Sako Finfire11 ???

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steve54
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Sako Finfire11 ???

Post by steve54 » 09 Jan 2018, 22:50

Hi folks.
Would like to hear your thoughts please.
Have got a slot on my ticket for a second .17hmr, - to use as a dedicated NV rifle for rabbits, and possibly fox.
My present .17hmr is a CZ, which I have had for a couple of years, and does a good job using 17gr Hornaday V-max.
I have seen a Sako Finfire 11 .17hmr at my gun dealer, and was hoping to hear your thoughts on the Finfire, when compared to another CZ??
With nearly £300 difference in price (new), I want to find out if the Finfire will be worth the extra.
I would be looking to put either, my Pulsar N750, or maybe my Ward 800s on the rifle I use for night shooting.
Cheers.
Steve

phoenix
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Re: Sako Finfire11 ???

Post by phoenix » 10 Jan 2018, 00:02

You might want to consider a Weihrauch HW60J or HW66 instead of a Finfire II
The build quality is better and the trigger is simply the best in the business - and it's cheaper than a Finfire.
BTW the high bolt lift on the CZ means that it's very difficult to make the Ward on work on that rifle,
I have an original Finfire and a Weihrauch HW60J and neither have high enough bolt lifts to cause any problems with the Ward add on

Cheers

Bruce
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steve54
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Re: Sako Finfire11 ???

Post by steve54 » 10 Jan 2018, 00:28

Cheers Bruce .
Much appreciated, and food for thought.
Steve.

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Re: Sako Finfire11 ???

Post by steve54 » 10 Jan 2018, 21:22

Seen this at my dealer's.

S/H SAVAGE 93R17 .17HMR :think: ?????????

phoenix
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Re: Sako Finfire11 ???

Post by phoenix » 10 Jan 2018, 22:52

If you are happy with your CZ, then I think your experience with 17HMR would not be enhanced by having a Savage.

Cheers

Bruce
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Re: Sako Finfire11 ???

Post by andy66 » 11 Jan 2018, 18:12

Pound for pound you will not beat a CZ, leave the savage where it is. If you are thinking of going to a different manufacturer the hw60 as Bruce recommended is very good and also Anschutz 1517 available in single or a 2 stage trigger.

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Re: Sako Finfire11 ???

Post by steve54 » 12 Jan 2018, 19:25

Well folks, did the deal today at my local dealership. :thumbup:
Looked at a second hand Weihrauch 60J and a new CZ 455.
In the end , i'm hoping I made the right choice. :think:
I opted for the CZ 455 American in .17hmr, with a Sak mod and a rail (in case I want to put the Pulsar N750 on)
The CZ just felt right. 3yrs warranty, and with a lovely stainless barrel ,with green synthetic stock :P

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Re: Sako Finfire11 ???

Post by andy66 » 14 Jan 2018, 15:09

Good choice, that will be a nice light rifle.

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