L61R .270

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  1. Ross

    Ross Member

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    Hello,

    L61R finnbear .270 am 67xxx
    Seems original...?

    I bought this rifle a while back and recently have begun handloading, so everything is finding its way out of the safe.


    Of course I’m interested to know more about the rifle but I’m also tryin to figure out what scope rings I can get for the existing bases. I’d love to get iron sights back on it too.
     

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  2. CVCOBRA1

    CVCOBRA1 Well-Known Member

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    Those look like Redfield bases but I would ditch them and just buy some Leupold rings that fit the Sako dove tails for a much cleaner look.

    https://www.leupold.com/scope-mounts
     
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  3. Ross

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    Totally ok with that if they aren't worth keeping
     
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    That rear base may prevent you from closing/opening the bolt......be careful.

    Needs fitting.

    Hope this helps.
     
  5. Rogan Kinnear

    Rogan Kinnear Well-Known Member

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    20200726_180621.jpg That stock could be twins with mine however yours is in far better condition. She is a lovely blond! Apparently the blond stocks we're made from Scandinavian walnut. If you google Scandinavian walnut, yellow, you will find timber that looks almost identical so it may be true.

    The checkering on yours is different to mine, I believe mine is a 'hunter' pattern but unsure what yours is. Looks similar to some of the checkering found on the varmint models. Can anyone explain the checkering patterns?
     
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  6. Ross

    Ross Member

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    Very nice! Thanks.

    I also have what looks to be that same rear peep as you, but looking to scope unless I can find fitting iron sights...

    Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
     
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    Nic
    Nice! I'm hoping to fit a Swarovski scope but need to get into a gun shop to see how much I am squeeze in between my eye and that rear leaf sight. Closest shop that stocks swaro is 5 hours away.
     
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  8. paulsonconstruction

    paulsonconstruction Sako-addicted

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    Sako advertised their stocks to be European or French walnut. French being a "blonde" walnut like that found on the Deluxe models. Walnut is not indigenous to Scandinavia, which Finland is not part of, but is cultivated there as a "park" tree in some southern cities in Sweden & as a nut crop source in zones walnut can grow. It is not plentiful enough to log on a commercial scale, so the chance that Sako used "Scandinavian" walnut is remote.
     
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    Good to know. Cheers
     

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