The Shooting Show – Bushpig, warthog and the Sako A7

The Shooting Show – Bushpig, warthog and the Sako A7

We rejoin Orion Hunting Tours’ Byron Pace in the Winterberg mountains, this week pursuing bushpig and warthog. The dense bush is among the most challenging terrains in the world to hunt — and it’s even too unforgiving for the camera to follow the action. So it’s on with the head-mounted camera for an up-close-and-personal view of a tense hunt for an elusive quarry that could easily turn aggressive.

On home turf, Byron gets his hands on the new Sako A7. With a price between that of the workhorse Tikka T3 and the higher-end Sako 85, its an attractive proposition — but which of those two rifles does it resemble the most? And more importantly, how does it shoot?