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#5961446 - 12/25/11 Re: Sako 85 Finnlight 30-06 [Re: Spotshooter]  
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I wonder if the steel used in a Sako barrel takes a re-bore? If so, that may be a good route with a used Sako on a budget. But doesn't need to be a 9.3x62 to be a great rifle, I was just pointing out how I'm liking the Recknagel sights and the new ringmounts added to a Finnlight package. I'm using scopes with forgiving ring spacing and generous eye relief, so the compact stand-up ringmount fits well without any need for off-set. I also like how the Sako dovetail system is machined for windage adjustment at the front mount. I have room to move the front mount forward or rearward, which moves the point of impact left or right in a calibrated degree so that I can keep my turret centered in its range of adjustment.

I'm also liking the S&B turret which is well marked having an indicator for adjustment travel within its range.

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#5961653 - 12/25/11 Re: Sako 85 Finnlight 30-06 [Re: VaHillbilly]  
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Originally Posted by VaHillbilly
Originally Posted by highridge1
What's wrong with Leupolds ring for sako's ? They seem fine to me.With the design of the taper of the groove, the ring can only get tighter.
Under recoil I agree but if the scope takes a wrap from the front it could pop right off, this system doesn't seem very secure in my eyes. The reason I don't like the Leupold ringmounts is a little experiment I made with them several years ago, I mounted these rings on a Sako mod 75 with a 1" dowel instead of a real scope to test for frontal impact as I had my doubts about this system, I tightened the clamp on rings to 40 inch pounds of torque and it only took one decent wrap from a 16 oz hammer too the front of the dowel and they flew right off, this was an experiment I came up with to see how the system would react to a hit from the front, as I said in an earlier post I never had any trouble at the range or in the field with the Sako or the Talley base ring set up but I also never tried this same experiment with ether of these, I only did it the one time as I was afraid of scratching the receiver of my rifle, I don't think one decent wrap to the front of a dowel mounted in screw on ringmounts would have any effect though I have never tried...............Hb


The scope would be F'd so the mounting system is a moot point.

#5962390 - 12/25/11 Re: Sako 85 Finnlight 30-06 [Re: zxc]  
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Your probably right in the case of a hammer blow like my little experiment laugh............Hb

#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


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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.


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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#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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#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

Bravo

#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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