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Jun 4th, 2016 at 3:17am
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I'm looking at upgrading my trusty .270 Howa that has served my well over the years to something a little more refined. There's a 75 sako stainless/synthetic that is looking tempting at the moment.Searching for reviews and forum posts gives overwhelmingly positive feedback on these rifles.

The only negatives I could find were a few complaints about it's weight (doesn't really seem that heavy looking at the specs - no real concern to me) and a few issues with the magazine catch latch releasing unintended. 

Any feedback from users on here in that have owned 75's?
  
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Reply #1 - Jun 4th, 2016 at 4:50am
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WE run a 75 Finnlight in 243. Awesome stock. McMillan says it is the best designed ever. No problems us. Optilocks. Pachmayr slip on as well to protect butt.We climb out of gorges with it.
  
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Reply #2 - Jun 4th, 2016 at 6:10am
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Mine has been/is a fantastic rifle. Try and get your hands on one and see what you think might be best bet. The stock really is quite something.

Trigger can be lightened easily to a nice and reasonable weight. Very crisp. Limbsaver make a replacement pad which can be a good upgrade.
  

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Reply #3 - Jun 4th, 2016 at 6:23am
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Wish I had never sold mine  Cry
  

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Reply #4 - Jun 4th, 2016 at 6:47am
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Beautiful rifles, by far the best synthetic stock available
  
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Re: sako 75
Reply #5 - Jun 4th, 2016 at 7:47am
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Upgrade your HOWA?

There's a 75 on TM now in 270 which may be the one your referring to.

As I've used in the Sakos the 75's I can only make comments about the 75.

Really nice handling guns  and worth their weight in gold, very nice but out of my $ bracket lucky for those who can afford one!
  

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Reply #6 - Jun 4th, 2016 at 8:26am
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The Howa's been a fine rifle. The action is a bit agricultural and heavy but there's never been a question about it's reliability or accuracy. Also, It was the first centrefire I ever owned and it was a do-all rifle, and I foolishly lopped a fair bit off the barrel with the view it would be better in the thick stuff. The .270 now will be something to shoot at longer ranges and the shorter barrell in the howa now loses too much speed.

Nah, I'm in Aus. I'll have a look at the one on trade me though, it will be interesting to see what they go far over there.
  
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Reply #7 - Jun 4th, 2016 at 10:16pm
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The Sako 75 would be the best rifle I have owned so far, it is a bit heavy but handles so well and have pulled off some awesome free hand shots and quick to top load after the mag runs out and the bolt is easy to strip down and clean. I have given this rifle more shit than any other. My 75 is a 270win and once the barrels done I will rebarrel it to a 16" .284win to make it lighter and still have the reach to hit way out there. If I was to sell it I wound buy another Sako.
  
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Reply #8 - Jun 4th, 2016 at 11:24pm
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My two 75s.

.270 Finnlight





.223 Stainless laminate



  

Welcome to Sako club.
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Reply #9 - Jun 5th, 2016 at 11:14pm
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Nak wrote on Jun 4th, 2016 at 8:26am:
The Howa's been a fine rifle. The action is a bit agricultural and heavy but there's never been a question about it's reliability or accuracy. Also, It was the first centrefire I ever owned and it was a do-all rifle, and I foolishly lopped a fair bit off the barrel with the view it would be better in the thick stuff. The .270 now will be something to shoot at longer ranges and the shorter barrell in the howa now loses too much speed.

Nah, I'm in Aus. I'll have a look at the one on trade me though, it will be interesting to see what they go far over there.


Well lucky for you then!

For the money the one in question was only $1500 which would translate to a rather good AUD pricing!
Just watch the auctions and you can pick a pearla up as they are known to pop up!


The SAKOS are bloody nice, the only one I don't like is the A7 and that is because in all Honesty it's Berettas way of saying; oh sh!t our budget rifle(tikka)shoots just aswell as the 85...... Let's make something in the middle but a SAKO.....
  

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Reply #10 - Jun 6th, 2016 at 7:03pm
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I've got a medium 75 action barrelled in 7 08. Was 243 finnlight but shot that barrel out. As mentioned earlier the action is heavier than some but the mag holds 5 rounds and it feeds like a dream. Mine gets used and abused and holds zero. Tried lighter rifles like Kimber but no thanks. I find the real light ones hard to shoot off hand. The old sako - no worries....
  
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Reply #11 - Jun 7th, 2016 at 8:54pm
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I Love Sako model 75's. I own a 7mm Rem mag and a 6.5 Swede. I also own a 6.5 Swede Finnlight in 6.5 model 85

The 75 is 400 gram on the heavy side but with your calibre of choice a .270 thats a bonus. I have given my 75's nothing but hard use and in return they give me accuracy all the time every time. Bought a spare magazine for the 7mm in case it fell out and still have it sitting around somewhere never lost a mag yet.

Keep in mind that little bit of extra weight is less recoil.  It is half a bottle of water or a couple of OSM's in return you get reduced recoil and the ability to spot your shots through the scope. A heavier rifle is more forgiving when forced to set up for longer shots in rough terrain you want to use that .270s flat round Wink
  

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Reply #12 - Jun 9th, 2016 at 8:15pm
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I've used a Sako 75 stainless synthetic in 6.5x55 as my main deer rifle for 10 years, surperb rifles.
  
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Reply #13 - Jun 9th, 2016 at 9:18pm
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Owned one as my main rifle since they first came in to NZ.
.308 of coarse. Awesum weapons.
Heres a possum checking out the 75.

  

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Reply #14 - Jun 9th, 2016 at 9:34pm
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.threeoeight wrote on Jun 9th, 2016 at 9:18pm:
Owned one as my main rifle since they first came in to NZ.
.308 of coarse. Awesum weapons.
Heres a possum checking out the 75.


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