Sako A7 Top loading?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by tiddlywinks, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. tiddlywinks

    tiddlywinks New Member

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    Could someone with a Sako A7 please tell me if they can be top loaded? Thank you.
     
  2. Tikkamike

    Tikkamike Well-Known Member

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    no they can not
     

  3. tiddlywinks

    tiddlywinks New Member

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    Thank you Tikkamike. I was sure all single column magazines load the same way but had to ask. A single column rifle magazine has to come out of the rifle and then it loads just like say a single column 1911 pistol magazine. Push down; then slide back; repeat. For a rifle to top load the magazine must be double column like a 98 Mauser, Winchester Model 70, or Sako 85 [even though the 85 has a detachable magazine it is still double column]. I am clear on this now.