View Full Version : Anyone owning a Sako A7 Roughtech Long Range ?

June 10, 2016, 21:51
Hey guys,

I can have at a very decent price a brand-new Sako A7 Roughtech Long Range in 7mm Rem. Mag.

As I never had an opportunity to handle / shoot a Sako, what can you tell me about quality, accuracy and other things ?

If you don't own one in 7mm Rem. Mag., it does not matter. Just let me know about what caliber you are using and your experiences.


June 11, 2016, 22:18
Haha, nobody owning one, or haven't shot that safe queen in years........

June 12, 2016, 07:44
I'm interested as well. I was looking into this as a possible upgrade for my Tikka in a few years. Subscribed.

June 12, 2016, 19:43
Let's see who responds. If I would have asked the same question about, let's say, AR15s, I alread would have replies by the 100s.

June 12, 2016, 21:03
I don't own one, but they look like pretty darn nice rifles, and the 7mm is a great cartridge. I do own a Tikka M65 that is one hell of a firearm.

I would say if you can get it for $1000 or so, you should jump on it.

June 13, 2016, 05:16
$1300 out the door.

June 13, 2016, 08:29
$1300 out the door.

For that price, find an older Remington Sendero.

June 13, 2016, 15:39
I don't have an A7 Roughtech, but I do have an early to mid 60s vintage Sako Forester. Mine is chambered in .243 Winchester.
It's a beautiful rifle, really nice trigger, accurate....it's set up for groundhogs.....very nice handling. I've often wondered how much more accurate it could be with a heavier barrel on it. The barrel is marked "Bofors steel."
When I got it, it had a 4x Unertl Hawk scope on it. Now there is a 10x Leupold on it.
I haven't shot it in a long time, too many other rifles in the safe.

June 13, 2016, 21:03
Interesting so far..........keep it coming guys !

June 20, 2016, 20:17
Hehe, no more than two or three Sako owners......

June 20, 2016, 21:43
I have an older Sako Vixen in .223 and a Sako heavy barrel .243 that I bought from an estate in the early 90's. Both were made in the 60's and are beautiful rifles. Both have Leopold scopes and European Walnut with skip line checkering, the Vixen has silver and ivory inlays of a fox. I have shot the Vixen probably 200-300 rounds. Never have fired the .243. The Vixen is glass bedded and will group less than 1/2 inch at 100 meters. I've killed coyote with it but both are pretty much safe queens now.