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Remington Sendero Or Sako Hunter 75 ?????

 
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Old 03-02-2004, 06:05 PM
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Re: Remington Sendero Or Sako Hunter 75 ?????

Sako7 I loved my TRG-S with the 3 locking lugs but I have to face the facts those cold hammered barrels don't hold up for me. Almost everybody I have come accross that has had a Sako that will push lead down the barrel at over 3300 fps has had to rebarrel in short order, after rebarreling they drive tacks way out there. Sako has gone away from quality cut barrels to the cold hammered barrel most likely for production reasons and I have lost faith in them after having 2 screw up in short order. It has occured to me that you may get fairly decent barrel life if you keep it down to 3000fps or so but to each his own. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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Old 03-03-2004, 10:10 AM
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Re: Remington Sendero Or Sako Hunter 75 ?????

I've got two Sako 75's and you couldn't give me 20 Remingtons for em'. One of them is a Stainless Hunter .300 Weatherby. It's got about 700 rounds through it and I haven't had any problems whatsoever with the barrel or anything else. I've never heard anyone else complain about the barrels either. It shoots just as good now as it did when it was new. Half inch groups at 100 yards are quite normal. My 7 mag has a couple hundred rounds through it and it shoots even better.
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Old 03-04-2004, 01:14 PM
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Re: Remington Sendero Or Sako Hunter 75 ?????

Northern,

What you may have been experiencing with the TRG-S is the recoil lug problem I have read about. I didnt know about it till about a week ago when I read it on here. I havent had the problem yet with mine and I have about 250 rounds through her. My loads run about right at 3400 but soon will be in the 3700 range. If my groups start to open up the first thing I will look into is going to be the recoil lug. The Model 75 has a different configuration than the TRG-S and does not have this problem. I would suspect that when your freinds had their bbl changed the smith probably did some glassing work as well which will help fix the recoil lug problem. Sako has always been known for their high quality bbl's, yah of course a custom bbl is going to be better but no way is a factory rem bbl of any kind better than the Sako bbl. Rem's quality as of the last few years has been if'y at best. Fit and finish between the two isnt even in the same relm. JMHO
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Old 03-04-2004, 05:51 PM
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Re: Remington Sendero Or Sako Hunter 75 ?????

Sako7 I decided to go Hunter 75 SS 300 WM for now and just build my own later for LR work. Building one from scratch seems to be the way to go if you want LR accuracy. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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Old 03-04-2004, 05:54 PM
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Re: Remington Sendero Or Sako Hunter 75 ?????

Nsniper...thats a nice rifle. I have one myself..sakofan......

The wood/blued is very pretty, but I went with the SS because its more practicle.

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Old 03-05-2004, 05:38 PM
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Sako7, My son bought the T3 lite Tikka in 300 WSM, so far it is a very nice little rifle. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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Old 03-06-2004, 12:39 AM
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Re: Remington Sendero Or Sako Hunter 75 ?????

Northern, I sure hope it works well for ya or else I will be eating crow LOL. I think you will be very pleased with it. I agree though I would like to have a really nice custom done and it would be a LR gun as well. It will definatly have a Sako action though, just to be different if anything. My next gun though will probably be a Tikka T3 lite in 270 WSM with a nice 3-9 on it for an easy packing Mtn rifle and to be my STW's backup.
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