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#5962903 - 12/25/11 Re: Sako 85 Finnlight 30-06 [Re: GaryVA]
old_willys Offline
Campfire Guide

Registered: 04/20/08
Posts: 4519
Loc: Ventura County CA
Originally Posted By: GaryVA
Currently my favorite version of the Finnlight, the new Black Bear. Basically a black Finnlight chambered in 9.3x62 with Recknagel Sights and barrel band swivel mount, weighs 6 1/2 pounds.





Darn it GaryVA, Now I have to find one of these smile
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#5962906 - 12/25/11 Re: Sako 85 Finnlight 30-06 [Re: old_willys]
old_willys Offline
Campfire Guide

Registered: 04/20/08
Posts: 4519
Loc: Ventura County CA
To answer the question, keep it!

The Sako 85 Finnlight 30-06 is a sweet rifle.
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#5962988 - 12/26/11 Re: Sako 85 Finnlight 30-06 [Re: zxc]
pal Offline
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Registered: 07/06/11
Posts: 4329
Loc: so cal
Originally Posted By: Furprick
...The dove tails are cut in one operation and are parallel to each other...


Sorry, but the dovetails are not parallel to each other
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#5963095 - 12/26/11 Re: Sako 85 Finnlight 30-06 [Re: VaHillbilly]
DakotaDeer Offline
Campfire 'Bwana

Registered: 01/19/05
Posts: 14871
Can't the ring mounts simply be clamped down with enough tightness to hold? What about cranking on the screwdriver a little tighter?

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#5963588 - 12/26/11 Re: Sako 85 Finnlight 30-06 [Re: DakotaDeer]
1OntarioJim Offline
Campfire Guide

Registered: 08/09/05
Posts: 2861
Loc: N. Shore, L. Ontario
If it works as well as mine does I doubt you will want to get rid of it.

Jim

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#5963602 - 12/26/11 Re: Sako 85 Finnlight 30-06 [Re: 1OntarioJim]
Spotshooter Offline
Campfire 'Bwana

Registered: 05/10/03
Posts: 11682
Frankly you should sell it to learn a lesson, that indeed you don't know what you have.

Sell it for a donor action for around a grand, then the guy who buys it can post some teeny tiny groups and lots of dead game .

Questions?



Edited by Spotshooter (12/26/11)
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#5963866 - 12/26/11 Re: Sako 85 Finnlight 30-06 [Re: DakotaDeer]
VaHillbilly Offline
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Registered: 02/06/07
Posts: 4013
Loc: BSG Virginia
Originally Posted By: DakotaDeer
Can't the ring mounts simply be clamped down with enough tightness to hold? What about cranking on the screwdriver a little tighter?
I only tried this one time with 40 inch pounds of torque applied to the ringmounts,as I didn't want to scratch the receiver of My rifle, I did have a horrified buddy that observed my experiment go home and tighten his Lepold ringmounts so tight that he snapped one of the screw heads off, I don't know how much pressure he used but it must have been quite a lot. I think that my little experiment exposed the Leupold Sako ringmount is an inferior system and I think it also exposed the inherent weakness of the Sako scope mounting system overall, If Sako wants an integral mounting system machined right into the receiver I think they could have taken a lesson from Ruger and designed a similar type bomb proof system then in my opinion they would have nearly a perfect rifle....................Hb

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#5964233 - 12/26/11 Re: Sako 85 Finnlight 30-06 [Re: VaHillbilly]
SamOlson Offline
Campfire Kahuna

Registered: 02/02/06
Posts: 23681
A couple years ago I mounted a set of Optilocks(minus scope) on my 85. I'd read about the stories of them popping loose so I had to test.

Took a piece of 1" or so wooden dowel about 16" long and beat on the Opti's. They didn't budge.
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#5965602 - 12/26/11 Re: Sako 85 Finnlight 30-06 [Re: SamOlson]
Spotshooter Offline
Campfire 'Bwana

Registered: 05/10/03
Posts: 11682
Wholly crap dudes I was kidding , just saw you posted it in the free classified.

Well you'll learn either way
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#5965652 - 12/26/11 Re: Sako 85 Finnlight 30-06 [Re: Spotshooter]
VaHillbilly Offline
Campfire Guide

Registered: 02/06/07
Posts: 4013
Loc: BSG Virginia
Excellent Sam that's some good information, I'm glad someone else has done a similar test to mine, it sounds like the Optilocks are pretty solid................Hb

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#5966524 - 12/27/11 Re: Sako 85 Finnlight 30-06 [Re: VaHillbilly]
highridge1 Offline
Campfire Tracker

Registered: 06/19/06
Posts: 5469
Loc: NW Montana
Gave it some thought ,but put it in the classifieds. If I keep it ,I have to buy another scope !! Scope after scope after scope where does it end?!?! If I don't sell it I won't be heart broke..
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#5967276 - 12/27/11 Re: Sako 85 Finnlight 30-06 [Re: highridge1]
Spotshooter Offline
Campfire 'Bwana

Registered: 05/10/03
Posts: 11682
It ain't a cheap sport, I understand and have been there myself.
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#5970839 - 12/28/11 Re: Sako 85 Finnlight 30-06 [Re: Spotshooter]
VaHillbilly Offline
Campfire Guide

Registered: 02/06/07
Posts: 4013
Loc: BSG Virginia
I too know the pain this man feels all too well! I don't think there is an end for a rifle looney unless it would be death...................Hb

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