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WARNING SAKO PORN .17 rem - You've been warned !

Discussion in 'General Sako Discussions' started by topgear, Jan 26, 2013.

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  1. topgear

    topgear Sako-addicted

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    Happy Australia day for all our Australian members and happy 'Burns night' for our Scottish clansman!

    To celebrate the event please see the attached link, a visual gift:


    http://edlapourgunsmithing.com/custom-rifles/sako-vixen-17-remington/

    warning link is likely to cause heart flutters and make your sako deluxe feel a little second rate!

    I do wonder how this rig would go spotlighting on the back of my ute this winter!
     
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    WOW lovely work.
     
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    gowyo Sako Junkie

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  4. gowyo

    gowyo Sako Junkie

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    My AV software went nuts on the link. Can you post a pic?
     
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    What a fabulous work of art. Thanks so much for sharing this with us.

    rick
     
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    For what it's worth, I have several rifles on which Ed LaPour did the metal work (although I hasten to mention that none came remotely close to the work of art in the picture; no engraving was requested). His stockmaker partner, Bruce Farman, did the stocking. I have two rimfires sitting with Ed and Bruce at the moment. These guys are really talented and have the requisite eye to detail.
     
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    Looked at that rifle and the first thing that came to mind was what do I do with it now if I owned it?? Yea, shoot it once....maybe....
     
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    Works of art are to be admired, cherished and cared for. Shooting them doesn't even come into the picture unless you have some sort of mental lapse or a senor moment.

    rick
     
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    My buddy always tells me when I hunt with a Super Deluxe that if he owned a gun like that, he'd have to buy another just to protect the first one!
     
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    C-monkey,
    I think you should tell your buddy to giddyup !
     
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    Well...I don't know, guys. I think having a beautiful rifle with you on a hunt would really enhance your enjoyment of the experience--unless, I guess, you were engaged in really rough hunting, with lots of slogging through terrible terrain, through dense brush and mud, etc. On something like a varmint hunt or an easy deer or pronghorn hunt in open terrain, I can definitely see taking out a beautiful walnut-stocked custom rifle, and I'd have no hesitation in taking one to the range. I've done this with all my custom guns. Locking it up in the safe just wouldn't do it for me. I'd want to see it in action as much as possible. :)
     
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    That's definitely one of those "white glove" firearms, meant for looking at. If I could afford one I'm sure there would be others in my safe to use as hunting tools. Some are gems and others are tools, no doubt what that one is.
     

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