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Old 12-23-2010, 11:24 AM
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Sako AII Action adequate for Long Range Rifle?

I am considering building a hunting rifle that my daughter can also use at long range in .243 or .260 AI.

For this, I am considering using a Sako AII action from a Forester rifle chambered in .243 Win. I have installed an extra power spring from Wolf and figured-out and worked the trigger to achieve a consistent 1-1/4 lb. pull.

While discussing this with a fellow silhouette shooter, he told me that he would not consider using such an action because the striker travel is almost twice as long as in a Winchester or Remington action.

To be honest, I have yet to seriously work up a precision load for the rifle with premium components. However, I am very interested to know if anyone out there has any long-range rifles made with Sako AII or AIII actions and would appreciate your comments.

Thanks in advance,
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Old 12-24-2010, 09:27 AM
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Re: Sako AII Action adequate for Long Range Rifle?

get someone to put a krieger barrel on it in the caliber/TWIST of your choice it will be AWESOME.
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Old 12-31-2010, 09:55 AM
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Re: Sako AII Action adequate for Long Range Rifle?

Of your two choices, I like the .260AI with the 6.5's awesome BC. However, the .243 is no slouch either. There's a member here (can't remember name - sorry) that posted a video shooting targets at 1K yards ... impressive. Maybe he'll chime in.

ADDED: Found it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxo71WUP3l0

Good luck!

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Re: Sako AII Action adequate for Long Range Rifle?

The action is worthless and no good. Since it is no good you can give it to me and I will dispose of it for you.

Seriously you have an excellent action that I have built several excellent rigs on. But if you do want to sell it I am interested.
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Old 01-05-2011, 10:34 AM
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Re: Sako AII Action adequate for Long Range Rifle?

Thanks for the input, guys. The rifle will be re-barrelled to .243 AI.
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