Heavy Barrel L46 in hornet, bee or 7x33

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  1. topgear

    topgear Sako-addicted

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    Just wondering if sako every produced a L46 heavy barrel rifle in caliber's other than .222?


    I can't remember ever seeing or hearing of one. Have any members ever come across one?
     

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    bloorooster Sako-addicted

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    all I have ever seen has been .222 rem or .222 mag.~Bloo
     
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    stonecreek SCC Secretary Forum Owner SCC Board Member

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    Ditto. But never say "never" about Sako.
     
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    paulsonconstruction Sako-addicted

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    Been racking my brain on this since I first saw the post & I'm getting where I don't trust my own memory, but I seem to recall a HB BEE for sale several years ago. Couldn't confirm it was factory & as I have no interest in the BEE I didn't pursue it any further. I will say I have never seen a Hornet HB & I have never personally seen a 7x33 of any barrel weight.
     
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    L-46 Well-Known Member

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    Very good question, i think they where made and sold special order.
    I can only guess a very few, in Bee and hornet, and at least one 25/20!

    20 years back i saw a factory L46 sako varmint barrel, stamped 25/20, it was not a replacement barrel, but a factory fitted one.
    It was fitted to a cheap rifle. The rifle was for sale in a shop and i was able to inspect it, someone had it rechambered to 25/06! I nearly bought it, just to pull the barrel, if only it had not been rechambered!
    Rubicon, one of our members, also saw this rifle at the time.
    Just have to keep looking, i guess.
    L-46
     
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    topgear Sako-addicted

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    It would be interesting if some HB's L46's were made in bee and hornet. I still hope to one day see someone post a L46 deluxe hornet as well!
     
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    topgear Sako-addicted

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    Just thinking more about this. If one was out there would it likely be in the U.S. Or oz rather than Finland? Were the HB's ever popular in the L46 in Europe or were they more an export rifle?

    Also has anyone ever seen a HB birch stocked .222 or .222 mag?
     
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    topgear Sako-addicted

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    Anyone seen one of these over the last few years or know if they were made?
    Wondering if the records indicate HB or not?

    I still haven’t managed to find a HB in bee, hornet, .25-20 or 7x33 or any proof of one yet:(
     
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    deergoose Sako-addicted

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    None here, TG. If I find one, I'm buying it !!!

    DeerGoose
     
  10. topgear

    topgear Sako-addicted

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    Just a bump. I still haven’t found one but would love to know if someone else has.
     
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    No, I still haven't seen or heard of an HB in Bee or Hornet, but a reliable source tells me they have a photo of Sasquatch riding Nessy across the lake.
     
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    topgear Sako-addicted

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    I reckon there out there. Bit like the deluxe finnwolf- it will just take some finding!
     
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