Sako

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by etisll40, Jan 26, 2012.

  1. etisll40

    etisll40 Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone know of or what a pre-Garcia Sako action is or have seen one?

    When were they built?

    Was it a better or is it a better or different action than is currently used on their new rifle line?

    Thanks,
    Ed
     
  2. sakoluvr

    sakoluvr Well-Known Member

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    Pre-Garcia Sako's are pre-1972 made rifles. L-461 is the Vixen or short actions. Serial #'s will be under 100,000. L-579 are the Forresters. Serial #'s under 100,000 also. L-61 is the Finnbear. Serial #'s are under 60,000 for pre-72 models.

    There are a number of differences with post-72 guns, but it is a little much to type. I think the current line is fine, but the early post 72 models were no where near the quality of pre-72's. Think pre-64 Winchester. When the bean counters got involved, the product took a dive.

    The Sako TRG, is probably the best out of the box rifle that can be had.
     
  3. etisll40

    etisll40 Well-Known Member

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    With regard to Sako, included, I am looking for a very reliable action, especially in cold or wet, dirty weather with strong capabilities to feed and extract, for dangerous game hunting, with 1" or less accuracy out to 300 yards but more so under 100. Black bear, hog, Russian bore. Possibly wolves. I like the 35 Whelen cartridge and looking for ideas. Would a 30-06 TRG like that exist/

    Thanks,
    Ed