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New member from the Scottish Borders

Discussion in 'New members, please introduce yourselves here!' started by Ettrick, Jul 31, 2022.

  1. Ettrick

    Ettrick Member

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    Hello !
    In the past I’ve owned a .270 Finnbear and a model 75 in .22-250. I’ve just acquired a Finnbear actioned .300 Holland and Holland made in 1975 by Ross Shire Rifles of Scotland. I’ve had a hankering for this calibre and when this rifle came up I couldn’t resist it. Reloading dies are ordered and now the hunt for cases. The auction firm said there would be no charge for storage whilst I await my variation on my firearms certificate. Looking forward to gaining knowledge on all things Sako.
    Thanks for having me
    Ettrick

     

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    icebear Sako-addicted

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    Sounds interesting. We will be looking forward to photos when the rifle gets out of Purgatory.
     
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    Thanks Icebear, this is photo from the sales catalogue, I’ll be sure to post better pics once it comes home.
    Ettrick
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    stonecreek SCC Secretary SCC Board Member

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    We're looking forward to more photos! The teaser you posted shows some interesting features. The magazine release is the early "s"-shaped version, and the bolt handle is not swept slightly rearward like most Sakos. Do you know who built the rifle?

    By the way, the .300 H&H is a favorite (and somewhat scarce) caliber among Sako fans -- and known as a great caliber among riflemen everywhere.
     
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    Like the EAW claw mounts, I never seen those types for a Sako. I have some looks like those but for a Mauser action. Bought back in 60s.
     
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    icebear Sako-addicted

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    EAW pivot mounts for Sako can be had in the US, but they are expensive and set the scope pretty high. I found a set on Gunbroker a few years ago, which I'm thinking about selling. There are also copies made by somebody in Eastern Europe, I forget where. Maybe Slovakia, or perhaps Bulgaria. Those are easier to find and less expensive. I don't know if the clones are available for Sako dovetails. I have two sets of those for FN and other commercial Mausers. One set is on my FN-Sako in .300 H&H and the other is in a drawer. The clones are hard to tell from the real thing. The quick and sure way is to check the ring screws. The real EAW ring screws are half a millimeter bigger in diameter than the clones.
     
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    Thanks for sharing
     
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    Thanks for the information, it is much appreciated. John Hogan is the gun/rifle maker who made it under the name of Ross Shire Rifles of Scotland. The history of the 300 Holland and Holland is certainly interesting and it still holds it own with more modern chamberings.
    Kind regards
    Ettrick
     

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