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    Sako Finnlight II

    I know there's a thread about this somewhere but couldn't find it so here goes

    I'm in the market for a new alrounder & now that these have been out a while, interested in peoples thoughts & experiences with em ? cheers
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    I have one in Creedmoor love the rifle not that light about 3.7 kg with VX5 and dpt shoot real well I find I don't need the adjustable cheek thing with low mounts.
    Shoots really well

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philipo View Post
    I know there's a thread about this somewhere but couldn't find it so here goes

    I'm in the market for a new alrounder & now that these have been out a while, interested in peoples thoughts & experiences with em ? cheers
    If you can afford one of these you're about a red pubic hair away from owning a Carbonlight. I'd take that next step... loving mine!
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    Duley liked it in the review he did in 300wsm.

    Would make an excellent all rounder in my opinion.

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    I have a Finnlight II in .308 and it's very ammo fussy and not that light. I would opt for a Carbonlight over a Finn II.

    https://www.nzhuntingandshooting.co....ight-ii-39702/
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    Saw one today for the first time today and i thought it was quite heavy for a so called light weight . I tend to agree with planenutz for the price go the whole hog and buy a carbon light ,they at least feel light .

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    Sako Carbon light in 6.5x55 would be what I would get if I was in the market for an all rounder.I put 50 shots through one and was very impressed.
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    If I had the extra$ I would have gone carbon light over fin 2 but still another$1000.
    Maybe a standard Finlight and add a high-tech stock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 25 /08 IMP View Post
    I have one in Creedmoor love the rifle not that light about 3.7 kg with VX5 and dpt shoot real well I find I don't need the adjustable cheek thing with low mounts.
    Shoots really well.
    The stainless baffle in the DPT adds a fair bit of weight and isn't really necessary with a bolt action's slow rate of fire. Have a friend who had one on his DPT in a Sako A7 .308 and after taking it off and just going with the remaining baffles the rifle balanced and pointed a lot better. Still very good noise reduction.
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    Thanks I might do that

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    Id spend the extra and go carbonlight if I was in the market for another one as well.
    I usually run 1 baffle less with a dpt and dont notice any difference with noise myself


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    I just weighed my fin 2 and it's just on 4kg with VX5 and DPT so I think sako published weights are a bit out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wayno View Post
    Saw one today for the first time today and i thought it was quite heavy for a so called light weight . I tend to agree with planenutz for the price go the whole hog and buy a carbon light ,they at least feel light .
    Quote Originally Posted by 25 /08 IMP View Post
    I just weighed my fin 2 and it's just on 4kg with VX5 and DPT so I think sako published weights are a bit out.

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    Yeah cheers for the replies guys, two things I wondered about have been answered thanks to 25 / 08, I like the idea of an adjustable check piece, but probably not needed when using a 25-30mm tube realistic sized hunting scope & Re - the weight, fuks me off when they tweak the "real world" weights of things.

    I was initially looking at a Strasser, very cool rifle but the latest price has blowin out & they're quite heavy ( seems Europeans think anything under 7.5lb is light weight lol ) so still on the fence, but thinking a Carbolite sounds like the go
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    I have a carbonlight in 22-250 with vx5 and hardy Ti suppressor. All up just a bit under 3.6kg. Thats without a sling though
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    Hi philipo, the money for the horse magazines hasn’t cleared yet, please get back to me
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