Sako Is this legit?

Discussion in 'Sako Long/Magnum Actions' started by Bernie’s Dad, Jun 11, 2021.

  1. kevinlg

    kevinlg Well-Known Member

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    You might try using the cleaning bore brush/rod.....as it has a lesser tendency to "skip" the lands.


    Also, measure while pulling the rod.....as the brush will stay tight on the rod.

    BTW......I use an old clothes pin, clipped to the rod, to help estimate one "exact" complete turn.

    Hope this helps.
     

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    icebear Sako-addicted

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    I mark the rod with a Sharpie or a grease pencil. Wipes off easily when you're done.
     
  3. Bernie’s Dad

    Bernie’s Dad Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the tips. I will try them!


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    Brush was the trick. 1/9.


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    Bernie’s Dad Well-Known Member

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    Ejected brass gets dented on the way out. Normal? This picture shows one not cycled and two that were. No scope. Ejects clean and far. [​IMG]


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    It’s happening super fast but I feel like it’s flipping the brass back and hitting the front of the receiver. Just a guess.


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    Bernie’s Dad Well-Known Member

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    I don’t know how I missed this before. Hysterical and true. I have the fever. Is there a 12 step program?


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    Old Hippie Formerly known as bloorooster

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    There is not, but it helps to have a buddy or two that know the facts of sakohaulizm. Especially if you can find someone nearby you. When you start jonesing balls, call them up. They will almost always show with one or two more Sako’s to sit on the couch with yours, and can you talk quietly together while paying attention not to wake the Mrs!

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    Old Hippie Formerly known as bloorooster

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    BTW..it appears to me that your brass is hitting your scope as the ejector launches it from the bolt face. You can either raise the scope or lighten your force or aggression towards cycling the bolt. The later is hard to rely on for obvious reasons, firing on a game species can cause one to react to the bolt cycle with a slight fury.
    Even if not remedied, your brass with be reshaped during the resizing process if you handload. The expander ball will make the dent go away.

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    icebear Sako-addicted

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    If you're going to be reloading dented brass, it would be a good idea to get a tapered expander. This will be easier on the brass and reduce the possibility of folding or crushing the neck at the dent. A tapered expander only costs a few bucks and is well worth it. I wish every die set came with one instead of the traditional expander ball.
     
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  11. Bernie’s Dad

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    Thanks. It happens without the scope. I am pretty sure it is hitting the receiver. I found a gunsmith who says he can fix it. Filing the extractor?


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    stonecreek SCC Secretary Forum Owner SCC Board Member

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    Amen!
     
  13. Old Hippie

    Old Hippie Formerly known as bloorooster

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    Nope..or at least in my opinion the extractor is not the problem. The ejector blade is what’s launching the spent brass from the action as the bolt goes rearward.
    Be sure he is competent and well versed. Metal, once removed can not be replaced. It would suck to have to find a replacement blade or have one fabricated.

    Edit: would be far less expensive at least for now, to purchase a tapered expander ball for your die set

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  14. Bernie’s Dad

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    I’ll get one


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    Here is my gunsmith’s response. He is well regarded. Seems like he will know what to do. He mentions the ejector as a potential issue
    [​IMG]


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    Latest update. My 1979 EuroClassic ejects just fine. No need for any smithing. Spent some time finding a good seating depth and powder charge (my first time loading) and she shot a 5/8” group.

    [​IMG]


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    The groups got bigger as I got closer to max charge. This was a 154 grain Hornady Interbond with 51 g of IMR 4350. Max is 52.9. I think I found what she likes.


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    That three shot vertical string on the left was 52.9.


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    Old Hippie Formerly known as bloorooster

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    Good shooting Daddy-o! You will find great satisfaction in hand loading. Tighter groups and also a great sense of accomplishment when you take game with a round that you mashed out all by your self!
    Enjoy!

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