New member from Ohio

Discussion in 'New members, please introduce yourselves here!' started by Robert Harpster, Mar 16, 2021.

  1. Robert Harpster

    Robert Harpster Member

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    New member to the forum in north central Ohio. Not a new To Sako. I enjoy a Vixen 6mm ppc although it is far more accurate than I am.

     

  2. paulsonconstruction

    paulsonconstruction Sako-addicted

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    Pictures of the PPC are always appreciated!!
     
  3. Robert Harpster

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    Will attempt...only a little bit tech challenged.
     
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    I have been collecting Sako rifles since February 1985. It was a Finnbear in 264 Winchester magnum. It has a 3 digit serial number. I since have collected a 308 Deluxe, 30-06, 6mm PPC, 222, 22-250, and a 7mm Mag. I have not been on the forum but hope to change that. I live in Stow, Ohio
    just west of Kent. I graduated from Kent State in 1970. Most of my guns are Pre-Garcia. The 6mm PPC obviously was not. I was wondering if all of the Pre Garcia guns have sights mounted on the barrel? Also, I have never seen a gun with the rear sight. However, there is a rear sight for sale for $199 I have been thinking of buying.
     
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    eBay has 3 listed today for much less, suggest you check here before paying $199.00. I see them listed often on eBay. Good luck
     
  6. paulsonconstruction

    paulsonconstruction Sako-addicted

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    Sako mounted sights on their rifles throughout their history. It just depends on where it was shipped as much as when it was made. The U.S. market tended to get more rifles without sights, as that's what the market demand was telling the importer. The pre-Grarcia thing has been a myth around Sakos for many years as "when" things changed or why a particular feature appeared. You will find late FI imported guns exactly like Garcia imported guns. The rest of the world has no idea what a Pre-Garcia gun is because they had different importers, so it's exclusively an American myth. Sako did not change things because of an importer changed & made changes over time as old parts were used up in a transitional manner, rather than abruptly changing things on a specific date. There are some interesting threads here about the pre-Garcia myth that you may want to search & other threads about transitional rifles when changes were made to the A series, as well. $199 is way high for a Sako peep! Keep looking. Pictures of your Sakos are always appreciated. Welcome to the club.
     

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