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.
September 5, 2009, 09:49 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).
September 7, 2009, 09:23 PM
September 7, 2009, 11:06 PM
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.
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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