New .300

wipartimer

AH veteran
Joined
Dec 12, 2014
Messages
226
Reaction score
464
Location
Omaha
Media
38
Hunting reports
Africa
4
USA/Canada
1
Hunted
South Africa,Zimbabwe, Canada USA
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.
IMG_20191110_162703.jpg
 

BnC 04

Gold supporter
AH elite
Joined
Jan 30, 2011
Messages
1,057
Reaction score
1,153
Location
Tennessee
Media
61
Hunting reports
Africa
2
USA/Canada
3
Member of
DSC, RMEF, DU, NWTF, NRA
Hunted
Canada/Europe/Africa/14 US States
One can never have too many 300's, just an excellent caliber. Great buy
 

wipartimer

AH veteran
Joined
Dec 12, 2014
Messages
226
Reaction score
464
Location
Omaha
Media
38
Hunting reports
Africa
4
USA/Canada
1
Hunted
South Africa,Zimbabwe, Canada USA
Thank you! Now to search for a proper scope...
 

cpr0312

AH ambassador
Joined
Jul 21, 2011
Messages
9,319
Reaction score
9,766
Location
North Carolina
Media
343
Articles
1
Hunting reports
Africa
6
USA/Canada
1
Australia/NZ
1
Member of
NRA Life Member
Hunted
US (All over), New Zealand, South Africa(Northern Cape, Northwest), Zimbabwe, Zambia
Congrats on the new addition!
 

BeeMaa

AH legend
Joined
Jun 11, 2017
Messages
2,262
Reaction score
3,172
Location
Eastern US
Media
82
Hunting reports
Africa
1
Member of
NRA Life Member, SCI
Hunted
Eastern US & RSA
Congratulations.
Is this an addition to your battery or do we need to be passing on congrats to @Just Gina?
 

Ridgewalker

Lifetime bronze benefactor
AH ambassador
Joined
Aug 8, 2016
Messages
6,205
Reaction score
6,998
Location
Colorado
Media
229
Hunting reports
Africa
3
USA/Canada
3
Hunted
South Africa: Limpopo, Northwest; USA: Ak, Mt, Wy, Co, Ne, Ks, Nv, NM, Tx
My Tikka Lite in 300 WM shoots excellent! Congratulations!
 

perttime

AH enthusiast
Joined
Jan 3, 2019
Messages
421
Reaction score
333
Media
1
Looks like a light weight model. Sako lists them at 3.1 kg / 6.8 lbs
 

Fastrig

Gold supporter
AH fanatic
Joined
Jun 15, 2019
Messages
773
Reaction score
989
Location
Hill Country, TX
Media
6
Member of
NRA Life Member
Hunted
CA, TX, MT, CO, NV, AK, NE, SD, FL
Congrats...love the 300 win mag
 

Wade J VanGinkel

AH enthusiast
Joined
Oct 17, 2019
Messages
378
Reaction score
544
Location
Colorado
Media
36
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
 

enysse

AH ambassador
Joined
Jan 20, 2009
Messages
11,668
Reaction score
4,107
Media
136
Hunting reports
Africa
8
USA/Canada
1
Member of
Northeast Wisconsin SCI chapter, Lifetime member of NRA,RMEF
Hunted
Namibia, South Africa (East Cape, Guateng and Limpopo)
A very practical hunting gun, love it!
 

flatwater bill

AH elite
Joined
Jun 16, 2013
Messages
1,657
Reaction score
2,271
Media
21
Hunting reports
Africa
4
Asia/M.East
1
Member of
NRA endowment member/Life member
Hunted
NAMIBIA, RSA, KYRYG, KAZAKSTAN, MOZAMBIQUE,MEXICO, BOLIVIA, PERU, BRAZIL, ARGENTINA, CANADA, NEW ZEALAND, AUSTRALIA, SPAIN,
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
 

CAustin

Bronze supporter
AH ambassador
Joined
May 7, 2013
Messages
14,146
Reaction score
11,185
Media
252
Hunting reports
Africa
7
Member of
Courtney Hunting Club, NRA Life Member, SCI Kansas City Chapter
Hunted
South Africa, KwaZulu Natal, Kalahari, Northwest, Limpopo, Gauteng, APNR Kruger Area. USA Georgia, South Carolina, Arkansas, New Mexico, North Carolina and Texas
Congrats on the new addition.
 

wipartimer

AH veteran
Joined
Dec 12, 2014
Messages
226
Reaction score
464
Location
Omaha
Media
38
Hunting reports
Africa
4
USA/Canada
1
Hunted
South Africa,Zimbabwe, Canada USA
Nice! Any chance to hunt with it this year?
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)
 

Shawn.54

AH fanatic
Joined
Jul 25, 2016
Messages
705
Reaction score
712
Location
USA western pa
Media
10
Member of
NRA
A .416 Rigby will work for deer hunting too...
.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
 

gesch

AH enthusiast
Joined
Apr 27, 2018
Messages
343
Reaction score
370
Location
Wisconsin
Media
36
Articles
2
Hunting reports
Africa
2
Member of
Sheboygan Rifle and Pistol Club NRA
Hunted
WI, WY, AL, TN, KY, Namibia (x2)
.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
How are you feeling Shawn? What a difference a year makes. Glad to read your input again. Thanks
 

Shawn.54

AH fanatic
Joined
Jul 25, 2016
Messages
705
Reaction score
712
Location
USA western pa
Media
10
Member of
NRA
How are you feeling Shawn? What a difference a year makes. Glad to read your input again. Thanks
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.
I’m now in the process of setting up testing for my lungs. It is very frustrating to not be able to preform tasks that a year and a half ago I done without Thinking.
Shawn
 
 

 

 

Latest posts

Latest profile posts

Enjoy the bush with Respect
20 day hunt in May 2022 with Zana Botes hard part now starting the wait
Better a fool on his own than a wise man at someone else's discretion
... F. Nietzsche
perry madl wrote on Ignatius of Antioch's profile.
Is your double still available?
I am interested in Safari Animal Paintings
 
Top