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#13949079 - 07/04/19 Re: John Wootter's 308 Sako [Re: roninflag]  
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I wonder how Mr. Wooters would have taken to the Ruger M77 RSI? I know how I feel about mine and it's a .308 Win. LIke his rifle, it's about a 1.50" shooter on a consistent basis but it's never failed to take a deer anywhere from 35 feet to 250 yards, the longest shot I've had to take with that rifle. It's no speed demon as the only load that works pushes a 165 gr. Sper Hot Core to about 2550 FPS but just fine as is.
Paul B.

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Our forefathers did not politely protest the British.They did not vote them out of office, nor did they impeach the king,march on the capitol or ask permission for their rights. ----------------They just shot them.
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#13953248 - 07/06/19 Re: John Wootter's 308 Sako [Re: elkrazy]  
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Woofers use of his Sako really stirred up an itch in me.... I had to have one!
Many years later I found one at a gun show, in .243 and bought it for $525.

It never made sense to me in that caliber and I soon had it bored out for the .358 win.
It’s one of those rifles that’s just plain fun to use. It always gets attention at the range.

The AR crowd all scratch their heads when they see it, while the loonies all want to shoot it 😄
The later later editions I’ve seen are bulky and unwieldy, imo......


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#13957601 - 07/07/19 Re: John Wootter's 308 Sako [Re: elkrazy]  
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Anyone know what happened to Wooters' Sako?
Bob

#13961604 - 07/09/19 Re: John Wootter's 308 Sako [Re: elkrazy]  
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"It never made sense to me in that caliber and I soon had it bored out for the .358 win."

Good idea. The barrel of the Ruger RSI is way too skinny to do a rebore. I went to the NRA convention back in 1982 and talked to a Ruger rep about running a few RSI's in .358 Win. The reaction I got from him you'd have thought I'd just asked him to ask his mom in a dog and pony show. The four letter words flew quite freely. My late wife was with me and she's hanging on to my arm afraid I'll deck the fool. I didn't deck him but I did tell him to watch his mouth in front of my wife or else he'd be swallowing a lot of teeth. When I pulled loose from my wife he muttered an apology. I still can't figure out why the attitude on a simple question? I know that a very few did escape from Ruger so some were made. I've even seen and held one at a gun show with a $3,000 price tag.

I have three RSI's all in .308. I also have an M77 in .358 Win. Two RSI's have really nice slim stocks but on is a bit on the clubbier side. I've been thinking of using the .358 by cutting the barrel to 18.5" and opening up the barrel channel to take the somewhat fatter barrel. Using the Ruger rear sight won't be a problem but I still have to figure out how to use the front sight. Then what do I do to save the now stockless .308 RSI?

Should I do this or just forget about it?
Paul B.


Our forefathers did not politely protest the British.They did not vote them out of office, nor did they impeach the king,march on the capitol or ask permission for their rights. ----------------They just shot them.
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#13961636 - 07/09/19 Re: John Wootter's 308 Sako [Re: PJGunner]  
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I've been attacked here a few times for asking a simple question.


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At my age I don't worry about recoil pads and extra holes for a side mount anymore.
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#13964698 - 07/10/19 Re: John Wootter's 308 Sako [Re: elkrazy]  
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H and R mannlichers based on sako actions balance as good or better that the sakos. even harder to find though.

#13967956 - 07/11/19 Re: John Wootter's 308 Sako [Re: elkrazy]  
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Dang it! Now I will have to look for H&R Sako Mannlichers

I just love the little Mannlichers. They just handle so well.

#13968324 - 07/12/19 Re: John Wootter's 308 Sako [Re: Jim_Knight]  
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Originally Posted by Jim_Knight
...... He was a big 7mm mag fan too. I also was "influenced" by his .416 Taylor articles. I had one built on a 20" barrel Mod 700. don't ever do that....:(


Why not??


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#13982197 - 07/17/19 Re: John Wootter's 308 Sako [Re: elkrazy]  
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Originally Posted by elkrazy
Dang it! Now I will have to look for H&R Sako Mannlichers

I just love the little Mannlichers. They just handle so well.

Elk the H and R mannlicher were only made on the medium and long action. the L461 .222 size mannlicher are really balanced.

#13984304 - 07/18/19 Re: John Wootter's 308 Sako [Re: elkrazy]  
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The little L-461 is nearly the perfect coyote calling rifle.

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After the first shot the rest are just noise.
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#13990322 - 07/20/19 Re: John Wootter's 308 Sako [Re: elkrazy]  
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One of my favorite reads is, Hunting Trophy Deer, by John Wooters. This book helped me to understand the vital relationship between buck to doe ratios.

Sherwood


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#13997394 - 07/23/19 Re: John Wootter's 308 Sako [Re: elkrazy]  
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When I moved to Houston in the mid 80's one of the first things I did after getting settled was to drive by John's house a few times...hoping he'd be outside and I could stop and shake his hand.

My stalking proved futile!

His wife probably warned him..."another one of those gun nuts it driving by"!


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