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Old 08-23-2008, 11:07 PM
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Magnum Research / Sako L691

So I went to a newly opened gun shop today and while I was browsing a camo rifle caught my eye. I asked the guy what it was. Its a Magnum Research .270 win, Sako L691 action, Krieger barrel, trued, lapped lugs, pillar/glass bedded McMillan, and a super sweet trigger (not sure if its aftermarket or not). It has been fired about 6 times and they (consignee) wants $1500 for it but is open to offers. I was thinking about offering $1250.

It looks to me that it is an older Magnum Research rifle, since the new ones have carbon fiber barrels.

What do you guys think? Would it be worth it?
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Old 08-23-2008, 11:44 PM
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Re: Magnum Research / Sako L691

Yes it is worth it. The 691 is an older action and does weigh a little bit more than a 75 or 85 as I know it.

Add it up and you will see it is well worth your offering price:

Sako 691 ~ $1089
Krieger bbl ~ $275 for preturned blank
McMillan stock ~ $489
Sako factory trigger can be worked down to crisp 2 pounds. (I do not think there is an aftermarket available, but could be wrong)....~ $45 to tune.
Then pay a smith to put it all together....~$600-$750.

Sako rifles, according to some I know that have decades of experience with them, will state that they simply do not need truing 98% of the time.

If you get it for $1250, count your blessings.
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Old 08-24-2008, 06:35 AM
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Re: Magnum Research / Sako L691

get back there and buy it! sound like a great deal.
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Old 08-24-2008, 04:12 PM
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Re: Magnum Research / Sako L691

Thanks guys. He's not open today or monday, so I'll call first thing Tuesday and make an offer!!
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Re: Magnum Research / Sako L691

About 10 years ago magnum research dumped some of those actions on the market and I bought about 30 of them. I have some very nice shooting rifles built off those actions.
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Old 08-24-2008, 08:08 PM
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Re: Magnum Research / Sako L691

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About 10 years ago magnum research dumped some of those actions on the market and I bought about 30 of them. I have some very nice shooting rifles built off those actions.
So they are a pretty good action then? Honestly, its pretty much the first time I have heard of it. I did a little research and it looks like they have a floating recoil lug? Is that something I should check on it? I also sent an e-mail to MRI to see what they say about the rifle.
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Old 08-25-2008, 12:41 PM
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Re: Magnum Research / Sako L691

The ones they sent me are stamped magnum research. Yes, they do have that goofy new sako recoil lug system or lack of recoil lug I guess is the best description. I did figure out a good bedding system for those and the TRG-S actions that ended up with some nice lightweight rifles that will shoot very well. I have never looked into a magnum research rifle to see how they bed them. They are much lighter than the old L-III actions I used for years since they shaved the recoil lug off it. The tolerances on the Sakos seem much better and you do not need a custom trigger for most hunting work. The factory trigger is nice. I used Sako actions for my best custom rifles for years. If I could find some more of those actions at a fair price I would by them. In my opinion they are a definite step up from the standard actions like the rem 700 and such.
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