1. Hey All! Lately there has been more and more scammers on the forum board. They register and replies to members requests for guns and/or parts or other things. The reply contains a gmail or hotmail address or similar ”anonymous” email addresses which they want you to reply to. DO NOT ANSWER ANY STRANGE MESSAGES! They often state something like this: ”Hello! Saw your post about purchasing a stock for a Safari. KnuckleheadBob has one. Email him at: [email protected]” If you receive any strange messages: Check the status of whoever message you. If they have no posts and signed up the same day or very recently, stay away. Same goes for other members they might refer to. Check them too and if they are long standing members, PM them and ask if the message is legit. Most likely it’s not. Then use the report function in each message or post so I can kick them out! Beware of anything that might seem fishy! And again, for all of you who registered your personal name as username, please contact me so I can change it to a more anonymous username. You’d be surprised of how much one can find out about a person from just a username on a forum such ad our! All the best! And be safe! Jim
    Dismiss Notice

Sakos & Game Fall 2022

Discussion in 'General Sako Discussions' started by stonecreek, Nov 18, 2022.

  1. stonecreek

    stonecreek SCC Secretary SCC Board Member

    Messages:
    8,536
    Likes Received:
    2,596
    Country Flag:
    USA
    State/Region:
    US Texas
    Jesper (now home in Denmark) read your comment and sent me a photo of his hand made Viking battle axe. But he says it not for throwing, so you have to get close enough to whack the deer in the head with it.
    axe.jpg

     
    RobertD, gowyo, misako50 and 2 others like this.

  2. gowyo

    gowyo Sako Junkie

    Messages:
    654
    Likes Received:
    299
    Country Flag:
    USA
    State/Region:
    US Wyoming
    Gorgeous craftsmanship! No need to throw away a perfectly usable blade...
     
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2022
  3. HelSako

    HelSako Member

    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    39
    Country Flag:
    Finland
    State/Region:
    European Union
    L461 222 rem and roe deer
     

    Attached Files:

    gowyo, misako50, stonecreek and 2 others like this.
  4. Spaher

    Spaher Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    381
    Likes Received:
    617
    Country Flag:
    USA
    State/Region:
    US Texas
    Sako AV Fiberclass 6.5x55;
    Sako Deerhead 156gr bonded soft point, 125 yds;
    Leupold 1.5X5.
     

    Attached Files:

    RobbC, gowyo, stonecreek and 2 others like this.
  5. Foxhunter223

    Foxhunter223 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    133
    Likes Received:
    83
    Country Flag:
    Australia
    State/Region:
    AU New South Wales
    This buck was very tasty. Taken using a Sako A1 in 222 Rem.
    [​IMG]

    Pete
     
    RobbC, deersako, stonecreek and 2 others like this.
  6. gowyo

    gowyo Sako Junkie

    Messages:
    654
    Likes Received:
    299
    Country Flag:
    USA
    State/Region:
    US Wyoming
    Hey Spaher, Nice setup.
    Are those Sako Low ringmounts?
     
  7. Spaher

    Spaher Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    381
    Likes Received:
    617
    Country Flag:
    USA
    State/Region:
    US Texas
    Gowyo, yes Sako Low ring mounts. Limitations on this scope with heavy duplex & at 100 yds it is difficult to get a tight group, not because of the rifle but the shooter since aiming small becomes relative to a bigger spot, if that makes sense?
    Low-light also an issue. A great hunting scope for work up to 100 yards, as I’d rather have it over a huge powered & extra large objective scope that have tendencies to catch & get bumped when exceeding the width of the field rifle.
    As to the Sako Fiberclass, I really like them & wish I had more calibers in it like 9.3x62, 7mm-08, etc. McMillan did a great job on this stock model. Given a choice between a Deluxe or a Fiberclass I’d probably go with a Fiberclass as utilitarian in all field conditions with flawless function as long as not over lubricated whether in dusty, muddy, snow or rain situations. I don’t believe McMillan makes this stock any longer, but I’d buy several to swap for field use on a couple of rifles. Sako hit a home run on this model back when.
    By the way, this was my first use of the Sako Deerhead that is a rounded tipped bullet and it performed well when it dropped this 205 lb (live weight) buck in its tracks with a shoulder shot aimed right up the leg.
     

