Calibre's to suit Sako L691 Action

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  1. skip AI

    skip AI Well-Known Member

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    Calibre\'s to suit Sako L691 Action

    What calibres can I use in my Sako L691 Action (with new barrel of course)?
    It currently takes its ammo with a OAL of 83.62mm or 3.292".
    So what is a reccomended long range hunting cal to suit the action that will sufficiantly take medium sized deer out to 800m?

    cheers
     
  2. GSPointer

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    Re: Calibre\'s to suit Sako L691 Action

    I just had a 6.5x284 Norma built on the very same action but I dont know if it will take another long action calibre. The bolt face would be the only issue I guess .473?
     

  3. James Jones

    James Jones Well-Known Member

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    Re: Calibre\'s to suit Sako L691 Action

    Skip I have one in 300 Win mag with a 25" medium Palma conture Obermeyer barrel 1-11 twist , it shoot the 190gr Berger VLD's scary accurate at over 3100fps , I know that fast for that caliber but this barrel just shoots fast.
    I woulden't hesitate to shoot a deer at 1200yds with it.

    these actions are awsome , super smooth and realy rigid I don't know why they stoped making them.
     
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    Re: Calibre\'s to suit Sako L691 Action

    I agree it is a good action, I think its better than the 75 action which I have 3 of. But the L691 still feels the better of them. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif

    Will a 300 go on that bolt face or will it need opening up?
     
  5. James Jones

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    Re: Calibre\'s to suit Sako L691 Action

    GSPointer , you have one of the L691 actions? If so could you please E-mail me I have a question for ya.

    jjones75 AT bellsouth.net
     
  6. skip AI

    skip AI Well-Known Member

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    Re: Calibre\'s to suit Sako L691 Action

    Thanks for the reply's, Its a shame no one imports Berger bullets into Australia, if they did I wouldnt need to get a new calibre but .257 has a poor selection of bullets that I want to work with (115gn) and its the windy season!
    I use the rifle alot fo varmints out to 400m under spotlight but I have recently been asked to help out in grassing some deer in the flat country! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif
    6.5X284 sounds good and .300win, Whats a reccomended barrel maker?
    I have a Browning A-Bolt in .300WSM that I use for deer stalking but Im not confident in taking a shot past 200m with it as I dont handload for it at the moment,
    and its only got a 2-7X33 Leupold on it.
    Can I see pics of your rifles if its no trouble?

    cheers
     
  7. timz

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    Re: Calibre\'s to suit Sako L691 Action

    Skip, in the 'guide to shooting in Australia', recently published by SSAA, RDT products (ie Tobler barrels) lists in their ad as importing berger projectiles. I haven't got around to it, but i plan to call them about some for my 204 ruger. RDT ph 0248851881 /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
  8. skip AI

    skip AI Well-Known Member

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    Re: Calibre\'s to suit Sako L691 Action

    Thats sweet mate, thanks for that, I will give them a yell and see if they have or can get me in a pack of 115gn VLD's.
    I was told from all places I rang that no one imports them.

    anyway cheers.