Finnwolf VL63 Finnwolf Variations

Discussion in 'Sako Finnwolf VL63 lever actions' started by Paul B., Jan 14, 2020.

  1. stonecreek

    stonecreek SCC Secretary Forum Owner SCC Board Member

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    A little gem from the records: Finnwolf serial number 141 (inspected April 1964) is listed as caliber 5.7x51. If I'm not mistaken, this is a cartridge designed in Germany that is a "stretched" .222 Magnum (the .222 Magnum has a 47mm case). As I understand it, the .222 Magnum standard ballistics were just short of what was required by law for roe deer, so someone came up with a stretched version that met the minimum requirement.

    I'll continue to search the records as I have time and will post anything that seems of interest on Finnwolfs.
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