sako m995 30378 weatherby

Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by asa, Aug 20, 2007.

  1. asa

    asa Well-Known Member

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    I have a chance to purchase this gun from a friend. The gun is flawless . I am looking for opinions on this gun for accurancy out to 1000 yards. Also what is a fair price to offer. thanks
     

  2. specweldtom

    specweldtom Well-Known Member

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    asa; couldn't find the Sako 995 in my outdated Firearms Catalog, but they listed the Wby Accumark at $1250 new. The best real price info is probably online.
    What is the barrel contour, twist and length? Does the rifle group 1 moa or better? Some of the Accumarks won't.

    The cartridge is an excellent long range .30 cal., capable of good accuracy. I have one on a MK V action and chambered with a factory dimension reamer (lots of freebore) that has shot .435" with the fouling shot and .204" for the last 4 rounds at 100 yds.

    In my experience, the factory Sako rifles have been inconsistent on accuracy, but consistent on quality, and can be made to shoot.

    Good luck. Tom
     
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  3. asa

    asa Well-Known Member

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    30378

    thanks for your reply,I have decided to pass on this gun. I talked to a local gunsmith he said they were only made for 2 years hard to find parts and not a lot of aftermarket parts available.
     
  4. wildcat

    wildcat Well-Known Member

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    Good choice on passing on that rifle, I don't think you would have been happy. Have one built and you will be much better off.

    Wildcat
     
  5. rosario

    rosario New Member

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    I have this rifle in 7.82 warbird, had to have it glass bedded. Boy !!! does this gun shoot less than 3/8 in moa. Topped w/ leupold mk 4 6.5x20 tmr reticle . All I can say is wow. I am looking for another in 340 weatherby does anyon know where I can get one Ross
     
  6. pjracer

    pjracer Well-Known Member

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    if budget hunting then the 995 trg would be good. accumark would be better
     
  7. RockyMtnMT

    RockyMtnMT Official LRH Sponsor

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    I had the same rifle and was very happy with it. Had it re-barreled only because I wanted a longer barrel. If you don't want it, I may know someone who does.

    Steve