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Old 07-18-2022, 08:43 AM
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Thanks for your feedback.

Sako's are pretty tough right now especially in .270 but i will keep looking.
PR has a sako hunter in 270 just listed
https://store.prophetriver.com/sako-...1a-s-n-ae7895/
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Old 07-18-2022, 09:36 AM
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^ Still waiting for my Finnlight in 7-08, lol. The VX3i is a nice and light scope. That is what I have on my X-Bolt go to. I am planning to either move it to the Sako (if I ever get it, lol) or put a Z3 on it (which I already have). Another option I am debating is the FX3 (6x42), which I also already have, but not sure it fits my purpose, I have never extensively used a fixed power scope, and it is a bit (negligently, really, like an ounce?) heavier than both of the former.


Zeiss are very nice with excellent glass, but I don’t think it would be my choice for a “lightweight” rifle. It weighs almost twice as much as the VX3i (22+ oz vs 12.6). The same is true for Swarovski Z3, which weighs about the same as the VX3i.


The illuminated reticles are great, IMO.
Yes, it is a little heavier, I noticed that as well. I wasn't looking to build a lightweight rifle specifically though, and all in my rifle with scope with empty mags still comes in at a respectable 7 lbs 11 oz. I think I could have got that down maybe another 8 oz or so with a different scope, but it wasn't the prime motivator for me. As it is, I've been out shooting with obsessed1 a couple times with it now, getting it dialed in, and I can only say it is a fine, accurate rifle package. Like, really accurate. Ringing 4" gong at 500 yards had me giggling.
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Old 07-18-2022, 07:51 PM
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PR has a sako hunter in 270 just listed
https://store.prophetriver.com/sako-...1a-s-n-ae7895/
Nice but looking for synthetic stock.
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Old 07-18-2022, 08:19 PM
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I have a locker full of Sako 85s and none have the ejection issue. Most of the ejection issues tend to coincide with lengthy windage turrets over the ejection port.

Go with a Finnlight or a Stainless/Synthetic in 270Win.
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Old 07-20-2022, 02:48 AM
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I know I'll get scoffed or laughed at with my choice but with three seasons under it's belt and I hunt almost every day of the rifle season AND I shoot a Perazzi for trap I use the polar opposite for deer hunting and run a Mossberg Patriot topped off with a Nikon Pro-Staff 5 2.5-10 x 42 sitting on Talley's.
Now I prefer wood to synthetic, just personal aesthetics choice so I have the Revere model with oil finished European Walnut stock but the action and barrel are the same on the synthetic models. I don't find a Tikka, Browning, Sako etc any better in fit, finish and most important accuracy. My Patriot Revere 270 Win shoots sub-moa right out of the box with any factory loads I have tried to date. To date mine has accounted for 6 deer in two seasons between my wife and I. We both drew antlered and antlerless Mulie this year so hopefully the tag filling trend will continue going forward this season...LOVE the 270. My absolute fave!
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Old 07-20-2022, 12:18 PM
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Been smoking deer with a old 243 Rem 788 carbine with a 4x Bushnell for 30+years.
I'd say 90+ % of the shots are sub 150 yd. one shot kills.
I love the way the industry is telling everyone that you need a carbon 6 lb gun with a 6-24x scope with a magnum 6.5/6.8 mm

That saying, a carbon 6 lb 6.5/6.8mm mag gun with a 6-24x scope sure is pretty.
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Old 12-25-2022, 03:39 PM
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Resurrecting this thread!

Any good boxing day deals as my .270 finnlight is ready for optics?

I will be sending my vortex viper HD back as it has been really disappointing with it being blurry and gets foggy on colder days.
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Old 12-25-2022, 03:50 PM
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Looks for a ZEISS v4 or a swaro z3 or z5
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Old 12-25-2022, 05:19 PM
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I have a browning x-bolt speed with a muzzle brake chambered in the 280 Ackley and love it. Very accurate and has enough power for moose and elk, a wide range of bullet weights also. If you’re a reloader, check out this cartridge.
Have fun with whatever choice you make.
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Old 12-25-2022, 08:18 PM
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I have a browning x-bolt speed with a muzzle brake chambered in the 280 Ackley and love it. Very accurate and has enough power for moose and elk, a wide range of bullet weights also. If you’re a reloader, check out this cartridge.
Have fun with whatever choice you make.
Read post 37, rifle purchased and it is scope time

I would look at
Swarovski Z3 3-9×36

Or

Leupold VX3 2-8×36

Based on my limited experience.
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Old 01-29-2023, 01:35 PM
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i just sent my vortex bad, was really disappointed about how foggy it was in November and how unclear under low light.
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