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: Dec 4, 2022
    gowyo and stonecreek like this.
  8. stonecreek

    stonecreek SCC Secretary SCC Board Member

    Messages:
    8,536
    Likes Received:
    2,596
    Country Flag:
    USA
    State/Region:
    US Texas
    The "old fashioned" round nose bullets with their blunt noses tend to start their mushroom more quickly, but being both heavy and long they also penetrate well. They do lose velocity (and therefore energy) faster than their spitzer counterparts and also present a more arched trajectory, but if your shots are anticipated to be around 200 yards or less, then they perform admirably on game. Two hundred yards is certainly not any kind of hard limit on the use of roundnoses -- you just have to be a better judge of distance and drop if using them further.

    Since 90% of shots on game are closer than 200 yards, it would probably serve most hunters well to use them. I often do hunt where a doable shot is presented at somewhat longer ranges, so I stick with spitzers, but most of the time they offer little advantage.
     
    Spaher likes this.
  9. Bucktote

    Bucktote Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    543
    Likes Received:
    302
    Country Flag:
    USA
    State/Region:
    US Georgia
    Sorry y'all,
    No pics. Sat. pm. Red Fox @ last light 70 yds. Sako 30/06, 125 gr.
    No more turkey poults for that one!!!
     
  10. gowyo

    gowyo Sako Junkie

    Messages:
    654
    Likes Received:
    299
    Country Flag:
    USA
    State/Region:
    US Wyoming
    I've got a 1.5x5 I picked up a month or two ago, a set of lows sitting on the bench and 3 rifles that it could work with. I just wonder if I could get my fat head and face down that low! I guess I'll fit one up and see.

    I don't have a fiberclass, but I do have 2 AV hunter and an AII classic MCM stocks. One on my 7mmRM, one probably for my nib .338 (or .25-06 when I find one) and a .22-250.

    It's a shame MCM is out of the old model sako game.

    Gary
     
    Spaher likes this.
  11. stonecreek

    stonecreek SCC Secretary SCC Board Member

    Messages:
    8,536
    Likes Received:
    2,596
    Country Flag:
    USA
    State/Region:
    US Texas
    Nothing beats a smiling kid with his first deer! This was taken by our SakoSource friend Rodger's grandson. The rifle was an H&R Sako Model 317 in .223. Look at the body. That's a good West Texas deer! Taken at a laser-verified 200 yards with a single shot -- dropped on the spot.

    brady2.jpg
     
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2022
    deergoose, deersako, Unclekax and 5 others like this.
  12. stonecreek

    stonecreek SCC Secretary SCC Board Member

    Messages:
    8,536
    Likes Received:
    2,596
    Country Flag:
    USA
    State/Region:
    US Texas
    Oh, wow! Here's little brother the next morning. Same gun, same location, same 200 yard shot. These boys are ringers!

    Incidentally, the rifle is one I removed the pristine H&R stock from and replaced with a cut-down, slimmed-down stock I customized myself for a small-framed shooter. This is the fifth "first deer" taken with the little H&R 317, and all of them were 1-shot kills. In addition, my grandsons popped quite a few prairie dogs with it when they were smaller. If I ever run out of kids to shoot it (hope not) I'll put the factory stock back on it.

    brian1a.jpg

    Added, a note from his Dad: "After his big brother took his buck, little brother was pumped. He was up and dressed at 5 AM. I had had a late night involving adult beverages, but he was persistent. I asked him which blind he wanted to go to and he insisted on the same one where his brother had success, even though the shots would likely be long there on an open wheat field. When the buck came on the field it went straight to the feeder. I chambered his .223 and told him to shoot when he was ready. BOOM, and down went the buck in its tracks."
     
