Sako Latest AV in 30-06

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  1. sakolou

    sakolou Well-Known Member

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    Been away from collecting sakos for a few years, but jumped back in yesterday at a gun show.
    Was walking around with a Browning BAR 22 when I was approached by a gentleman carrying a beautiful AV Hunter in 30-06. He said he bought it new in the mid 80s, put it in his safe and there it sat for about 35 years. Due to the absence of any wear marks in the action, muzzle, bolt, pristine scope bases, etc. I believed him when he told me he’d never fired it. A swap, a handshake and home with me she went. Definitely above average wood for a Hunter.

     

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  2. gowyo

    gowyo Sako Junkie

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    Good trade. Welcome back.
     
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    Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.
     
  4. wombat

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    Nice, great rifle and calibre, I have one, only in more used condition as I use it for Hunting.
    Is that the original but pad?
    Mine’s more to a red colour.
    Hope you get out and enjoy it.
    Jay
     
  5. sakolou

    sakolou Well-Known Member

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    Thanks
    Good catch

    That’s the mystery. The entire rifle is pristine, except the recoil pad was changed - likely unfired outside the factory . Luckily the stock has not been altered. I used the recoil pad to get the seller to knock off $250. I have a spare, but since it will be hunted with it really doesn’t bother me.
     
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    wombat Well-Known Member

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    Hi Sakolou......
    Well.....you really got a good deal.
    Great rifle to carry and Hunt with.
    Keep us posted on the set up.
    What do you Hunt in California?
    Jay
     
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    sakolou Well-Known Member

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    Thanks!
    I’ve since escaped CA and am a NV resident. I primarily hunt deer, elk, antelope, coyotes, various birds, etc.
     

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