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What are the best rings for my Sako

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Unread 07-29-2008, 08:11 AM
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Do tell.

The best rings would be the Sako Opti-lock, or you can out some IOR Picatinny bases on the dovetails and use any HD ringmount. I use the Lupy QD setup for my L61-R, and it has worked quite well, if not a little flimsy appearing.
I disagree about the Opti-locks, I have had one set and would never buy another.
I have never seen or even heard of the IOR picatinny set up for a Sako.
I think the best rings for a Sako were the origional Sako rings that came on my L579, but they have not been made in a few decades.
I have tried a few other set-ups over the years and found the DD Burris to be the best that you can currently purchase.
If you have some info on the IOR bases I would be interested in checking it out.
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    Unread 07-29-2008, 09:43 AM
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    UB,

    Here's a link. Ignore the price.

    SAKO Picatinny 2pc Base

    They come pre-threaded for a set screw, but Valdada claims with recoil forces tightening the base, you don't need it. A pretty nifty setup.


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    Unread 07-29-2008, 12:14 PM
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    I am also installing a VX-L on my Sako finnlight. I ordered the Leupold low rings. I did a dry run and it looks like the scope might be touching the barrel. I will mount it tonight make sure it is all good.
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    Unread 07-29-2008, 04:43 PM
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    Well I mounted the scope but I had to use 2 leupold scope shims under the front scope base so the scope did not touch the barrel. These rings are really low.
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    Did you lap the rings after you installed the shims. You don't think that you are putting undue stress on your scope?
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    UB,

    Here's a link. Ignore the price.

    SAKO Picatinny 2pc Base

    They come pre-threaded for a set screw, but Valdada claims with recoil forces tightening the base, you don't need it. A pretty nifty setup.


    Scott
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    On this I agree, it is "A pretty nifty setup" much better than most for a Sako.
    Do you sell them ???? if so I will buy a set to see how they are
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    Yes, I sell them. I know I have a set here somewhere, and Valdada will likely have a few sets in case I can't locate mine, so you'll be covered.

    Drop me a line tomorrow and we'll get you squared away!

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