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    I recall the old saying when it was `raining Datsun cogs `
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    Bet you Im just about half ur age.

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    Dude, grab a .223 and get some of the OSA 55gr game king loads.... you'll be able to use that a whole lot with low cost and learn good habits.
    Spend a bit on your scope and learn to read the wind.... turkeys and rabbits are good targets to start with especially at range as you'll need to get it right past 200.
    Howa, Tikka and CZ would be my choice in .223

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    Dude, grab a .223 and get some of the OSA 55gr game king loads.... you'll be able to use that a whole lot with low cost and learn good habits.
    Spend a bit on your scope and learn to read the wind.... turkeys and rabbits are good targets to start with especially at range as you'll need to get it right past 200.
    Howa, Tikka and CZ would be my choice in .223

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    The beauty of starting a thread with this title is the everybody feels qualified to give advice !

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    EVERYBODY is when you ask that question!!

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    9 pages of crap.

    You already know what you want.

    Go buy that new carbonlight in 308.

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    308Win One chambering to rule them all.

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    haha wota tossa

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bagheera View Post
    The beauty of starting a thread with this title is the everybody feels qualified to give advice !
    Well I could get my wife to chip in with her opinion too since wives know everything!!!
    All those with dogs waiting no longer fear death. Those with many dogs waiting even welcome it in it's time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikee View Post
    Well I could get my wife to chip in with her opinion too since wives know everything!!!
    Mine would most probably suggest anything as long as its pink or some other girly pastel colour

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    Quote Originally Posted by jakewire View Post
    You could put your kahles on this
    Rifles : Zastava Sporting, M85
    Keep saving in the mean time for your Sako, you will only lose 300 when the time comes and have more than that in hunting experience
    Don't give the sako dream away, just manage it.
    I have a synthetic stocked M70 (Mauser 98 action) Zastava in 270 or 308 here for $900 new if that floats your boat.......though there are a few Howa's here for similar prices.

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    If you are set on a Sako you won't be happy until you get one and get it out of your system, I have had 3 of them when I have sold one it was not long before I wanted another the 75 has the best shaped stock
    of any off the shelf hunting rifle I have shot a couple of 85's the standard stock is not that great but the Bavarian is one of the best, ejection is not a problem it depends on the speed the bolt is operated if you snap it back
    fast it will throw the case quite a distance go slow and it will drop inside the action, get the one piece Optiloc rings to mount your scope and you will have a great hunting package with that Khales scope, I've had a .308 a 65x55
    and a 7mm08 all shot better than I can hold, still have the 7mm08 not going to sell it.

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    I prefer the 85 stock shape.

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    308Win One chambering to rule them all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shooternz View Post
    If you are set on a Sako you won't be happy until you get one
    On the flipside, if you haven't handled/used a Sako and a few other options you won't know if a Sako is actually what you want or not, and being set on a certain brand without having tried it or its competition is just being a sucker for marketing.

    I'm not suggesting they aren't good, but personal fit and feel is a big factor in rifle choice (if the OP has used a few rifles to know what he likes then all good).

    To use a car analogy - would you buy an Audi because a salesman told you its nice, without having driven or even sat in one yourself? or trying the Subaru on its left and the BMW on its right for a comparison?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frosty View Post
    Bet you Im just about half ur age.
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