Originally Posted by FEENIX
I hunt with a heavy rifle along with a day pack with all the things I need (and then some ... just in case) in the Big Sky Country wilderness.
Elk hunting esp. CO is no cake walk. Please don't take this the wrong way, get into better physical condition instead and you won't have to worry about a pound to two difference in weight between the two rifles. In the end , your better off anyways.
Just my 2-pence for your thoughts.
FEENIX, if you saw me, you wouldn't say that.
I'm a guy that is in the gym 4 days a week hitting the free weights and mountain bike twice a week every weekend the weather is nice so being in shape isn't my problem.
The other reason for the interest in the Sako aside from the weight is the removable magazine.
We quad in to a point where you walk the rest of the way in and you have to have your gun unloaded on the quads in CO and its a real hassle if you see something while driving where if you needed to get a quick shot out there having to manually load through the bolt on the Remington; and then of course having to unload it manually as well when you leave. A drop mag would be quicker and nicer.
I'm sure I could make due with what I had but there are some good deals out there right now on guns due to the economy and I'm looking for something new as well.