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    Need some suggestions fella on a special gift/family heirloom firearm...what would yo

    So I have been asked to find a nice firearm for a mate for a special gift. Something he can have forever, obviously use, and pass down to kids.

    Could be a shotgun or rifle. Has to be new, and easily obtainable here in NZ, at short notice. Budget is up to $7k.

    I was thinking maybe a Sako Bavarian in .222 or 6.5x55 topped with a Swarovski scope. Something he can take on afternoon hunts. Soft shooting for kids ... when he finally has some

    I did think Blaser, but then he’d have to buy optics to match - the rifle would soak up most of that budget.

    The other thought was a nice under and over, he does like bird shooting , doesn’t do a hell of a lot of it, but has mentioned in occasion he’d like an under and over.

    Thoughts and suggestions guys??


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    Can’t go wrong with the Sako, maybe 223 with a can on it for the kids to use?
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    I think your bang on with the sako bavarian idea Josh in any caliber
    I nicer gun to hand down to his kids would be hard to find.

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    Yeah I was thinking .223 as well. Really only thought the .222 for a bit of history’s sake, deer culling days and what not.

    6.5x55 would be pretty sweet though?

    Swaro? Zeiss? Other??


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    I reckon your on it, could get some burnt art/carving added if wanting to personalise further. Some of the art from the burner guys is very inpressive
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    Include a decent gun bag/case in the budget I suggest
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    6.5 Swede would be better all round calibre and fits nicely with Euro heritage of Sako, or may be a Sauer as another option.
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    A timber stocked Sauer 404 in 6.5x55. They're a beautifully made rifle.
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    Why not a custom rifle. I'm sure Greg could rustle up a nice walnut stock and a good barrel and action.

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    beretta U/O EELL in 20ga
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    Theres a couple of weatherby's in interesting calibers floating around

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    I have a Sako Deluxe in 6.5x55 it is a beautiful rifle, stock is amazing, they run about 4.5K.
    something like that [Bavarian if that takes your fancy more] topped with a Euro scope would be the ticket alright

    Or this if you wanted to go the field gun way with whatever extras you chose to go with it. Leather case etc
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    Should run 5-6K
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    There was a guy advertising on Trademe a couple of weeks back that did firearm engraving. Something engraved on the floorplate would be pretty cool.
    I can't see his ad anymore, but you might find someone else to do it.

    This guy here might be worth getting in touch with

    http://www.engravingarts.co.nz/firearms.htm
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    Schultz and Larsen Victory. Various calibres, wood grade and engraving options , interchangeable barrels, bolts and mags for multiple calibre options and interchanges. S&L integral bases. S&L rings in 1" and 30mm options. S&L accuracy and quality of finish is legendary worldwide. Get hold of CR Pain LTD Auckland. They also market Schmit and Bender scopes, lyman, ballistol and other v good accessories.
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