Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by shortshooter, Jan 19, 2007.

  1. shortshooter

    shortshooter Well-Known Member

    Jan 19, 2007
    Hello, all. I'm new, but have been reading posts on this site for a month or so. Looking to get into longer range shooting-hunting, and I have some questions. Please bear with me as I am learning, and probably don't know much.

    First, I'm a lefty, and I have a lefty remington 40x single shot in 280 rem., and a Sako 995 in 30-378. I feel the Sako would be better platform for a longer range tool. Problem is that is has this funky lug built into the stock and not a traditional barreled recoil lug. Also the reciever needs a inclinated or tapered base; where does one find one of these.

    The Sako is a 30-378, and I would like opinions if I should keep it as such or change calibres and chamber.

    My intentions are to shoot for a couple of years at ranges of 1000- 1500 yds. and then move on to hunting our local elk and deer at 600+ yds.

    I've done plenty out to 600 yds with the 308 pss remington and my 40x. I have a Zeiss 85 spotter and leica 1200 rangefinder. Also I have two swiss optical range finders i've yet to figure out how to operate.

    So what should I do with the Sako 995 reciever? Should I use it for a build or not? Who's a sako builder? I've heard of Ray Romain before. I'm in the Coeur d' Alene Idaho area. Any builders in this area of North Idaho?

    Please help. thanks.
  2. CatShooter

    CatShooter Well-Known Member

    May 8, 2001
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    Also I have two swiss optical range finders i've yet to figure out how to operate.

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    Drop me a PM and I'll tell you how to operate them.

    They are the BEST for long range ranging, and will beat any laser except a military one,


  3. davewilson

    davewilson Well-Known Member

    Feb 19, 2004
    welcome aboard, you're at the right place. look around this site and find a fellow named Shawn Carlock. he's up in your neck of the woods and is an excellent gunsmith. drop him an e-mail with your gun questions. just found his address
  4. eb

    eb Active Member

    Jan 11, 2002
    I have a 338 lap mag built on a sako 995 and think it makes a great action to build a long range rig on. Sam at ARTactical has pictures of one that he built that belongs to Wambo that is winning matches out west. I have a friend in Tenn. that has several on 995 actions. With out going to a custom action you cant do any better. Ebb
  5. Desert Fox

    Desert Fox Well-Known Member

    Jan 31, 2002
    What's the difference between the 995 and the AIII? Can I rebarrel the AIII to Lapua Magnum?