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I am just torn b/w the both of these rifles in 270WSM Stainless/Synthetic. I WILL get one very soon. Please tell me which one you prefer and WHY???
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Both guns are nice +1 finnlight quality....x bolt good ,don't think its the best there is?


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i guess it depends on if you wanna spend sako 85 money or not, the xbolt is a lot cheaper
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Another vote for the Sako 85 Finnlight. It's a very nice rifle, especially if your carrying it all day long.  Thunbs Up
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I'll take a Sako over the Browning, though pyro is correct you'll pay 1.5x more.
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i have no doubt that the browning will shoot just as well as the sako, i havent met a browning bolt that didnt shoot well. the sako is pretty nice, hard to get much better without going to a custom, like a cooper 52
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I like the Sako better, thinking about one for myself.  I just wish the Sako was available with a nice fiberglass stock instead of plastic, especially for the kind of money the 85 demands.

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I would go with the finlight.  Sako usually has better barrels than Browning.  Plus they gaurantee their accuracy.  Build quality should be close, and Sako's have smoother bolts.
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Just be aware that any kind of service through Beretta is absolutely horrible, this is with my own personal experience with my 92 plus the problems my friend is currently having with his new Tikka.  Their poor service has been discussed many times on the net as well.  Will this stop me from buying a Sako?  Definitely not, but its just something to keep in mind.

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beretta does sakos service? i did not know that, i always figured sako took care of there own stuff, and beretta just did the importing. learn something new every day
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They are a bit more even price here in Australia but i would still go for the X-Bolt, certainly nothing wrong with the Sako though,
which ever floats your boat more
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My vote on the Sako. Smooth bolt action. Excellent trigger and decent barrel.
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Thanks everyone. I would rather get the Finnlight, but I do not know if I want to spend the extra $300.
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I know everyone was for the Finnlight, but I could not find one under $1300. I did however find a X-bolt for under $800 so thats what I went with. I just couldn't justifing spending almost double. Can't wait for the Kahles AH 3x9x42 to be put on. I will post pics when I get it all set up.
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Originally posted by Stein3282 Stein3282 wrote:

I know everyone was for the Finnlight,

Not me!
Quote I will post pics when I get it all set up.

I hope that's a promise  Bucky


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I think you will be very happy with that rig, don't forget the photo's!
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Own both.  Great guns, great accuracy and performance. For the difference in price, which is 2X down where I live, I would go with the X-Bolt. The Sako is probably a little better but you could use the difference to buy a decent scope.
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Here are the pics that I promised.
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Nice looking rifle Stein!
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There was a day when my a-bolt was that clean looking!  Maybe time for a new one. . .
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Congrats on the new arrival.
Hope she is a shooter and you get a lot of enjoyment!
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Very Sharp!  Is the magazine on these new x-bolts metal or synthetic?
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That's just beautiful!  I just bought the same gun in  .270.  Bass Pro had to order it and they called today to say came in today!  

The magazine is synthetic and the design is a little different than the A bolt.
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I just realized how much you said you paid for yours!  Where did you find such a great price?  Bass Pro had the best price I could find at $899.  I guess it's ok anyway. Most of mine was paid for with gift cards and visa points.
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