May 2000

Testing A Trio of Foreign .270s

The weighty, costly, accurate and well-made Sako was overshadowed by the shiny Browning White Gold Medallion. SIG’s SHR 970 well also worth a look because of its barrel-swap feature.

The domestic rifle market is well populated with brands that consumers know well and trust, and as a result, they buy a lot of Weatherbys, Remingtons, Winchesters, Savages, Marlins, and Rugers. These companies make a number of grades of bolt-action guns, ranging from $300 to $350 entry-level guns to much more expensive custom-shop products, and everything in between. But across the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, there are few pretty talented production gun makers whose products find favor overseas—and to a lesser extent on these shores—and we wondered how such bolt actions would rank when pitted against more familiar marques.

Thus, we arranged to test three rifles not made in the United Sta...

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