Originally Posted by 7stw
Fire306, you are in fact probably right, as I am referring to the Sako 75. And I could be totally wrong about the numbers of action sizes in that series s well. I was told by someone awhile back that Sako had a few different size actions in the 75 series. My Sako 75 was a " V" action, and I am only assuming that meant 5.
To be honest, I actually miss that rifle as it was a good shooter, once I found what it liked. I do know one thing, that 75 allowed the longest OAL that I know of in a STW, and still fit in the box. I think I had some thar were 3.700 OAL. And, I loved the box magazine it had as well.
Again, pardon my assumption that all the series have different size actions. Take care!
You are correct about the STW being a "V" action. The 75's were built in 5 action lengths, I, III, SM, IV and V. "I" being 222, 223, "II"was 260, 308 lengths cartridges, "SM" was the 270 and 300 WSM, "IV" was the 30-06 length cartridges, and "V" was the magnums or long action stuff.
The newer model 85 series Sako's they now call the action lengths, XS, S, SM, M and L. Not sure why they changed, Sako has used the I, II, IV, V method for years.
The m995 though, from what I understand is that they are all the same action length, although they were built in a normal m995 model and a magnum m995 model. The part I'm not sure of is whether or not the stocks are the same for both the magnum and regular m995's. I think the only difference is basically the bolt, and more specifically the bolt face is larger for the magnum chamberings.
If someone could clarify this for sure, I would appreciate the info.
I just sold my Sako 75, in STW. It was a great rifle, and yes the magazine length allows 3.700" OAL. I only sold the 75, because I have acquired this m995 that I spoke of earlier, that I am going to customize. The factory m995 magazine allows 3.730" OAL, and when I get the Whiskey 3 chassis, it used a AI CIP magazine, and from what I have read it allows 3.850" OAL.