Sako A7 Improvements

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Rather Be Hunting, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. Rather Be Hunting

    Rather Be Hunting Member

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    Anybody played around with improving the accuracy of the new Sako A7's?
    Not familiar with their recoil lug system using the aluminum plate.
    No complaints with the factory accuracy, just looking for more :cool:
    I have an A7 stainless in 270WSM that I am mounting my new Vortex Viper PST 6x24 when it arrives.
    Already got the Talley mounts.

    Thanx

    RBH
     

  2. Hogan

    Hogan Member

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    RHB

    I also have an A7 and I love the gun. I also have Talley mounts but I put a Bushnell 3200 3-10x40 SA short action scope on the rifle. Mine is a
    300 WSM. With 150 gr. or heavier bullets loaded close to max the rifle is a pretty good kicker. I cut the stock off about 1/4 in. and installed a limbsaver recoil pad. Less felt recoil eliminated the occasional flyer. [better accuracy]
    The only other thing I could see to do to help accuracy was to glass bed the
    aluminum plate so it will not move any. note: did not take much bedding compound..
    The loads I use are: Hornady bullets or Barnes bullets,, RL-17 powder,,
    Federal large rifle BR primers,,Federal cases.
    The rifle has never shot a 3 shot group over an inch with any load!
    But after the recoil pad and bedding the recoil plate,, the first 2 groups--3 shots each,, one was .5 and the next group was .6,,, 2 different loads
    The rifle is light, has a great trigger, and shoots just about everything good.

    Those 2 things might help accuracy, sorry I was so long winded.
    Signed,, Hogan