How do you rate a Sako AI action

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by zoeper, Jan 1, 2010.

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  1. zoeper

    zoeper Well-Known Member

    Feb 20, 2008
    I am about to pick up a little used Sako .223 Rem on the AI action (1979-1993). I intend on shooting it in its original form at first with the intent of rebarreling and re-stocking it in the near future. How solid are these actions and would it be capable of supporting a fairly heavy 26" barrel? What chambering would bring out the max performance out of this action sticking with a .223 barrel?
    I look forward tou your opinions.
  2. Wookie316

    Wookie316 Well-Known Member

    Jul 13, 2009
    In short Awesome! Mine is a L461, but I did have a AI which was just as good.



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