes I can use for the time being
FYI if you decide to go with a one piece base, you'll need an M70 WSM base. As I said earlier, the WSM action is a touch longer than a standard short action. Therefore, an M70 short action base will not work.

A few manufacturers that make M70 WSM rails are Nightforce, Seekins, and EGW.

Here is an EGW you masy be interested in. Winchester 70 25 MOA Picatinny Mount - BARGAIN BIN: Evolution Gun Works Inc.
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Old 02-16-2012, 06:40 PM
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Re: Sako A7 vs Win M70 extreme

Just bought the Win 70 Extreme Sporter at our local Sportsmans. Have the old push feed laminated coyote in 270 wsm and it is a little to heavy to carry in the field. I love this caliber, actually my favorite. Gonna top it with a Nikon Monarch 4.5-16x42 mildot put it in use for muleys and speed goats!
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Old 02-25-2012, 11:14 AM
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Re: Sako A7 vs Win M70 extreme

Interesting... no votes for Sako.

I have a Win 70 EW in 338. You get a lot of good components with this rifle and the afore mentioned point about the magazine box being long in the short magnums is huge. The Winchester has just about everything I like about a rifle. Sadly, it doesn't shoot up to my expectations. What's strange is that my expectations aren't really that high. $1100 rifle, $1500 scope, all torqued to specs. Shot off sandbags, should shoot good, right? Wrong! 2-1/2" groups w/ factory ammo (5-shot). Handloads are better but very finicky. 3-shots @ 1" but opens way up after 3. Just got it back from the gunsmith who installed an extended magazine box, bedded action and modifies the ejection port so the spent rounds didn't dribble out so pathetically. Part of the problem is the large diameter bullet in a skinny barrel. The muzzle wall is thiiiiiiiiiin. Other calibers might not have this issue but I've heard they do. Only gunwriters think 2+MOA is a good group.

Now the Sako (which I do not own but might soon). Under 7 lbs. 5-shot Guarantee to shoot under 1 MOA with a variety of factory ammo. That's one short paragraph.


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Old 02-25-2012, 01:35 PM
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Re: Sako A7 vs Win M70 extreme

the sako barrels should be very similar to the m70 as far as thickness goes. They are both skinny sporter barrels.
If you decide on buying a Sako A7 you should do it now if you have the money because they are on sale for $200 off at Cabelas right now. The stainless normally is listed for 899 but right now its $699
Blued lists for $799 and is on sale for $649, Im not sure how much longer the sale is going to last.
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Old 10-10-2012, 03:10 PM
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Re: Sako A7 vs Win M70 extreme

Regarding the Model 70 extreme sporter sold by Sportsmans Warehouse, my 300 wsm has "Morgan Utah" stamped on the barrel. I thought I was getting one of the SC guns when I purchased this rifle but that doesn't appear to be the case. Very nice rifle for $650.
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Old 10-10-2012, 05:39 PM
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Re: Sako A7 vs Win M70 extreme

I'd pick Sako or Tikka. My buddy bought a M70 coyote lite in .270wsm a few years ago. I know winchester has moved it's factory and the rifles might be different now...... But his gun turned out to be worthless. It shoots 2-3 inch groups @100yds. If you change ammo, the point of impact will shift considerably, and has never shot well overall with factory or handloads. Then after maybe 100 rounds down the tube, the ejector spring broke. would not eject rounds, they would just stick to the boltface. Gunsmith made a new spring and said that the factory one was garbage.

I have two tikkas and they are awesome rifles. They will eat any ammo you feed them and puch quarters no problem. Smooth actions, great triggers, sako barrels, competitive price.
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