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Riihimaki 218 Bee Showed Up

Discussion in 'Show us all your beautiful Sakos!' started by kirkbridgershooters, Aug 10, 2017.

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  1. kirkbridgershooters

    kirkbridgershooters Well-Known Member

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    I bought a few older Sakos from an estate and they told me there was a 218 Bee in that pile. I got pictures and sent for it. It came in today, I am loading Ammo for it and taking it to the range to see how it shoots...


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    ricksengines Well-Known Member

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    Sure looks to be a beauty. I wish I could get that lucky. Be sure to give the old girl a good cleaning before shooting. Lucky dog!

    rick
     
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    It doesn't appear this gun has been shot much at all. These are the patches with copper solvent first and dry patches following. The magazine doesn't look like much, if any, ammunition was ever loaded in it...

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    I have been a very satisfied user of Bore Tech Eliminator as a copper solvent.
    It works so well you need nylon brushes because the copper brushes fall apart.
    It is however important not to spill any on the stock as it buggers up the finish.
    Just curious, what do you use?
     
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    Beautiful rifle.

    Marcus
     
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    Gorgeous rifle, Barnes CR10 also works well too but watch it around the woodwork.
     
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    You don't need hot solvent unless the bore has been neglected. I use Hoppes copper solvent...
     
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    Left side safety . . . great find Kirk . . . keep on collecting.
     
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    Montana Extreme really works but you gotta be careful using it.

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    I am not sure what you mean by "hot solvent" .
    I know it BTE removes copper from even barrels I had thought were clean when I first began using it.
    However I never have heated it up.
    The other solvent I heard gives great results is called "K12" but I have no experience with it.
    By the way you have an outstanding collection and I always enjoy the pics.
    Even more so when someone points out some obscure aspect of one of them.
    Cheers
    Kax
     
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    Hot refers to anything too strong to get on a wood finish without destroying the finish.
     
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    Your a lucky boy !
    It's hard to a 218 let alone one in excellent condition.
     
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    Fantastic find! Congratulations, Kirk.
     

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