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Sako A7 or Browning X-bolt

I am looking at getting a new 7mm Rem Mag for hunting, in one of these two rifles, i really like them both a lot and can get them for about the same price of 900 dollars, i am just wanting some opinions on which one is the better choice, i have not shot either of them so any input would be helpful. Thanks

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I haven't shot either of

I haven't shot either of those but I've heard excellent things about both. My cousin who is an Elk guide bought a Sako 7mm and says it's the best gun he's owned. I'm just not sure if it's the same model you are talking about. I remember he bought it last year new and said it was the new Sako model.

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I've never owned a Browning

I've never owned a Browning rifle but have had several Sako's. Being that is the choice, I'd go with the Sako. If i could afford then, every rifle I own would be a Sako. All of mine were bought from the Semback AB Rod and Gun club about 1968 to 1970 for $89! Wish I had bought a train load of them!

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hmmm

Don Fischer wrote:

All of mine were bought from the Semback AB Rod and Gun club about 1968 to 1970 for $89!

Wow!  How times have changed.

I like the stocks on the x-bolts, the sako has an accuracy guarantee and I don't like the stocks as much on the a7 as the x-bolt.  Its a toss up on that one.  I think the capacity on the x-bolt might be one shot more than the a7.

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The Sako is a great rifle

The Sako is a great rifle with a great reputation. My only one is a rimfire quad and I love it.

Browning is a great rifle also and I have one A bolt hunter, but I would still get the Sako if I had to choose.

Of course I'm also of Finnish heritage so that sways my choice a little. Big smile

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Browning makes an awful good

Browning makes an awful good rifle, but the .243 and 30-06 Sakos I have are tack drivers with absolutely perfect actions, so I would say Sako without a doubt!

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