Sako AV bolt only closes in “fire” position?

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  1. Bernie’s Dad

    Bernie’s Dad Well-Known Member

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    It’s also a single set trigger for what that’s worth.


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    Old Hippie Formerly known as bloorooster

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    Have you used the single set function with this trigger? Can you explain how it works? I was not aware that Sako provided this trigger type from the factory until recently. I’ve never had one on my rifles, but the Fiberclass is new to me. I do think my AV has a crisp but stout trigger pull, 4 + Pounds to break. Now I wonder if mine is a single set as well.
    Does yours set by pressing the trigger forward?
    Was this a feature or option included to the A series rifles as a whole?

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    You press it forward and it’s set. Then it is a hair trigger. I have dry fired it but didn’t use it at the range. I don’t know if it was an add on. I didn’t buy it new.


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  4. P04R

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    What you got there is the Sako M90 trigger, which was used on some AVs and all of -91 series Sakos and is still used today with minor modifications and major value engineering. Also known as Tikka trigger, but I'm not 100% on board with that nomenclature.

    I'm fairly sure it is operating "as designed". At the base of the bolt handle is that kind of a ring of material that goes around the bolt body. I think this is what is hitting the safety pin and preventing it closing on safe. Later in the 75 series they added a little ramp cut on the bolt handle "ring", which allows the safety pin to be pushed down as the bolt is pushed forward.
     
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    Old Hippie Formerly known as bloorooster

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    Thanks for shedding light on the trigger P04r.
    My AV Fiberclass (880xxx) has the same trigger, while my Grendel (Sako AII action) has a #4 with the blade as Kevin described.
    Learn something everyday!

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    Thank you!


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