Sako Mannlicher Question


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TexasEd
September 5, 2009, 09:32 PM
What information can you give me on the Sako mannlicher carbine - Long action (magnum). What do they weigh? How do they handle? Do they shoot well with the full stock? All around opinion. Thanks.

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NCsmitty
September 5, 2009, 10:06 PM
Here's a tidbit of pics and info. Perhaps the Sako website will give you more.

http://www.sako.fi/

http://www.mwreynolds.com/HTML/rifleSakoMannlicher375.html


NCsmitty

Walkalong
September 5, 2009, 10:24 PM
They made them in long and short actions. I love the way mine in .308 handles, and of course, it's a Sako, so it shoots well. I like the look of full length stocks, but some don't.

KurtC
September 5, 2009, 10:49 PM
They adult caliber models all have heavy barrels, and shoot very well. The stock is too piece, with the seperation under the barrel band, so there is no chance of a warped stock ever putting pressure on the barrel.

The early ones are have angular shaped stocks, the L691 has a more rounded shape (as well as nicer sights).

TexasEd
September 7, 2009, 10:23 PM
bump

browningguy
September 8, 2009, 12:06 AM
I've got a Salo AIII in 30-06 and it is a good shooting rifle within the limitations of a full stocked hunting rifle. It will generally keep 3 180 gr. SST's within 1-1.25" at 100 yards.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/jcm9371/Rifles/sako30061.jpg

hoghunting
September 8, 2009, 01:17 AM
Mine is also an AIII like browningguy's except in 270. I bought it used at a good price - good price because it wouldn't shoot under 4" at 100 yds. Since the barrel was making 100% contact with the stock, I bought a semi-finished stock from Richard's, and pillar and glass bedded the action, free floated and bedded the barrel channel, and it still wouldn't shoot under 3". I marked the lugs, and only one lug - and on only one spot - was bearing on the receiver. Broke out the Go, No-go gauges, and the Go gauge wouldn't even chamber. I was able to lap both lugs to get about 80% contact without the No-go gauge being able to chamber. I recrowned the barrel, and headed to the range. Finally, groups under 3/4". Granted this rifle should have never left the factory as it did, but I probably couldn't have purchased it at such a cheap price if it shot well.

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