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I am looking to get a 300 mag. My choice will be between Weatherby or Sako which one will be the better rifles?
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Originally posted by hunter_prey hunter_prey wrote:

I am looking to get a 300 mag. My choice will be between Weatherby or Sako which one will be the better rifles?


Which do you want, a 300wm or 300 Weatherby? 

If it's a 300wm I'd get the Sako.


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sorry ,It would be the 300wm
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Originally posted by hunter_prey hunter_prey wrote:

sorry ,It would be the 300wm


No problem!!
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 It'd be NICE if you could handle and shoot a sample of each. I've handled some of the more popular rifles and some just didn't fit me right. Between the two your considering that's ALOT of money to lay out and then not be satisfied.
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Originally posted by 300S&W 300S&W wrote:

 It'd be NICE if you could handle and shoot a sample of each. I've handled some of the more popular rifles and some just didn't fit me right. Between the two your considering that's ALOT of money to lay out and then not be satisfied.


That's great advise!!
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I think both are fantastic rifles,  though the sako offers alittle more choices as far as finishes go.  I personally like the looks of the 75 over the new 85 model.  Both Weatherby and Sako hold their values and both are known for accuracy.  If its a 300 win/mag go Sako, but I love the 300wby. 
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I love the Sako 85 deluxe but the only problem is that it does not come in a 300 mag.
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If you want a Weatherby get one in a Weatherby cambering unless you get a Vanguard series. otherwise get the Sako..........IMO
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Originally posted by rifle looney rifle looney wrote:

If you want a Weatherby get one in a Weatherby cambering unless you get a Vanguard series. otherwise get the Sako..........IMO


Thunbs Up I don't think I would get a .300 Wby in anything but a Mark V. The .300 Win would go to the Sako.
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Based on a lot of the feedback we get here: Sako.  We hear alot of people wondering where their group went as the barrels of the Weatherby's heat up. Not as much of that with the Sako. YMMV and that is a good bit if powder going down the barrel. 
 
Plan "B" to me would be to have somebody fit a deluxe stock to the Sako.  If a nice stock is what you want.  That way it would be made to measure.
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It's to bad Sako quit making the deluxe with the high gloss stock they were every bit as pretty as a Weatherby?

PS. you all know it pronounced SOCKO right?   Wink


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    Guess we should ask ya h_p,have you've ever shot a .300 magnum of any sort?

    Yea I know,SOCKO.  Sounds kinda ~ though.

 
 
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I haven't had the problem of the impact wandering as the barrel heats up with any recent Weatherby rifle, with the minor exception of the Ultralightweight Mark V. My ULW .240, however, shoots 3 shots in tiny groups before starting to wander, which is plenty in hunting rifle.

I would also disagree on only buying Weatheby calibers in Mark V's. I have a couple of Vanguards, one a Sporter (walnut) in .257 Wby. and a Sub-MOA in .300 Wby. that both shoots great. And just about all the Vanguards I've shot have also been very accurate, no matter what the chambering.

That said, the Sakos are great rifles and very accurate. They tend to have better triggers out of the box than Weatherbys, but that has changed somewhat with the most recent Vanguard triggers.
 
Both are very fine rifles and I would base the decision on other features like weight rather than the brand.
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I only noted the caliber per model due to.... ..IT"S A WEATHERBY MAN! and also I believe resale is a bit better on the Mark- 5 especially in Weatherby chamberings dont get me wrong I love both and will soon own one in 257 be it a Vanguard or Mark-5.              Big Grin

I forgot if you look around you might find a gun called a GOLDEN BEAR it is a complete duplicate of a Sako made by Howa, back then it was called Dickson Howa and it will be a bit cheaper and very nice looking and I can attest it be be right on par with the ...SAKO... I own both!


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Originally posted by John Barsness John Barsness wrote:

I haven't had the problem of the impact wandering as the barrel heats up with any recent Weatherby rifle, with the minor exception of the Ultralightweight Mark V. My ULW .240, however, shoots 3 shots in tiny groups before starting to wander, which is plenty in hunting rifle.

I would also disagree on only buying Weatheby calibers in Mark V's. I have a couple of Vanguards, one a Sporter (walnut) in .257 Wby. and a Sub-MOA in .300 Wby. that both shoots great. And just about all the Vanguards I've shot have also been very accurate, no matter what the chambering.

That said, the Sakos are great rifles and very accurate. They tend to have better triggers out of the box than Weatherbys, but that has changed somewhat with the most recent Vanguard triggers.
 
Both are very fine rifles and I would base the decision on other features like weight rather than the brand.
 
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Point well taken! Someday I am going to own a genuine German Mark V in either .257 or .300 Weatherby.....
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I would do what a previous poster mentioned and shoulder each one.  Weatherby's do not fit me, so I'll probably never own one.  Either way, both are nice.  Just get the one that feels best when shouldered!
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At one time I think Sako rifles had that stupid integral locking system, if they still do, the choice would be easy for me, I’d buy the Weatherby.

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Good ideal, I will go to my sporting store and shoulder both rifles. I am looking to get one in a walnut stock, becuse I love a rifle with a nice walnut stockBig Smile 

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Good ideal, I will go to my sporting store and shoulder both rifles. I am looking to get one in a walnut stock 

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Hey John, you know if you sell me that 257 sporter you have, that will give you a good excuse to buy that German you want!  Wink
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I would get the Sako.  However, there are times when I think having a Weatherby rifle might be fun. 
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RL,

I'll keep that in mind. However, it's hard to sell a rifle that shoots 1-1/2" groups--at 300 yards! Also, it just keeps shooting them in the same place, which might be even more valuable....

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