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    Recommend a rifle...

    What factory rifle would meet the following criteria:

    Extremely well made (fantastic workmanship, great trigger, crisp action...)
    Made by a company with great customer service/after sales support
    Very accurate
    Impervious to weather (i.e no need to get it cerakoted)
    Very durable
    Something you'd be happy owning for the rest of your life, and not feel tempted to ditch after a month of use.

    And nothing ridiculous like a Rigby or Westley Richards (although I do think they are amazing, and set the standard in workmanship).

    Intended use: Hunting - shots out to 600m max.
    Environment: Fiordland, Otago, Westcoast
    Weight: Don't care
    Budget: 5k max
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    Sako
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan_Songhurst View Post
    Sako
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    So many Sako sluts on this forum. The last 85 I had wasn't ejecting cases properly, and it seemed to be an issue with other people's 85's as well.

    As for Blaser- how does the finish hold up in wet environments? I've heard they don't. Can anyone shed some light on this @gimp

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    I wouldn't call a Sako Soft Touch stock "Very durable" as you only have to look at them and the coating wears off so you better go for a Carbonlight!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fireflite View Post
    I wouldn't call a Sako Soft Touch stock "Very durable" as you only have to look at them and the coating wears off so you better go for a Carbonlight!
    I hate the flimsy stocks on the 85 Finnlights, and I'm not keen on buying a rifle and changing the stock.

    Carbonlights seem overpriced.

    How are the Sauer 202's/404's?

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    Maybe a new mauser?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Russian 22. View Post
    Maybe a new mauser?

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    I had a nice Mauser 98 custom, but foolishly sold it. Was built amazingly well - in saying that, it wasn't particularly scope friendly.

    I've held factory Mauser M12's and they're rubbish in comparison. Actions are quite toy-like in comparison to 98 actions. The M03 might be okay. The factory made 98's are over 10k, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frodo View Post
    I had a nice Mauser 98 custom, but foolishly sold it. Was built amazingly well, however.

    I've held factory Mauser M12's and they're rubbish in comparison. The M03 might be okay. The factory made 98's are over 10k, though.
    Damn.

    I have a re barreled ww2 k 98 k. It's quite nice for a war time production. Was yours based on one of those or a newly built one?

    Well that's them out then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Russian 22. View Post
    Damn.

    I have a re barreled ww2 k 98 k. It's quite nice for a war time production. Was yours based on one of those or a newly built one?

    Well that's them out then.
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    That was the Mauser I had. Was nice for what it was...

    Sounds like you've got a cool rifle! Post some pics.
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    That's a nice bit of walnut. Lovely finish.



    308 win. She likes it rough as when I treat her good she acts tough to get. But when I cycle it with a bit of force she cooperates haha.
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    Cool rifle. 98 actions are nice and reliable. Something you can keep for years and choose to build on if the need arises.
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    Blasers will rust if you don't take care of them. Lovely action and balanced rifle though and accurate.

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    What about Shultz and Larsen? They look mint. Very glossy finish (doubt it'll rust easily), and they seem to be very well made and super accurate going by reviews...

 

 

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