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Bofors steel barrels

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Sako parts' started by lredmon, Jun 8, 2006.

  1. lredmon

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    When did SAKO stop marking their barrels with "Bofors Steel"?

    Thnaks!

    Larry
     
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    In general, about 1968. But just about anything is possible with the configurations of our rifles.

    DeerGoose
     
  3. lredmon

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    Thanks DeerGoose...you are a great source of information regarding these SAKOs.

    Larry
     
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    I have a Sako Finnbear sn# 23770 that I bought that has no caliber markings on it. The rifle has a fiberglass stock and a parkerized action and barrel. could you tell me the caliber and date manufactured? It is also a L461R action. Thanks Ted
     
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    What is the big deal about Bofors barrels?
    I know of Bofors history and their big guns.
    Are the vintage Sakos with them really any better than the post 71s?

    Thanks,
     
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    I, personally, like them all. I have just had much more experience with bofors marked sakos and tikkas. All of them make an average shot (ME) a marksman. Not bad for barrels that don't need a lot of TLC. The overall workmanship on these rifles gains my respect the most. Aside from the bofors marking. Regards, Mike
     
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    Thanks, Mike.
    I agree with your points. I just happen to have a 270 and 243 with Bofors barrels. Finnbear is a gift from my uncle who bought it in new in 1962. It is a true tack driver and in near mint condition, so I baby it.

    The 243 has seen a bit more use and has redfield rings on it and a timney trigger. As a purist, I want to install period Sako rings and an original Sako trigger (where to find?).

    What do you think?

    PS: also would like to round out the battery with a Bofors 223.

    A
     
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    Tvatva1-There is always e-bay . Med. rings about 45 to 50 . High rings usually over 90. Triggers I've seen alot and know that the prices get ridiculous . I am currently bying some parts from a contact in Texas and he has some Sako rings for fair prices. Let me know what you need and I'll see if I can help or put you in touch with him.Regards, Mike
     
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    Thanks, again, Mike.
    The pre-72 243 has a period 4x12 Burris which appears servicable. Objective size does not appear larger than usual.
    I have a set of high rings which look like they may be too high for this application- do you think mediums would work?
    Are low rings too low for a 4x12 or 3x9?

    Andy
     
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    Andy- Rob just said a mouthful on the bolt clearance. I haven't had a problem yet but I can see the possibilities with some of the high end scopes. Your older burris should be fine with med. sako rings. Measure your objectives. You need to not be over 1 7/8" to use the med. I can't tell you about anything other than an L579 or A11 since I don't have any at this time. Regards, Mike
     
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    Thanks Rob and Mike.
    Will measure.
    Please let me know if any of you come across original trigger for the forester - or was the trigger same for all action sizes?

    Andy
     
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    Andy- Look at the for sale or trade section of the message forums. Sakobear has what you need-Mike
     

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