Visited the workshop again. He worked and I filmed. I like! ;)
The original plan was to put in a 6,5x47 barrel in the project rifle now, but all my Sako's received good offers and were sold as we were working. It'll now be a 308 and my 280 will be a 6,5x284 and the new owners will have the rifles in May. Bought a Blaser R93 Pro stock with an unusually good trigger yesterday and also got hold of a secondhand 6,5x55 barrel. Ordering a bolt soon.
Anyway, mounted picatinny rails on all three Sakos. Used aluminium as this is more than strong enough and weighs a lot less than steel. The scope will break before the rails so no worries. Put in 20 MOA cant this time.
This is the rail on a Sako Finnbear action. Chose the picatinny system as it provides a rock solid mounting solution.
A small surprise for me. The short-action Sako Forester action weighs 1082gr/ 2.385 lbs complete and the long-action Finnbear weighs 1156gr/ 2.549 lbs. A tiny difference only.