New .300

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  1. wipartimer

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    On our last safari with @KMG, I used the Winchester mod 70 I bought from Walmart over 20 years ago with the intent, at the time, of a moose hunt. That moose hunt hasn't happened yet, but someday. Although this was this was the rifle's second safari, and it shoots and functions perfectly, I found my Tikka had spoiled me a little, so kicked around upgrading a little. @Just Gina and I took a weekend trip to Tulsa to browse around Wanamachers gun show in case we found a buffalo rifle for her. Four tables in we found a Sako in .300 win mag. that followed us out to the truck.
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    One can never have too many 300's, just an excellent caliber. Great buy
     
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  3. wipartimer

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    Thank you! Now to search for a proper scope...
     

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    Congrats on the new addition!
     

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    Congratulations.
    Is this an addition to your battery or do we need to be passing on congrats to @Just Gina?
     

  6. wipartimer

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    She does seem to like it, alot...
     
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    My Tikka Lite in 300 WM shoots excellent! Congratulations!
     

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    Looks like a light weight model. Sako lists them at 3.1 kg / 6.8 lbs
     

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    Congrats...love the 300 win mag
     

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    Great rifle!
    My first .300 and first center fire sako I picked up at a used cabelas gun rack 2 years ago. I feel I nearly stole it. 950 for an AV with 2 stocks. A McMillan and a laminate. Plus a muzzle brake added and good recoil pad. With a leupold scope. Appeared nearly unfired.
    My favorite hunting rifle now
     
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    A very practical hunting gun, love it!
     

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    Congrats.........that is the make, model and caliber I use for most hunting....I didn't want a Sako, didn't want synthetic, and sure didn't want a 300 Win.....but got a great deal and bought it......turned out to be the most useful and durable rifle ever for me.....great choice.....FWB
     
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    Congrats on the new addition.
     

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    Nice! Any chance to hunt with it this year?
     

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    Thanks! But not this year. I need to pick a scope and sling ,and see how she shoots. This year's hunting will be limited to opening weekend for deer in Wisconsin ( my Tikka .308). And then elephant in February ,( with Fluffy- my .416 Rigby)
     
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    A .416 Rigby will work for deer hunting too...
     
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    .416 Rigby would make exultant deer medicine plus gives extra trigger time on something besides paper. My deer rifle is a 375 Ruger for open field and 404 Jeffery for the thick stuff. I have even hunted groundhog with the 375.
    Shawn
     
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    How are you feeling Shawn? What a difference a year makes. Glad to read your input again. Thanks
     

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    In June and July I felt great in August things started going down hill noticed shortness of breath even when sitting in a chair a trip to Cleaveland for a heart cath and a few other tests shows nothing out of wack with my heart.
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