New from Russia.

Discussion in 'New members, please introduce yourselves here!' started by BreezeAir, May 31, 2020.

  1. BreezeAir

    BreezeAir Member

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    Hi, all


    I'm from Moscow and I wanted to get a SAKO rifle ever since I was a teenager. So, here I am some years later with these two lovely guns:
    SAKO 85 Varmint in .223 Rem with an 8' twist.
    SAKO 85 Brown Bear in .338 Win Mag

    The first one is mainly for target shooting (we're not blessed with ranges longer than 300 m around Moscow) but I really wanna bag a roe this late summer if all stars align. The second I just bought and it is intended for hunting moose and red deer (possibly hogs) and maybe brown bear someday if I prove myself as a skilled hunter.

    Happy to be here and hope to deepen my knowledge of my beloved Finnish brand.
    Kiitos, Suomi!
     
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    stonecreek SCC Secretary Forum Owner SCC Board Member

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    Welcome, Breeze! So far as I know you're our first member from Russia. Being not so far from Finland, if you ever visit there be sure to go see the Finnish Hunting Museum in Riihimaki. They have a number of interesting Sakos on display and run a continuous hunting film, one segment of which shows former USSR leader Nikita Khrushchev hunting moose in Finland.
     
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    Oh, the responsibility. Thanks a lot for the welcome. Actually I was planning a family trip to Finland this summer. Hopefully, it won't share the fate of our London vacation. I was so excited to visit Purdey, Holland&Holland, and Rigby shops. I'll definitely visit Riihimaki and the museum. Obliged for the advice. Khrushchev was into hunting and received a number of unique firearms as presents which now turn up on auctions every now and then. When it comes to Soviet officials being into hunting no one comes close to the level of fascination Brezhnev possessed.
     
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    stonecreek SCC Secretary Forum Owner SCC Board Member

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    Yeah, this member of the animals that were equaler had a good taste. Guns, cars, and beautiful women. Can hardly blame the man.
     
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