Sako New Here from Texas

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  1. Rolando

    Rolando Member

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    I just acquired my first Sako rifle no to long ago. Not sure what it is, but I love it. Model says AV. Any info appreciated.

     

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  2. paulsonconstruction

    paulsonconstruction Sako-addicted

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    You have a Deluxe version of the AV. The solid red recoil pad & the rounded forearm tip puts it's production date in the late 80's/early 90's. IMHO, that era of Sako produced some of the most aesthetically pleasing rifles they made. The AV was Sako's long action & is nothing more than a L61R action with a rear bolt shroud added & a 1/4" longer rear tang. Peruse the forum section an Sako Long Actions for more detail. What caliber??
     
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    16b410 Well-Known Member

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    Very nice rifle. Quality piece that in all likelihood will be very accurate. I loved the rounded fore end much more than the older L61, but didn't care too much for the exaggerated Monte Carlo / Cheek piece of the AV. I much preferred the solid red pad to the ventilated pad of the L-61 as well as the addition of the bolt shroud. To each his own, and either way you get a great rifle. Congrats on your find and let us know how she shoots.
     
  4. Rolando

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    Thank you for the info. It is a 25-06.
     
  5. stonecreek

    stonecreek SCC Secretary Forum Owner SCC Board Member

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    A Sako .25-06 in any configuration is currently in high demand, but the Deluxe version is in the highest demand and will bring a premium over most other calibers. Congratulations on your find!
     
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    icebear Sako-addicted

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    Almost makes me regret passing on an A-series .25-06 Mannlicher carbine at a show last year. The price was right at around $800, but it had some condition issues and would have required some restoration. I've got too many projects already, so I passed.
     
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    Indiana Jones was told to "choose wisely"........but I seem to only be able to buy luckily.

    So my only long action Sako is a 25-06.......about a twin to the one pictured by the OP. A nice rifle BTW!!
     
  8. Coleman Cowboy

    Coleman Cowboy Active Member

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    Welcome Rolando!

    While nowhere as pretty as yours, I've had an AV in .25-06 since the 80s...and a finer Texas whitetail rig you're not likely to find.

    Best of luck with yours!

    Mark
     

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