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Sako 85 Laminate .270

Dejavu, but not really. A suppressor makes a world of difference on the .270!

Sako 85 wooded .270

Some rifles you pick up and just go... huh... that's nice.

Browning Hells Canyon 300WSM

'Rusa Rig' sent up by client from down country.

Bergara B14 7mm Rem

'Rusa Rig' sent up by client from down country.

Remington Sendero 7mm Rem Mag

A good old Remington. There is a reason many custom-rifle builds are patterned on these.
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Sako Roughtec A7 .300 Win

I have always liked the Roughtec's from Sako - yes, it's not a full on 85 - but the refinements over a Tikka, yes, they are there.

The Tikka Strata in 300WSM – one gun to rule them all?

The Tikka T3X Superlite is a familiar firearm to many New Zealand Hunters. Take the 'standard' T3X, flute the barrel and you have the Superlite. I recently had a Strada to set up for a client and took the opportunity (with the client's permission of course) to have a bit of a play.

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