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Never see a Sako

Post by ter » Sun Mar 02, 2014 1:40 pm

I never held a Sako 22, but I like the centerfires. I never recall seeing a 22 at a match. Why? They look good in a catalog, and I imagine they should shoot for the asking price. I was considering buying one even though I have a few Anschutz 1700s. Any experiences?

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Post by yankee » Sun Mar 02, 2014 4:34 pm

Most of the Finfires shot very good even the heavy barrel ones. They were very nice rifles. If you want to hold part of one I have an old finfire stock somewhere. Not many of the newer models around. A couple of the change barrel ones on arms list or gunbroker.

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Post by saikatana » Sun Mar 02, 2014 5:44 pm

I have a Finnfire that started as a sporter barreled model. Trigger pull was about 2 lbs. Got a chance to add a Lilja barrel for $200
used and my gunsmith came up with a Jewel Trigger for $175 that was 2 oz. I got a deal on a stock for $60.00 and had the action pillar and glass bedded.Rifle was $500 and so I started with a great rifle and slowly worked to a better rifle except it is now only useable in Standard rifle class. Extra magazines are still available and Sako is a well made rifle.I have a T 24 weaver with the 1/4 MOA adjustment in high rings. At 6' 3" tall it fits very well and loves Wolf Match ammo, I would jump on another if I could find one today. Hope you find one they are worth the money .
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Post by Joaquin B » Sun Mar 09, 2014 7:11 am

I've been shooting a Sako Finnfire in Hunter class since 2003, first using a Lilja "Sundberg taper" barrel, then adding a CG Universal 2-stage trigger and finally a Robertson/Pharr stock. I also use a Weaver T24 scope. The rifle loves most brands of good ammo. Damn thing shoots better than I can. (Keep your comments to yourself, Jerry!) :D
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Post by Bigfoot » Sun Mar 09, 2014 3:44 pm

I can think of three master class shooter here in Washington that use Sako's. They are fine shooting rifles for sure.
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Post by Leadlobber » Wed Mar 26, 2014 3:39 pm

I loves my Finnfire and no its not for sale. .I'm smaller than average and it fits me great .Another nice thing is the rifle is not picky about what you feed it most ammo shoots quite well .

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Post by whale » Fri Mar 28, 2014 11:03 pm

Bigfoot,
Were any of the Sakos the newer Quad models? My sister was pushing my nephew to get one which I would purchase. She thought the high price equated to high quality. My nephew liked the CZ 455 American with the wooden stocks. So I bought it for him. I also contacted Dan Lilja and he sent me a drop in barrel for the gun. My sister just needs to get him a nice scope. However, I think that I will be stuck getting that also.
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Post by Bigfoot » Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:46 pm

In each of the cases (heck and one more I noticed last weekend) they're all barreled actions that have been put into Wooster stocks. I was on a relay next to John C from Yakima and notices he was shooting one as well. I can't think of a stock one off the top of my head. From a cost standpoint obviously a CZ is going to be a lot less to get off the starting line and even though I'm and Annie guy I have nothing bad to say about going that route. I know Ron Dewarf down in Tucson can do a trigger job on a 452 that really levels the playing field imho.

I ended up getting my barreled action from champions choice a few years back for $900 and went the Wooster stock route and have no regrets. It's all just a matter of choice and finding what finds you or the other new shooter best.
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Post by whale » Mon Mar 31, 2014 8:51 am

Bigfoot,
Are the Wooster stocks the same as the Pharr stocks? I told my nephew to try all the guns at the gun shop and get what he wants. If he likes shooting silhouette he can buy another gun in the future. He can see what other people are using and he can try them. Right now I told him just to enjoy himself since everyone has to start at the beginning.
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Post by whale » Mon Mar 31, 2014 8:53 am

Bigfoot,
By the way, what scopes are most shooters using on the line? My sister still hasn't bought my nephew a scope.
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Post by dustinflint » Mon Mar 31, 2014 9:12 am

whale wrote:Bigfoot,
By the way, what scopes are most shooters using on the line? My sister still hasn't bought my nephew a scope.
Charles
Charles,

I wrote a dissertation on silhouette scopes a while back that I believe most people here will agree with since there are basically only 4 brands of scopes on silhouette lines across the country.

My diatribe can be found here: http://www.steelchickens.com/forums/vie ... 0&start=15

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Re: Never see a Sako

Post by whale » Mon Mar 31, 2014 9:28 am

Dustin,
Thank you for that very informative dissertation.
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Re: Never see a Sako

Post by whale » Mon Mar 31, 2014 9:34 am

Dustin,
Doesn't a member on steelchickens sell scopes?
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Post by dustinflint » Mon Mar 31, 2014 9:52 am

whale wrote:Dustin,
Doesn't a member on steelchickens sell scopes?
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Chicken George used to sell scopes. Not sure if he still is.

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Re: Never see a Sako

Post by whale » Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:28 am

Dustin,
Thank you again. I will contact him. If not I will call opticsplanet.
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