    Bucktote, deersako, Unclekax and 3 others like this.
  13. Bucktote

    Bucktote Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    543
    Likes Received:
    302
    Country Flag:
    USA
    State/Region:
    US Georgia
    Papa Stonecreek!
    Looks like you have already gotten your Christmas presents with those smiles on the youngsters faces. Keep up the good work & God bless you & your family & friends with many more precious memories. All the best!! B/T
     
  14. Spaher

    Spaher Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    381
    Likes Received:
    617
    Country Flag:
    USA
    State/Region:
    US Texas
    Sako's & game... thought I'd share one way of grilling fat feral sow dispatched with a .22 Hornet recently. It's now a rare treat as we have our eradication program and one occasionally shows up from the neighbors.
    Trim pork leg, use sea salt, coarse ground pepper & Montreal steak seasoning. On briquets/coals sear each side for 7-8 minutes, turn again for 4 minutes each side (flaming due to fat but only a bit as I cut off oxygen so no flaring and burning); wrap tightly in foil with 1 to 1 1/2 cups of water to steam for 1 hour+; remove and put back on coals for 3-4 mins per side. Juicy pork corn taquitos with my favorite roasted green sauce (mild) and scalloped potatoes with little cheese on top. Once you harvest one should try it different ways and plenty of leftovers if turns out tasty and healthy. Shoot Straight and eat well!
     

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: Dec 19, 2022
    misako50, gowyo, deersako and 3 others like this.
  15. icebear

    icebear Sako-addicted

    Messages:
    2,720
    Likes Received:
    1,678
    Country Flag:
    USA
    State/Region:
    US Arizona
    Looks absolutely delicious.
     
  16. CVCOBRA1

    CVCOBRA1 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    530
    Likes Received:
    151
    Country Flag:
    USA
    State/Region:
    US Illinois
    Learning to cook is a true art.......
    Grilling even more so.....
     
  17. Spaher

    Spaher Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    381
    Likes Received:
    617
    Country Flag:
    USA
    State/Region:
    US Texas
    Sako Hunt…most of the time it’s not what you harvest but the hunt as success is fairly infrequent.
    30F & end of rut with bucks chasing anything & everything.
    Then the turkeys move in & chase off the deer sounding like a flock of sandhill cranes. Not any surprise as I’ve seen a group of turkeys chase coyotes off. Caracara eagles swooping in looking for field mice or rabbits, which they chase on foot at times. A doe makes a brief appearance & is harvested with the eagles promptly landing and screeching to their buddies announcing an easy fresh meal.
    All the while enjoying the sights with a thermos of coffee being downwind of all the activity.
    The Sako sometimes just goes on 8A4776B4-73E4-4E44-AE04-0B5732AB9CFB.jpeg BA93ADAE-80B2-48B4-AD4E-2C540AEB8D15.jpeg a field trip.
     
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2022
    misako50, deersako, Unclekax and 3 others like this.
  18. Bucktote

    Bucktote Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    543
    Likes Received:
    302
    Country Flag:
    USA
    State/Region:
    US Georgia
    A men!
    Just seeing game & other animals for me, makes a successful hunt. I have seen yearling fawns greet their mothers during the rut, apparently after the doe was away for a few days, tending to the next generation . I used to feel sorry for people that never see the sun climb into the morning sky & hear the creatures waking up in the forest. What a shame to never see & hear that. Those sights are paid for by being there enduring the cold, rain or what ever the season brings. I can remember a hen turkey flying into the field my son & I were in with the sun at our backs. She landed almost at our feet and the OH S--T look on her face when she realized what just happened!! All the best to our group & I hope we all have many more such days!!

    Edit # 1. There is an Eastman's Gun Show in Savannah 12/31 - 1/1/2023 for any interested
     
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2022
    misako50 and Unclekax like this.
  19. HelSako

    HelSako Member

    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    39
    Country Flag:
    Finland
    State/Region:
    European Union
    Roe deer and L46 7x33 with Swarovski habich 6
     

    Attached Files:

    RobbC, Olli, misako50 and 2 others like this.
  20. Spaher

    Spaher Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    381
    Likes Received:
    617
    Country Flag:
    USA
    State/Region:
    US Texas
    Splendid!! 7x33 Mannlicher
    Great photo & congraulations!
     

Share This Page