What would you do?
I bought a new Sako Finnlight .300WSM topped it with a Leupold 4.5-14X50 lighted reticle to upgrade the weapons I currently own.
I was thrilled at the probability of achieving sub MOA groups with this combo and tweaked handloads.
Here's where things get sketchy........I tried about 5 different bullets, 4 different powders, different primers, seating depths, etc.
The very best groups were from about 1 1/2-3" at 100 yds. Consistently.....inconsistent:confused::confused:
I was exasperated by this time, so I discussed the situation with the owner of the store where I purchased it from and we agreed that we would try to get through the hunting season with it then send it back (as there were no others in Canada to be had).
In a few spare moments waiting for a large Mule deer buck along a fence line prior to prime time..........it all started to become crystal clear:eek:. I was fiddling with the gun, admiring how very beautiful it was, when I grabbed the barrel and found a small clunk-clunk noise and movement. Hum.....so I continued to follow the movement up the barrel to find it's origin. Turns out that the barrel is loose inside the receiver:eek::eek:. I could screw it out until it fell on the ground.
To top it all off: I brought it to a local gunsmith to have it tightened, upon tightening it we found that the fluting would no longer line up with the stock and the reduction in headspacing made it almost impossible to close the bolt with a round that I'd reloaded with the original setup. Tough situation in the middle of hunting season to say the least.
What do you think Sako should do to rectify this situation and the amount of time and money that I've spent screwing around with their lack of Quality Control????