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Hi everyone i was hopeing to get some input on a few rifles. I have not held either one but they both look beautiful. 1. Sako model 75 or the Kimber SuperAmarica i was thinking of 375 H&H mag although i dont think the Kimber is avalible in that cal. I am going to buy my first real nice rifle and would be greatful for any advice. Also if you know of a nicer gun feel free to let me know. I will also be toping it with a nice scope but i dont know what one yet any ideas? Thank you in advance
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Originally posted by crossbow1 crossbow1 wrote:

Hi everyone i was hopeing to get some input on a few rifles. I have not held either one but they both look beautiful. 1. Sako model 75 or the Kimber SuperAmarica i was thinking of 375 H&H mag although i dont think the Kimber is avalible in that cal. I am going to buy my first real nice rifle and would be greatful for any advice. Also if you know of a nicer gun feel free to let me know. I will also be toping it with a nice scope but i dont know what one yet any ideas? Thank you in advance

 

Nicer "non custom", out of the box hunting rifle than a Sako????

  Nooooo!

Buy with confidence....They are wonderful!!

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I had a Sako M75 Stainless/Synthetic with a stainless Zeiss Conquest scope and Leupold ring mounts.

PERFECT match.

I had more compliments on that rig than I could count. If that helps. 

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I don't think you'd go wrong with either one.  Spending that much money you ned to go somewhere and handle both of them.  The Kimbers, both the 84 and the 8400 are the best feeling rifles I know of; the stock dimensions are perfect for me and both are very light and handy.  I think the Sako probably has a slicker action. 

 

The 8400 is available in .338 Mag I think.  That would be quite a handful in a light rifle.

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Well i do have a Tikka t3 varmit ss in .223 and the action is like butter, I dont know if the Tikka has the same action as the Sako? 
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Tikka is a different action, but it is exceptionally smooth. 

Sako 75 is a three lug action.

However, the barrels on Tikka and Sako rifles are the same.

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I like the Sako's, but when I last looked the weight on the .375 was only seven pounds

 

 

With Fred Wells death, I'd try an Empire rifle as he spent time learning from Fred.   www.empirerifles.com 

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Originally posted by crossbow1 crossbow1 wrote:

Well i do have a Tikka t3 varmit ss in .223 and the action is like butter, I dont know if the Tikka has the same action as the Sako? 

 

Tikkas are OK rifles, but they ain't a Sako.

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Originally posted by mwyates mwyates wrote:

Spending that much money you ned to go somewhere and handle both of them. 

 

That's good advise right there.

See whichever one feels best.

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Originally posted by cheaptrick cheaptrick wrote:

Originally posted by crossbow1 crossbow1 wrote:

Well i do have a Tikka t3 varmit ss in .223 and the action is like butter, I dont know if the Tikka has the same action as the Sako? 

 

Tikkas are OK rifles, but they ain't a Sako.



Don't cost like a Sako either.  If you want accuracy without selling your kidney, Tikka is a pretty good way to go.

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Tikka is the Savage of Finland. Of the two rifles you are looking at, I would probably go with the Super America. I have not handled a centerfire Super America, but the 22lr is about as nice as they come without going custom or semi-custom (factory custom-shops) that I have ever had in my mitts, save a Cooper that is. The Kimber, to my knowledge, is not available yet in 375 H&H and even if they announce it tomorrow, you could die of old age before you see one. So it depends on what you are looking for. Good looks, get the Kimber. Nice looks and best accuracy, get the Sako 75. If you are really hellbent on a nice 375 H&H, you could look for something out of the Winchester Custom Shop on Gunbroker or Gunsamerica.com. The Model 70 in 375 H&H is a classic combo. Recommendation for a "nicer" gun? I don't want to melt the server here.

 

 

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Koshkin......Oh Dark Lord of Optics!!

Here's the low down on Sako vs.Tikka deal, my friend.

 

Guys that buy Tikkas, WISH they had a Sako....

