Re: Which would you choose? Browning Titanium vs Sako Finnlight?
Bought a SAKO FINNLIGHT 300WSM through gunbroker.com because noone local (Phoenix) could find one. Turns out, the guy sent me an older one, still new in box (far as I know) without the fluted barrel. Imagine my dissappointment.
Anyway, the gun has that nice quality feel, but the accuracy with 180 pills of all brands and all powders has been very bad (like > 2 MOA at best). Also, to get the 180s to fit in the magazine, I have to seat at least .175 off the lands to get them to fit = bummer. Also, it will flat out knock your teeth loose. Installed muzzle break + limbsaver pad, now recoil is manageable.
Installed optilock bases and rings. They seem to work ok, and I haven't stripped any screws yet like a lot of people say they do. You just gotta make sure the wrench is lined up right when tightening.
I am considering a new barrel to solve my accuracy problem. Or maybe going to try 165s first to see if that helps. Thing is, I was preparing for moose, so I didn't want to drop any bullet weight.
Best things about the gun = action and trigger are sweet. Also, the lightweight makes it REALLY nice to lug around Alaska for a week.
My overall recommendation: get a custom gun built!
By the way, all that work and no shot on a moose.