Plan on buying a Sako 85 hunter. Leaning toward a 260 but like the shorter barrel length ofered in the 08. 20 inch and some compared to 22 and some change in the 260. Will be hand loading for either I get. Looking for pro and cons of each calibur. Any input on making my descision would be helpful. Thanks in advance. Will be a Pennsylvania deer rifle
Either caliber would be a good choice and a couple if inches of bbl length you probably won't notice when hunting. I shoot both calibers but the one I reach for most often is the 260. I hand load the 125 gr Nosler Partition, slightly hotter than factory (tighter groups in my rifle) and have had nothing but one shot kills, droping deer in their tracks.
Getting the 260. Couldnt find the 7mm-08 anyways... Found a Sako 85 Hunter for 1200 bucks New. Hope that is a fair price... I wanted the 260 and a couple inches shouldnt matter in length. thanks for help