Sauer 100 Classic or CZ 557

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  1. Burebista

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    Looking to purchase a new rifle for the 2020 hunting season and narrowed the selection to one of the two I mentioned above. They're about the same price, reviews are excellent for both.
    Help me choose!
     
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    I have a 527 CZ in .223 and a Sauer 100 in .270. I’d go with the Sauer personally. What calibers are you interested in? The 7mm-08 is an outstanding caliber that will outperform a .308.
     

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    I'm leaning more toward Sauer too.
    .308 is fine for shooting mule deer and pig in CA.
    I already have a FAL, reloading dies, brass, bullets. Plus a half case of Barnes factory ammo I purchased years ago for hunting. I paid $7/box, it was a store going out of business deal.
     
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    Yes, since you already are setup for .308 I can definitely understand your choice.
     
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    Yes the 308 is fine, don’t forget the 6.5 Swede though.
     
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    I finally got a 308 rifle which isn't any of the two mentioned above. I traded an Yugo SKS 59/66 I didn't shot for at least 15 years for a Savage 11 Trophy Hunter that came with a Nikon 3X9 package scope.

    I replaced the factory front and rear scope rails with a one piece rail, the factory aluminum rings with new steel rings and the Nikon with a Leupold 4-12X VXII scope.

    Took it out shooting last week, and after some sighting in, this is what it printed on the targets with cheapo Fiocchi ammo (pic 1 =100 yards, pic 2 = 200 yards). Not bad.

    I believe it can do even better than this with the reloads I just finished yesterday.
     
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    The Sauer has a detachable magazine, which is mandatory for me. CZ, in my opinion has a better reputation for accuracy. Neither come with a MOA guarantee as far as I can see - that would be a deal breaker. You can buy a Tikka for $600 and get an MOA guarantee...there's absolutely no reason more expensive rifles can't offer the same. The Sauer comes with a 22" barrel in 308 and 24" for CZ. I'd opt for the shorter 22" one; so given the detachable mag, and shorter barrel, Sauer would be my choice of the two.