I just traded into this rifle, I hunt with a Tikka and love it. What I was wondering is can anyone tell me about this gun? I have always wanted a Sako, but have never shot one. Any and all info would be helpful. What's the best bullet grain, brand to shoot from it? I don't reload so it would have to be factory ammo in a 270 caliber.
Can tell you a little bit about the 270 Win. In my experience excellent cartridge for deer sized animals. I have killed eleven whitetail bucks with mine, and all of them have been very clean kills, the one that has runned the farthest has been 20 or 30 yards. Shooting 130 grains bullets is really effective for short ranges, up to 300 yards. If you want to shoot long ranges, you might consider start reloading and using bullets with a higher BC, like bergers VLDs, in 140 or 150 grains. I have had good results also with the Hornadys SST 150 grains.
The last factory ammo that I used that I liked was Winchester Supreme E-tip in 130 grains, after that has all been handloaded.
I have only heard good coments on SAKO rifles!!!
Hope this helps. Good luck with yours.
I have a SAKO Finnbear (Hunter AV) in my rack.
Iv'e had it for 20 years and shot dozens of Red Deer, Chamios,and
Thar with it and all one shot kills bar one.
It's fitted with a 2.5-8X Leupold and will shoot .7- 1 MOA all day with
56gns of IMR 4350 and a 150gn Sierra spitzer boattail seated on the lands
with NORMA brass.
All of the above animals were shot with this load at ranges from 20-400yds.
I own a sako 270, best gun I ever owned. If you want to reload for it I would suggest 40 grains of IMR 3031, and a 160 grain Nosler Partition bullet. That makes for a great deer and boar cartridge, and trust me it will knock them down likity split. Hope this helps...