Sako Kodiak 375 H&H?

Viti

AH member
Joined
Feb 9, 2013
Messages
31
Reaction score
27
G'day,

Has anyone had any experience with the Sako Kodiak in 375H&H? I am very keen on this rifle, love the Sakos, love the looks of this rifle, but my main concern is the shortish barrel at 21.25".

There is also the 85 Laminate version that comes in 375 with a 24" barrel, but it doesn't have the same appeal to me as the Kodiak and I do not think you can get it with open sights.


Thanks, Nick.
 

DOC-404

AH elite
Joined
Jan 25, 2011
Messages
1,243
Reaction score
295
Media
57
Hunting reports
Africa
1
..:welcome:..to AH, Nick. I take it you're from upside-down land..? A hunting buddy of mine has the Kodiak and I think it's a damn fine rifle. The Sako at 3.6 kg is a little light for me, that's why I prefer my CZ. I do still find it well balanced and a pleasure to shoot, though. The shorter barrel is no problem at all, in fact, you'll find it easier to carry in the bush. Go for it..!
 

greyfox

AH fanatic
Joined
Sep 24, 2012
Messages
556
Reaction score
449
Hunting reports
Africa
1
I have an older SAKO AV, mine has a 20"barrel, had it cut when I was in Alaska for getting through brush. I love it,
 

Viti

AH member
Joined
Feb 9, 2013
Messages
31
Reaction score
27
Thanks for the reply's and the welcome guys. Yeah its looking pretty good at the moment, just not very many reviews around. When I finally get all the $$ together, I want to be sure I get it right.

Cheers, Nick.
 

GWH

AH member
Joined
Mar 13, 2009
Messages
33
Reaction score
2
Hunting reports
Africa
1
Member of
Waiouru Rod and Gun club
They are really good rifles Nick, I took mine to Africa. Sent you a PM too, having just bought a double, mine is for sale. Cheers
 

Buff-Buster

Gold supporter
AH elite
Joined
Aug 3, 2011
Messages
1,810
Reaction score
1,317
Location
Hempstead, Texas
Website
www.mashambanzousafaris.com
Media
90
Articles
1
Hunting reports
Africa
2
Member of
Houston Safari Club, Gulf Coast SCI, SCI International. Rowland Ward, NRA, RMEF, North American Hunting Club - Life Member, Texas Trophy Hunters
Hunted
Mozambique, South Africa, (Kwa-Zulu Natal, Free State & East Cape), Zimbabwe (Charisa & West Nicholson), U.S.(Texas, New Mexico, LA, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Wyoming & Montana), Canada (Alberta & Saskatchewan) & Argentina (Cordoba)
They are really good rifles Nick, I took mine to Africa. Sent you a PM too, having just bought a double, mine is for sale. Cheers

Hey GWH, post some details, pictures and a price for that Sako!
 

beretta shooter

New member
Joined
Feb 10, 2011
Messages
5
Reaction score
0
Viti, a little late here. I have a Kodiak that I took on safari in South Africa last September. I took six animals total, 5 with the .375. I shot an impala on the first day with a .30-06 and carried the Sako the remainder of my time there. I found it to be a very fine rifle and would certainly rely on it again. Barrel length was not an issue. Hope this helps!
 

Viti

AH member
Joined
Feb 9, 2013
Messages
31
Reaction score
27
Thanks for the reply.

I did end up buying GWH's kodiak off him, turns out he lives 10 minutes down the road (small world). I have to say I am very happy with it, I have only shot it at the range twice, but it is a very fun gun to shoot with the different weight projectiles and appears to be quite accurate.

I actually took it out on a full days walking hunt in the hills yesterday, its certainly heavier than my 308, but was still easy and comfortable to carry. I was looking for a pig to test it on, but alas all I saw were plenty of deer, still a great day out and a good carry test of the Kodaik.
 

Ernie Shipman

AH veteran
Joined
Nov 22, 2015
Messages
175
Reaction score
144
Location
New Hampshire
Media
1
Member of
The Church Universal & The Kingdom of Heaven
Hunted
South Africa
I love mine! I reload & load it down just a tad. I plan on taking it to SA next year or 2019 for a buff/sable hunt... I plan on 200 yards or less for shooting ("a man's gotta know his limitations..."). With a Trijicon 1-6 I feel very comfy with it.
 

Forum statistics

Threads
36,717
Messages
695,977
Members
64,525
Latest member
LuciaEhg41
 

 

 

Latest profile posts

Rifle57 wrote on Rimshot's profile.
I bought some bullets from Rimshot and he is good to trade with!
Greetings all! I've been a hunter for 50 years, but only now planning a trip to Africa. I was fortunate and successfully bid on a couple hunts for plains game in SA later this year and next. Also a rare Native Texas (5th generation) and USMC Vet. Hunt safe y'all!
uujm wrote on trg's profile.
I am looking for a Safari Express. Was yours made in New Haven or South Carolina? Any other details you can give me? I am very motivated to buy.
pimes wrote on flatwater bill's profile.
Hello Bill - can you tell me that landowner/ranch/outfitter - Thank you!
Pete0905 wrote on damundsen87's profile.
Hello
Is the Khales 1-6 still for sale?
Thanks
Josh
 
Top