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#5962903 - 12/25/11 Re: Sako 85 Finnlight 30-06 [Re: GaryVA]  
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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.

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Darn it GaryVA, Now I have to find one of these smile


Ted

In gun-free zones, an ambulance has to take the victims to the hospital. When citizens are armed, it’s the perpetrator being carried off to the hospital.
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#5962906 - 12/25/11 Re: Sako 85 Finnlight 30-06 [Re: old_willys]  
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To answer the question, keep it!

The Sako 85 Finnlight 30-06 is a sweet rifle.


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In gun-free zones, an ambulance has to take the victims to the hospital. When citizens are armed, it’s the perpetrator being carried off to the hospital.
#5962988 - 12/25/11 Re: Sako 85 Finnlight 30-06 [Re: zxc]  
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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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"...most of us would be better off losing half a pound around the waist than half a pound on our rifle."--dhg

#5963095 - 12/25/11 Re: Sako 85 Finnlight 30-06 [Re: VaHillbilly]  
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Can't the ring mounts simply be clamped down with enough tightness to hold? What about cranking on the screwdriver a little tighter?

#5963588 - 12/25/11 Re: Sako 85 Finnlight 30-06 [Re: DakotaDeer]  
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If it works as well as mine does I doubt you will want to get rid of it.

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#5963602 - 12/25/11 Re: Sako 85 Finnlight 30-06 [Re: 1OntarioJim]  
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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?


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#5963866 - 12/25/11 Re: Sako 85 Finnlight 30-06 [Re: DakotaDeer]  
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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

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

#5966524 - 12/26/11 Re: Sako 85 Finnlight 30-06 [Re: VaHillbilly]  
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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]  
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It ain't a cheap sport, I understand and have been there myself.



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#5970839 - 12/27/11 Re: Sako 85 Finnlight 30-06 [Re: Spotshooter]  
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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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