On the market for a new rifle and looking to spend upwards of $1800 on the rifle alone. My last rifle was a Savage 116 and it preferomed very well to everything I put it through, however it did start to feel rather heavy as the rifle + scope was probably pushing 8.5 pounds if not more.
Spent the night last night looking up different brands from Remington, Winchester, Savage, Tikka, etc. Looking up youtube videos comparing one rifle to another. Then tonight I wandered on down to Cabelas to see how these rifles all felt in my hands. There I was able to see how the Winchester M70 Weather Warrior felt and seemed to like it fairly well, liking how it was balanced and the gun overall, just didnt like how it didn't have a detachable magazine.
Then I was able to hold and handle a Sako 85 Finnlight, and this one took my interest the most. I liked the feel of the stock, how it felt extremely well balanced and the trigger had absolutely no creep and was very crisp and light feeling.
Is the Sako a bad rifle? Read great reviews about it accuracy wise, with a few complaints that wouldnt seem to bother me. But for the money people reccommended the Kimber, but I've read the horror stories about those on here.
What other options are there?
Looking for a higher end rifle
300 win mag.
prefer it to be fairly lightweight