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Old 06-07-2013, 03:59 PM
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Sako A7 long range?

So i was at cabelas today and was looking at the sako a7 long range which has a B&C stock and a 26" heavy fluted barrel. I am almost positive this is a cabelas exclusive rifle because sako doesnt list the rifle on there website. They had them in a 7mag and 300 win mag and i believe they where around $1100. Does anybody have any experience with this rifle?
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Old 06-07-2013, 04:36 PM
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Re: Sako A7 long range?

No but it sounds awesome
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Old 06-07-2013, 05:54 PM
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Re: Sako A7 long range?

It was pretty damn awesome! They also had a sako A7 varmint that also had a B&C stock and a heavy fluted barrel in a 243 that was around $900-$1000
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Re: Sako A7 long range?

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It was pretty damn awesome! They also had a sako A7 varmint that also had a B&C stock and a heavy fluted barrel in a 243 that was around $900-$1000
motown: at what Cabela's did you see that .243? Please tell me it's the one between Detroit and Toledo; that's within driving distance from me. Been looking for that very rifle, but the counter guy at my local store didn't even want to try checking their other stores. He did have one of the varmint style in .25-06, but I want one in .243. What color was the stock, btw? Any info appreciated.
These A7 Cabela's Specials seem to be blued versions of the Tecomate (which only comes in .300 and .270 WSM.)
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Old 06-07-2013, 10:08 PM
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Re: Sako A7 long range?

They are Cabeals exclusives , I bought the long range hunter in .25-06 and put a Zeiss 3-12x56 on it and shot it today. At first I am not super impressed. Granted it is a new gun and I need to work up a load for it, but I put two boxes of HSM 115 grain VLDS and at best I could get a 1.5-2 inch group. They say it will be 1 in out of the box but so far that’s not true. This is the first non 700 rifle I have bought but I won’t give up on it. Also Sako states that it has a 3 lb trigger out of the box, but mine was at 5. I will fill yall in as I shoot it some more.
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Re: Sako A7 long range?

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motown: at what Cabela's did you see that .243? Please tell me it's the one between Detroit and Toledo; that's within driving distance from me. Been looking for that very rifle, but the counter guy at my local store didn't even want to try checking their other stores. He did have one of the varmint style in .25-06, but I want one in .243. What color was the stock, btw? Any info appreciated.
These A7 Cabela's Specials seem to be blued versions of the Tecomate (which only comes in .300 and .270 WSM.)
Sorry lew it was the cabelas in pennsylvania. I am almost certain the 243 had a tanish color stock. I am not 100% on the color though cause i was busy drooling over the long range model.
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Re: Sako A7 long range?

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They are Cabeals exclusives , I bought the long range hunter in .25-06 and put a Zeiss 3-12x56 on it and shot it today. At first I am not super impressed. Granted it is a new gun and I need to work up a load for it, but I put two boxes of HSM 115 grain VLDS and at best I could get a 1.5-2 inch group. They say it will be 1 in out of the box but so far that’s not true. This is the first non 700 rifle I have bought but I won’t give up on it. Also Sako states that it has a 3 lb trigger out of the box, but mine was at 5. I will fill yall in as I shoot it some more.
Tikka and sako have slow twist rates typically. Your 25-06 is probably too slow to stabilize the 115
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