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Sako A7 long range?

 
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Old 10-06-2013, 06:43 PM
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Re: Sako A7 long range?

Curious if there are any other reviews on this rifle? I stopped by a local Cabelas and fondled one for a little while. Seems like a good looking, smooth working rifle. I just want to hear a few more reviews of people who have used them in the field before I buy one for myself.
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Old 10-07-2013, 07:17 PM
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Re: Sako A7 long range?

I was torn between the long action A7 in .25-06 and the short action Varmint model in .243. Bought the latter (after some hassle due to Cabela's stores' sales staff not knowing the official policy of shipping between stores, but that's another story). At any rate, after over 2 weeks and no back ordered scope rings here yet, needless to say I've only fondled it, so not much help. Did see something in the manual about a single set trigger on the A7s, but don't think this one has it (or I just haven't figured it out yet. ) They do come with a 1 moa guarantee, for what that's worth...
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Old 10-07-2013, 08:19 PM
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Re: Sako A7 long range?

For the 300 Win Mag, the short magazine puts the Berger 185 Classic Hunter at .225 off the lands. Using H-1000, 78.0 gr., I get a node that shoots 3 shots, 1/3". I get best results right at 2900 fps. Once I get up around 2930 fps and above, the groups start opening up. I'll drop down a tenth and set the bullet back a smidgen more to see if I can keep the occasional spike down.

After hunting season, I'll mess around with the 178 A-max. I like this rifle. Find the sweet spot and you got a shooter.
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Old 12-16-2013, 03:03 PM
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Re: Sako A7 long range?

Couldn't help but notice they were marked down to $1099 on sale right now. And I do have a current vacancy in my safe right now for a quarter-bore ......
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Old 02-02-2014, 11:52 AM
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Re: Sako A7 long range?

Any more information on the A7 LRH?

For the guys who own both:
How does the A7 compare with the Sendero? If you had to pick one, which would you keep?
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Old 02-02-2014, 09:12 PM
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Re: Sako A7 long range?

I'm still a little surprised at the lack of reviews on this gun. Maybe it's a sign?
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Old 02-02-2014, 09:38 PM
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Re: Sako A7 long range?

What I'm trying to figure out is whether the lack of reviews is because of the exclusivity of the product being available only through Cabelas or if they're just not that great...
Sako is supposedly excellent quality.
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