New to the Forum & wanted to show off my collection

Discussion in 'Gun Photos' started by Wookie316, Jul 13, 2009.

  1. Wookie316

    Wookie316 Well-Known Member

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    Hi everyone, I frequent some other forums, & decided to join here. For my first post I thought I'd just post a bunch of photos of my Collection. You will quickly discover I am a Sako nut.

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    I hope you all enjoy.

     
  2. gamedog

    gamedog Well-Known Member

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    Very nice!
    Your stock on the Gaillard is beautiful.
     

  3. Wookie316

    Wookie316 Well-Known Member

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    Here is what my Gaillard will shoot like.

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    The top left target was some 416 Rem Mag brass I was fireforming with 225 Hornady Interlocks. 85gr IMR 7828 & CCI 250 primers. 2967 FPS (Low), 2995 FPS (High). I also notice that that target should have been rotated 90 degrees CCW as that is how it was at the range.

    The top right target was the last 3 rounds left from my 1st 338 Gaillard that I had. They were loaded with 250 Sierra HPBT, 340 Fire Formed Norma cases 89.5gr RL25 and CCI 250 primers.
    2887FPS (Low), 2959FPS (High).

    The lower left target is a 5 shot group of Barnes 225gr XXX. These were Fire Formed 8mm Rem Mag cases with 86gr IMR 7828 and CCI 250 primers. 3054 (Low), 3077 (High).

    The lower right target was an experiment. 200gr Nosler Ballistic tips with Fire Formed 8mm Rem Mag cases with 88gr RL22 and CCI 250 primers. Nosler does not make a ballistic tip in 200gr anymore, only the Accubond. I figured I'd try these before I used my Accubonds. I must say I was impressed!
    3249FPS (Low), 3271FPS (High).

    It seems to shoot everything well.

    Here is what the cartridge looks like.

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    Ted Gaillard is a Saskatchewan barrel maker here in Canada. As far as I'm concerned I think his stuff is A1. They are button rifled & hand lapped not cut. The cartridge is one of his own design & seems to shoot very well. I have had nothing to complain about as of yet. :D
     
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  4. Tyler Kemp

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    With those pictures you could make any gun look amazing!
     
  5. Wookie316

    Wookie316 Well-Known Member

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    [FONT="comic sans MS"]Well I finally had some time to do some more shooting. I shot on my black drop this time. More Sako envy for your enjoyment.

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  6. Wookie316

    Wookie316 Well-Known Member

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    6mm-284 Sako L579

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  7. Chas1

    Chas1 Well-Known Member

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    Outstanding photography and gorgeous wood! Very Nice looking rifles gentlemen.
     
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  8. Boss Hoss

    Boss Hoss Well-Known Member

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    VERY VERY NICE INDEED!!!!!!!!! You have stick that looks a little like Screwbean!!!!!
     
  9. Wookie316

    Wookie316 Well-Known Member

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    You are correct.
     
  10. kstrick

    kstrick Well-Known Member

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    Dude!!!
    This is hands down the best photography I have ever seen on this or any other site. Nice looking guns!
    Great job!
    Roll Tide!!!
    Ken :D
     
  11. HUAINAMACHERO

    HUAINAMACHERO Well-Known Member

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    +1, Great looking guns, and awesome pictures.
    Thanks for sharing.
     
  12. dirtball

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    I do not understand, the 6mm has a brake but the big 338 does not?????????
    Dave
     
  13. Wookie316

    Wookie316 Well-Known Member

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    Not a fan of brakes. The 6mm-284 came with a brake when I got it. Brake was for the photo. I have a cap on it now. :D
     
  14. Capt Academy

    Capt Academy Well-Known Member

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    Super nice collection of fine rifles!