1. AGOSTINO MATTEUCCI

    AGOSTINO MATTEUCCI Member

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    My name is Agostino Matteucci.
    I am a new member reaching out to the Sako community. I have a few questions . The rifles i am looking for are both the Sako 85 Bavarian Left handed and in the calibers 243 and 270.
    I live in the central coast of California and we have a lot of wild pigs that need to be hunted. We also have a large amount of black tail deer.
    I have been looking for a Sako left handed rifle for about a year now. It is difficult to find a dealer or a gun shop that can help me order either of these guns. When i go to the big online gun stores, the Sakos are backordered not possible.. Has the company stopped making left handed guns in 270 winchester? Or even 243?

     

  2. gowyo

    gowyo Sako Junkie

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    Hello Agostino,

    Your best option will be eurooptics, gunbroker or Guns International. I was recently told by my local gun shop that there is a two year backlog on new sakos. Unknown if true, but I don't know why he would make that up.

    Gary
     
  3. P04R

    P04R Well-Known Member

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    If you absolutely want a lefty Bavarian, then the 270 Win is the one to look for. They make LH Bavarian only on the action length M, which means 30-06 and similar length calibers.

    I can only guess, but I guess the Bavarian isn't a very high volume item in the US, so you won't find anyone keeping it in stock ready to go.

    The stock is shaped with purely iron sights in mind so mounting a scope is often tricky, which limits the potential buyer base these days.
     
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  4. paulsonconstruction

    paulsonconstruction Sako-addicted

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    Member Bernie's Dad posted about a month ago that he just got a new Bavarian. See the thread "My new Bavarian 7mm 08". He might be able to refer you to a source. Left handers are difficult to find & the Bavarian is even harder. Expanding your caliber choices & model type may make it easier. Good Luck!
     
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    stonecreek SCC Secretary Forum Owner SCC Board Member

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    Be very careful with any listing on "Armslist".
     
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    paulsonconstruction Sako-addicted

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    Ditto!
     
  8. Bernie’s Dad

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    Europtic via Gunbroker


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    P04R Well-Known Member

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    Judging by the discoloration on the bear head emblem on the bottom of the grip cap it looks like the stock has been refinished at some point. The pad is also replaced. Not a collectors item, but great shooter for sure.
     

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