Finally talked to the rifle service guy at Sako,Marko Nikko. Well, this kind of problem has not been reported to them. But they let a rifle go from a factory if it shoots 40mm or less at 100 meters so this is within the specs... [img]images/icons/mad.gif[/img]
He also said that my barrel may not like 300s because of the twist and I told him the twist is 10". Took him a while to believe that the newer barrels actually ARE 10", he didnīt know that until he checked it somewhere. Man,this rifle has left the factory one year ago! Something else that was prone to breaking in the early models has been fixed though( I donīt know what it was but it had something to do with the mounting ).
He also suggested the "get rid of the moly" and start again -idea, that makes sense now. Dang, difficult to talk with production rifle makers who donīt really care about 1/2 " grouping, next Iīll take this thing apart and see what I can do to make things tight,the recoil lug MAY show signs. If so,itīs warranty. Canīt do any bedding yet,it will ruin the warranty.
He was quite friendly but when I mentioned discussing this in the Internet his tone changed. Seems that he is "only working" there, if you know what I mean.
Manufacturers should not underestimate the power of quality forums like this one. Say, Hogue sent me a new hardwood grip for my SBH 44 Mag in no time when I reported what had happened and why. It broke in pieces with very hot loads- but there was a crack right from the start in that grip. Out of warranty time, they were really nice. Thatīs how a good rep spreads around in the net, I posted pics in several forums.
Well, deer hunting first, no time to work on the rifle now. At least I know where the first bullet goes but after paying $1200 for this I expected a bit more interest about the accuracy from the makers,to be honest.
Well,what the hell. Iīll fix it one way or another. How about a new stock like this? Itīs a custom 6mm PPC thing made by a Finnish company called BR-Tuote. Suppressors are legal here.