Short Actions 6mm ppc and 7x33, small test

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  1. Norway.375

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    Resized_20190704_194753.jpg IMG_1906.jpg IMG_1905.jpg Today I tested for the first time my "new" S491. It was amazing!
    Scoped with Bausch and Lomb Elite4000 6-24 x 40.
    70 grains Nosler partition gave me 10 mm at 100 meters.(pic.2)
    Also the 7x33 from 1946 putted 3 bullets in 10 mm senter to senter. Soft point factory-loaded.(pic.3)

     
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    Norway.375,

    Very nice accuracy. It always feels great to shoot a 'new' rifle and find out that it's as accurcat as your pics above.

    Also very nice looking shooting range. Much prettier than where I shoot.

    :)
     
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    7x33 is a great result. what sight did you use ?
     
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    Very impressive!
     
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    I used a Nordic Sport 3-9 x 40. I think it is too big and high. But I like the 9 x (or more).
     
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    Yes, too high scope mounting is a problem with the older L46's and their lower stock combs which were designed for iron sights. It is compounded by the rear "ladder" sight being in the way of a scope's objective bell. I have addressed this by using a scope without an objective bell like a 3X or even a Leupold 1.5-5X. The low magnification isn't ideal for target shooting, but it is ample for hunting at the distances you shoot with a 7x33.
     
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    Yes,just correct! I will post a pic. when another scope is mounted.
     
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    Agree 100%. The 1.5-5x Leupold is ideal for a low mount on a rifle with iron sights. I have one on my AV in 9.3x62. It is one of the few modern scopes that will work with old-style Sako low rings. I used to have a similar Tikka brand scope, which I bought in Helsinki. I believe the Tikka scope was actually made by Hakko - it looked exactly like the comparable Hakko. The Hakko brand was popular in Finland at the time. I wish I still had the Tikka scope but I sold it to the guy who ran the old Sako collectors board.
     
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    stonecreek SCC Secretary Forum Owner SCC Board Member

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    Hakko made good optics. I've seen one "Sako"-branded scope which was in all likelihood made by Hakko.
     
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    Not surprising. I bought my Tikka scope in Helsinki post-merger, so if they were putting Tikka labels on Hakko scopes, why not Sako as well?
     
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