L46 222 surprised by auction - maybe something wrong

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  1. Hillcountry

    Hillcountry Well-Known Member

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    I put a bid on this Sako L46 222 and it filled - to my surprise- do you think there is something wrong with it?
     

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    Did I pay too much? $1,175
     
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    i will wait to see if it will shoot before thinking about a scope
     
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    Nothing wrong there Hillcountry.
     
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    Thanks Deersako - just thought it would sell for more over my bid - gave me the jitters. Very excited about my small collection LR61; L579; L46
    HC
     
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    paulsonconstruction Sako-addicted

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    I've never seen a L46 standard sporter sell for over a grand unless it was a rare caliber like a 218 Bee, 22 Hornet, 7x33, etc., although I'm sure some of the common 222's have. Yours appears to be in outstanding condition & all original, so if you possibly paid a little too much who care's. It not going to make a difference in your lifestyle. Relax & enjoy it. Life's too short to fret over a few bucks. If you thought it would sell for more than your bid, you probably need to study the market a bit more before diving in on Gunbroken again. You've got a great start on your Sako collection with three of the all time classic Sako models.
     
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    I thought it went for more than average for an L46 standard sporter in .222, but it does appear to be in outstanding condition and condition is everything in pricing a collectible gun. I was watching that gun on GB and I thought it was a really outstanding example. You paid a premium for condition; no problem. When you go to test fire it be sure the action screws are tight - they loosen up as older wood loses moisture, and loose action screws will screw up accuracy as quickly as anything else I assume you have a Sako clamp-on peep sight so you can test fire it without a scope.
     
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    Unfortunately, only members of 24 hour campfire can view the photos. Perhaps you could download and repost? I'm kind of curious what makes an L46 in .222 worth that kind of money.
     
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    kirkbridgershooters Well-Known Member

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    Someone who doesn’t know any better...
     
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    Thanks Icebear, I will check the action screws and I do have a clamp on peep.
    HC
     

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