Sako L-61 Mannlicher

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  1. 16b410

    16b410 Well-Known Member

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    Well, it's great to be back. And better yet to see The Forum as good as it ever was. I recently purchased a rifle I have been wanting since forever. It is in pretty nice condition and is chambered in .300 Mag. I added a Leupold and after a bit of handload development I had 5 inside of 1.5" at 100 yards and stopped there. The serial is 60357 and this beauty was purchased from Roger Bell. Roger was spoken of highly on this site and I would like to say it was great doing business with him. I agreed on the purchase of the rifle without a front sight hood, but when it arrived it had one on. Quite a nice gesture. I did of course thank him.

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    CVCOBRA1 Well-Known Member

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    Nice find. Looks like a fire belching dragon. Did you use the fastest burning powder that would work for the 300? That will keep the flame thrower action down a tad.
     
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    deergoose Sako-addicted

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    Rare rifle. Most certainly a Finnbear Mannlicher from 1971, with third locking lug. It took me forever to find one in .300WM.

    congrats and thanks for the pic!
    DeerGoose
     
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    16b410 Well-Known Member

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    True there. Let there be light! I will be circling back to this rifle to see what I can get from this baby with the proper diet. I have an early Ruger 77 in .300 Win Mag that just shoots like it has eyes. Hopefully I can eclipse that performance with this machine.
     
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    Beautiful. Love that dark stock! Enjoy
     

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