I have seen this many, many times.

And heard...."But it's got a Sako barrel, Bud."  And the infamous "Their made in the same plant, Dude!!" 

 

Live the dream, get the Sako!!!

 

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I don't know about that.

I have a Tikka 695 in 280Rem.  Dead stock, shoots 1" or better at hundred yards with three or four factory loads I tried.  Shoots about half of that with handloads.

The cheap plastic stock is sized pretty well for me with a comfortable length of pull and a nice little palm swell.

The action is buttery smooth.  The barrel must be pretty smooth also since it accumulates copper fouling pretty slowly.

Somehow, that cured me of any interest I ever had in Sako.

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Originally posted by koshkin koshkin wrote:

I don't know about that.

I have a Tikka 695 in 280Rem.  Dead stock, shoots 1" or better at hundred yards with three or four factory loads I tried.  Shoots about half of that with handloads.

The cheap plastic stock is sized pretty well for me with a comfortable length of pull and a nice little palm swell.

The action is buttery smooth.  The barrel must be pretty smooth also since it accumulates copper fouling pretty slowly.

Somehow, that cured me of any interest I ever had in Sako.

ILya

 

Tikkas shoot VERY well.

A lot of rifle for the money, I agree.

 

My only real problem with the Tikkas, are the crappy plastic drop magazines.....

I told a Tikka factory rep to get them to reconsider that back at Tikkaland.... 

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Plastic magazine?  That must be the T3.  Are there a lot of complaints about them?

I have a 695 which has a steel single column magazine.

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Originally posted by koshkin koshkin wrote:

Plastic magazine?  That must be the T3.  Are there a lot of complaints about them?

I have a 695 which has a steel single column magazine.

ILya

 

Yeah, the T 3's.

I said "drop magazine", maybe should have said detachable magazine.

 

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Yep, detachable.  I've got a 3 round detachable mag and a 5 round one.

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Wow thank you for all the advice my main concern for this rifle is i want it to turn heads, i LOVE beautiful wood guns i could just sit and look at a nice one for hours on end. and of course i want it to be very accurate or what good would it be, if your gona talk the talk you better be able to walk the walk right.
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If you LOVE beautiful wood, maybe you should just wait for Cooper to make their repeater in centerfire. I have one of their 22lr's, a Custom Classic, and NO factory rifle even comes close to the fit, finish, style and accuracy of that rifle. It is similar in price to a Super America, but that's where the similarity ends. It is a show piece.
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Originally posted by Roy Finn Roy Finn wrote:

If you LOVE beautiful wood, maybe you should just wait for Cooper to make their repeater in centerfire. I have one of their 22lr's, a Custom Classic, and NO factory rifle even comes close to the fit, finish, style and accuracy of that rifle. It is similar in price to a Super America, but that's where the similarity ends. It is a show piece.

 

Yeah, those Coopers are nice!!

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I tryed to find some pics of the cooper but i cant, does anyone know where i could go to see some?
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cooperfirearms I believe. Eat your heart out brother. They are nicer in the hand than on the screen!!!!
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All i can say is i think i found a new favorite, Wow what a beautiful gun. I think i am going to have to scrap the idea of the 373 H&H mag. and go with the .308 in the Western Classic Now i think a very top of the line scope would be the only thing to put on a beauty like that.  $2875.00 MSRP so mabye $2300.00 but i dont care because im going to get that one. I bet it looks 10 times better in person. Maybe even get some custom stuff on itjust for startersInlayed swivels for sling
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Hey, did ya think I was BSin ya. I told you sooooooooooooo. And yes, they are even nicer in the hand. They are going to be releasing the repeater's later this year. I got first dibs on a 270. They are worth every penny, trust me on this one. Don't count on a big discount, because the waiting line is long with folks with deep pockets.
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Mybe i will wait intill they come out too, do you know what cal. are going to be comeing out in the repeater?
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