L61R Optilock Base Question

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  1. Bassaro

    Bassaro Member

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    Hello all, I recently picked up an older L61R in 300 win mag. It looks to be a nice gun and I am looking forward to shooting it. I have a Zeiss HD in 3-15x50 that I plan on mounting on it. I already have a set of optilock high rings so all I will need to get is a set of bases.


    Does this rifle take the long or extended base?

    Did Sako change the dovetail size on the L61R at any point or time? Simply put if I get the Optilock mount for a L61R will it fit all production years?
     

  2. paulsonconstruction

    paulsonconstruction Sako-addicted

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    Sako dovetails have never changed. The Optiloks are all higher than they need to be & every scope I've seen mounted in them is too high. Even the lows are ridiculously high, so you may end up wanting different height rings, as the "highs" will put your scope above any reasonable height for your eye to align with. Your scope's position on the rifle for proper eye relief will determine if you need an extension ring or base not your rifle. Sako made a lot of good things, but Optiloks are not one of them, IMHO. Good Luck!
     

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