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Discussion in 'New members, please introduce yourselves here!' started by Sako2506, Dec 28, 2020.

  1. Sako2506

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    Hi all I'm a new member thank you for having me. I just bought a sako 75 hunter in 25 06 can't wait to get it up and running

     

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    My first sako was a 75 hunter 25-06. Bought it new in 1999. I've accumulated several great Sako hunting rifles since then, but always find myself reaching for that rifle come deer season. Hope you enjoy yours as much as I have. I'm not a re-loader but have found that mine responds best to 117gr federal premiums. Good luck and welcome to the forum
     
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    Thank you dustinga .
    I had the rifle out and zeroed in its very accurate with 117grain federal 1/2moa could not believe it. Didn't like 120grain 1"1/4 group.
     
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    I experienced the exact same thing. The 120s just didn't perform as well. I let my gunsmith play around with some handloads and he was one holing three shots at 100yds with a 115gr Barnes hollow point. I took a couple nice whitetail bucks with that load, but never got a pass through. Got nervous when I had trouble finding a really nice 8pt that just didn't bleed.
     
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    I misspoke. They were berger 115gr hollow points
     
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    I'd like to reload but it's illegal here in Ireland. Very happy with federal
     
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    Welcome aboard. New here myself.
     

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