Sako is a very high quality company. I don't think I have ever seen a bad one. If you want it just for hunting. I don't think you could go wrong if you got one. I have not held or fired a 75, but I hear they are as good as any of their other models.
I bought a Sako 75 Stainless Synthetic Hunter in 300WM and it's a superb piece of gear. In reality I bought this gun because it was available straight away and it was kitted with a high quality scope and rings for the base rifle price. I would however think twice next time and would probably go for a Finnlight with fluted barrel for trekking or hang the weight issues and opt for the Varmint barrel. I have heard the barrels wear pretty quick in Sakos with 300WM and 338 Lapua so I'll keep an eye on it and go for the barrel change if necessary.
One other thing I personally notice is after using Tactical rifles the Sako 75 Hunter is a very LONG rifle. I personally dislike this overall length but maybe people more accustomed to normal rifles wouldn't even think twice about it.
The Sako V action is magnificent (makes my Steyr Tactical Elite feel like a cheap and nasty setup) and the rifle accuracy is simply fantastic. I use Winchester Supreme 180gr SilverTip factory load.
I have 4 Sakos. A Model 75 blued walnut hunter in 25/06Rem, model 75 .223rem varmint laminated stainless (pictured bellow) and 2 Model L46 circa 1957 in .222rem.
The .223 has temporally got a Nikon 4-16X50 tactical in stainless optiloc rings&bases. It shoots 5 55gNosler BT's into .4inch @100m when im dooing my job.
And this is a 1957 Sako L46 .222 I have rebarreled it with a Maddco match grade barrel to the origional profile. I have now junked the Tasco and replaced it with a VX1 3-9. For a 3.2Kg (~7pounds) outfit it shoots very well .325 [email protected]
Sako 75's are very good but all of the past model Sakos have been as well. There worth every cent.
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