I have purchased a sako L61R in 7mm mag. It seems heavy, but very stable. Is this a pretty good platform for a long range gun? I have a friend who 'loads' his own and has said we can reach out to 500 yds and maybe a little farther. I have purchased a Kahles Helia CL 3X10X50 (wanted a 42mm, but was sold out) with the multizero feature and am looking forward to 'getting to know' this setup. Any thoughts?
Although I'm not familiar with your rifle or scope, I can say this. "Everybody has to start somewhere". Get your stuff put together and go shoot. A 7 mag isn't going to have any problems at that range.
"I may be dumb, but I'm not stupid." - Terry Bradshaw
sako has good trigger ( adjustable too ); good barrel ; good action. you have a great scope. load some good ammo and go shoot. the 7mm will shoot a long ways. my son-in law won the 1000 yard match here with 7mm mmag ( laredo)and had never shot a gun before.
You've got a great sart there. Though if you're like anyone else here you'll end up building a dedicated rig after a while. But that 7 mag should serve you nicely, particularly if it's a good shooter, which most of those Sakos I've seen tend to be.