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Old 09-18-2020, 09:53 AM
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Barrett has discontinued the Fieldcraft for the time being. Something about a military contract taking up production space. Although they might not have been selling like they hoped. Glad I got mine when I did. Very nice rifle.
yes, they were teasing some .224 valkyrie for shot show before so the grendel hoard were getting excited, they do look like awesome rifles, hope they start back up when covid has relaxed and business gets more back to usual...a rifle to watch for
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Old 09-18-2020, 10:04 AM
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To Baconís original question:

Finnlight and Montana are two very different rifles.

The Kimber is truly minimalist, in terms of weight, comb height, and stock profile and design. Pencil thin barrel and blind magazine. An awesome rifle (kind of regret selling mine in .280ai) meant for a specific purpose of lightweight and multi day trip.

The Sako is better refined, smoother, but is by no means an ultralight. It feels more luxurious in hand and holds its aim better (for me, anyway) because of its balance and weight. Stock is relatively well designed. Felt recoil is less, and is pleasant to shoot at the range.

Having owned both, I opted for the Finnlight as my go-to hunting rifle. Even for multi-day backpack hunts.


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Old 09-18-2020, 10:11 AM
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Barrett has discontinued the Fieldcraft for the time being. Something about a military contract taking up production space. Although they might not have been selling like they hoped. Glad I got mine when I did. Very nice rifle.

Surprised as they were selling a ton of these. They had promised a LH version but they kept delaying it so I finally lost patience and bought something else. I shot one right hand and I was very impressed. Wolverine Supplies is still showing a bunch of different Chamberings in stock for about $2,600 a pop. There are probably other Canadian dealers and I would imagine Prophet River or IRGuns can bring them in, but I don't know the other Canadian dealers are.



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Old 09-18-2020, 11:31 AM
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Check out Bashaw sports,i just bought a great shooter in a sako.It takes one heck of rifle before I say great shooter,specially in 300 win in A7 roughtech for 1129 reg 1599 in most stores ,I have bought 5 k rifles that never shot this well,plus my first set of reloads to boot.I did change out the recoil pad.

I have owned one kimber and it was a very nice rifle,shot really good and went out with a friend on a hunt for the day and he tried it and begged me to sell it to him,so off it went..

Pud is great guy plus they got a wicked online sale plus in store on sako's plus fast shipping.

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