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Sako My first Sako - L461 in .223

Discussion in 'New members, please introduce yourselves here!' started by refthesly, May 12, 2022.

  1. BritinCH

    BritinCH Active Member

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    Do you have the same height rings for and aft on that setup? And what height did you choose?

     

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    Brit.......

    We're gonna need your rifle pics..........or it NEVER HAPPENED!!!!..:)
     
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    BritinCH Active Member

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    haha, I filled in their weird google online form yesterday, ordered the custom bases and rings in 30mm high. So lets see how long it takes :)
     
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    icebear Sako-addicted

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    deleted - duplicate info. For some reason the system won't let me delete the whole post.
     
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    Well they are on the way! Fantastic response time and even a heads up to some tips on installation. If the mounts are as good as the customer service I'm in for a treat!
     
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    icebear Sako-addicted

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    They are great, just fussy to install. As Stonecreek noted, the trickiest part is getting the reticle level and the two rings perfectly aligned on the bases. You might try putting some wax on the scope tube to make it a bit easier to turn when the rings are just a bit loose. Also, be sure to keep the parts of each ring segregated. Each ring is hand fitted and you don't want to mix up the parts. You might want to mark the parts in some way to be sure.

    I hope the objective of your S&B scope isn't too big for the Conetrol high rings. I have a Schmidt & Bender with a 42mm objective on my Krico in Conetrols and it's fine, but I don't know what height the rings are as I installed them about 25 years ago. If your scope is a 56mm, you might have a clearance problem.

    Have fun.
     
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    This is with the high mounts. It's a 50mm bell end ;-)
    Screenshot 2022-06-15 at 22.50.32.png
     
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    icebear Sako-addicted

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    Interesting. Did you make the computer graphic, or did it come from Conetrol?
     
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    I made it. Specifically to check mounting and scope options. I'm no expert but the important dimensions are correct.
     
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    D2.......

    Since it's a known fact that Stone has a blind spot when it comes to certain "good stuff ".........I would take'em......and appreciate the thoughtfulness much more.
    In fact, I may have a set of Leopold/Sakos to exchange.

    Somebody turn on the "Blue Light" !!!!!!! :)
     
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    Kevin, I was going to tell Stone that they would come with one caveat......he had to get them installed and sighted in by the next hunting season. I figured Stone would decline and I wouldn't have to buy them for his Xmas present.
     
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    IMG_5055.JPG

    front mount fits perfectly but as pre-warned the rear needs some work. As I'm on holiday next week for a month it might be August before they are fitted. But they do look great!
     
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    misako50 Sako-addicted

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    You are going to need a bigger mallet. I think I would opt for plan c at this point and get some other mounts. Uhhh, Sakos are good.
     
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    A tri-corner file has the correct angle to very slightly open the dovetail grooves in the Conetrol base so that it will slip a little further onto the dovetail. However, before doing this, as Misako implies, you may just need to be a little more aggressive in seating it. I use a piece of hardwood placed against the rear of the base and rap it sharply with a rubber or plastic mallet to assure the base is seated firmly.
     
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    Oh ye of little faith!

    Job done. Reticle straight. Range on Tuesday to test it. IMG_5056.JPG IMG_5058.JPG IMG_5064.JPG IMG_5066.JPG
     
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    How I wish I could be at the range in Switzerland to shoot next week! For several weeks I've had a recently mounted scope to zero and three new handloads to try for three different rifles. But with temperatures at 40 centigrade I don't feel like subjecting either my rifles or myself to such torture. Besides that, can you spell m-i-r-a-g-e?
     
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    Just to wrap this up. This is at 300m the rings are 5cm (2 in). She's a keeper ❤️
     

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    icebear Sako-addicted

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    I'd call that a winner. And by the way, nice job installing the Conetrols. How much of a hassle was it for you?
     
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    I found it pretty easy despite my initial reluctance to bash a $1500 scope! With the rings lose in the bases I could wiggle the scope laterally to get it lined up nicely then a couple of knocks with my palm as I tightened the cone screws was all that was needed.

    Filing the rear base with a tricorner file took no more than 5 minutes. Took longer to blue it afterwards :)
     

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