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    Quote Originally Posted by Shanes215 View Post
    The rifle in my photo is a .222, I've lost a few animals with it due to poor shot placement because my finger was getting itchy
    Use my 223 a lot, have be patient and wait for a good shot, makes you a better Hunter in my opinion. Anyone can blast both shoulders out with a canon as soon as they see an animal
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shanes215 View Post
    The rifle in my photo is a .270, I've lost a few animals with it due to poor shot placement because my finger was getting itchy and because its a dumb caliber
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    Quote Originally Posted by 223nut View Post
    Use my 223 a lot, have be patient and wait for a good shot, makes you a better Hunter in my opinion. Anyone can blast both shoulders out with a canon as soon as they see an animal
    I thought if you shoot deer with a 223/222 it was mandatory to be a hard core head shooter?

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    You'll be happy to know I'm under strict instructions from the old man not to anywhere near a .270!
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    Haha wota legand!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frosty View Post
    I thought if you shoot deer with a 223/222 it was mandatory to be a hard core head shooter?
    No no not in the head, in the eye!

    Might spoil the eye fillets if you don't get it just right though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shanes215 View Post
    You'll be happy to know I'm under strict instructions from the old man not to anywhere near a .270!
    Keeping not being able to shoot in the family eh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shanes215 View Post
    I want to buy one rifle and be happy with it rather than buying one and deciding I don't like it and having to getting another.
    I read that some 85s had a problem ejecting, is that still a problem or is it sorted now?
    No one has answered this,
    sum of the long action, rifles the empty brass can hit the scope, and fall back into the action, This only seams to be a problem when you are soft/ slow pulling the action back.
    I have two long action sako 85's and had a 85 finlight 260, not a problem on the short action, I have encounted it a couple times, only at the range when trying to slowly retract action, to stop brass landing on the ground.
    I have close to a thousand rounds threw both my sako 85 long actions, 2506, 3006 and have never had a problem in the field, or in any shooting position other that sitting at a bench,
    They a good rifle, and hold there value well,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shanes215 View Post
    You'll be happy to know I'm under strict instructions from the old man not to anywhere near a .270!
    Wise man your father 270 is just so last century

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan_Songhurst View Post
    Keeping not being able to shoot in the family eh?
    Each to his own

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    Quote Originally Posted by southernman View Post
    No one has answered this,
    sum of the long action, rifles the empty brass can hit the scope, and fall back into the action, This only seams to be a problem when you are soft/ slow pulling the action back.
    I have two long action sako 85's and had a 85 finlight 260, not a problem on the short action, I have encounted it a couple times, only at the range when trying to slowly retract action, to stop brass landing on the ground.
    I have close to a thousand rounds threw both my sako 85 long actions, 2506, 3006 and have never had a problem in the field, or in any shooting position other that sitting at a bench,
    They a good rifle, and hold there value well,
    Sounds like I shouldn't worry about it but just be aware that it's been a problem in the past then if I get one

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    My finnlight is a short action (SM short mag action) and it has the same problem, if i pull back the bolt very slowly the brass doesnt quite jump out of the action, normal use its not a problem its just the ejector pulls on the case to angle it a bit more upwards than outwards, in a hunting situation (prone shot) I actually kind of like it, shot fired, then just slowly open the action and the case pops off the bolt face and is sitting there for me to collect rather than fishing around in the grass for it.

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    I wouldn't, but can understand your concern for a first rifle, there is tens of thousands of 85 model Sakos, in current use, around the world, most like them, if your worried, about the scope and brass, you can flip the scope, so windage adjustment is on top and side on the right, looks a bit goofie thought.
    Model 70 win, and the higher end rem M700 ie (BDL, or CDL) are very good options, for working rifles, Lots like there tikka's, I aren't a Fan, have had a dud,
    I would much rater a M70 as I like the featherweight stock, steel, no plastic, and a effen big claw extractor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frosty View Post
    No no no, I know for a fact that deer would much rather be shot with a Sako instead of a cheap ass wheat bix box gun such as a tikka. Annnd you'll shoot more coz they are more awesome. Don't listen to common sense, that's boring.If we all settled for mediocre we'd all have tikkas and drive round in Datsuns. Listen to your heart and be happy, much more happy and cooler.
    Datsuns ??? How friggin old are you
    Forgotmaboltagain+1

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    Obviously too old to know that Datsuns are cool now!
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