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My new Sako 995 7mm Rem Mag with 32" Benchmark Barrel

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Unread 11-27-2012, 12:13 PM
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My new Sako 995 7mm Rem Mag with 32" Benchmark Barrel

Well I was able to get out this past Friday and try out my new Sako 995 with an Abrams Tank 32" Benchmark Barrel.

First the negative,
  • My scope rings are less than idea, so Mark at Chesebro Rifles is going to be ordering me a new set. Ones with the Sako locking tab on them. The ones he had on had were just temporary.
  • Next the recoil obviously on a gun like that jumps you off target big time, so back into the shop for a muzzle break.
  • All I had was factory Remington ammo, still waiting on my 7mm RM dies and 180gr Berger bullets

The Good stuff
  • Having the guy who built the rifle help spot and sight you in was awesome, Mark definitely helped the process and explained everything to me.
  • Even though I was only able to shoot out to 300yrds (hardly long range) I was able to get my gun doing some decent groups and at least got a feel for the gun.
  • I was able to see what the gun needed and even though I only picked it up that morning I gave it back to him to tinker with a little more. We were able to see how the gun jumped and will install a muzzle break accordingly.

I am beside myself with the new gun and I can not wait to finally get it back again and put some real ammo in it and shoot some real distances. But that is in a week or two.

Here is a pic of mark shooting his BSA .22 K Hornet at 300yrds

Shoot Straight and long,

Tony aka The Bearded Boar
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Unread 11-27-2012, 01:28 PM
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Re: My new Sako 995 7mm Rem Mag with 32" Benchmark Barrel

That looks nice. The brake will really help as you probably know.
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Unread 12-16-2012, 05:43 AM
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Re: My new Sako 995 7mm Rem Mag with 32" Benchmark Barrel

Beardedboar ,

Just wanted to hear your take on your Benchmark bbl,

I just bought one in .375 and it will be screwed to a Sako m995 as well .

also what are you using for bases/rings on your Sako ?

I have the original Optilock rings in 1" and 30mm but really want something better
like a 20 or 30 moa picatinny rail type of base, any idea on who makes those ?
How is it y'all still don't know the difference between CALIBER and CARTRIDGE ??

"In guns, particularly firearms, caliber or calibre is the approximate internal diameter of the barrel, or the diameter of the projectile it fires."

"Fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity"
Sigmund Freud
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