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  1. Brian P.

    Brian P. Member

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    I started collecting Sako rifles a few months ago. Nobody warned me what a dehabilitating condition Sako addiction is. I started out with a L61R in 25-06. Then it went downhill from there. I also picked up an 85 Bavarian in .308, a L61R deluxe in 30-06, and a L461 in .17 Rem. I am wondering if I will be able to get control of this addiction before the wife leaves with the kids. Excited to learn from the wealth of knowledge amassed on this forum.

     

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    blackjack Well-Known Member

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    Hello Brian,
    I do have concerns for you, but sadley there is " NO " cure for Sako addiction. I could say try yoga, jogging, swimming etc etc could help, but any other pastime is frugle and does not help. I get reacurring nightmares about L46's L461's - .281 Bee's .22 Hornet's .222 Rem. Magnums etc etc but nothing works to ease the pain. Doctors will say to you " Brian you will have to learn to live with Sako addiction as there is " NO " known cure," and I am afraid I would have to agree with them!
    BTW we at at SCC are very wecome to " Pipe You Aboard ".
    Blackjack AKA { Mike The Limey }
     
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    ricksengines Sako-addicted

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    Now that you are hooked better get a second job to feed your SAKO addiction.

    Welcome aboard and enjoy all of the great info that can be found here.

    rick
     
  4. stonecreek

    stonecreek SCC Secretary Forum Owner SCC Board Member

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    Alas, another poor victim. Here is something I wrote several years ago about this illness:

    Yes, it is a disease, not a flaw in your character, and it is called "Sakoholism".

    It often starts as innocent social shooting event such as a once-a-year deer camp. One guy shows off his Winchester, you show your Ruger, then this other guy brings out a Sako and invites you to "just hold it". Then, the next day after you "just held it a little while", he invites you to use it to shoot a deer. That's it. You thought you could "just give it a try", but you've already become addicted. The same thing can happen at the shooting range where the guy at the next bench happens to have a Sako and you see through your spotting scope that he's shooting tiny little groups right in the bullseye. Or on a prairie dog hunt where your Remington is being knocked in the dirt by a "friend's" Sako. Sakoholism has even been known to develop in people who have never even fired a Sako just by holding one in a gun shop. The pushers are everywhere.

    Unfortunately, there seems to be no twelve-step treatment for Sakoholism. The only way it has ever been arrested is for the victim to acquire so many Sakos that he is financially bankrupted and forced to go "cold turkey". However, the mental stress of such a "cure" is more than most afflicted Sakoholics can bear and usually results in their simply sitting at a computer staring at Sako porn sites like "Gunbroker" and similar sites which cater to a person's baser instincts.

    However, the disease almost always has a happy ending: The poor addict ultimately dies and his family is left with dozens of beautiful, valuable heirlooms. The family members are usually not so prone to addiction, so each one takes a Sako home as a remembrance of Granddad, while Grandma takes a trip to Europe with the money from the sale of the rest of the Sako stash.
     
  5. Brian P.

    Brian P. Member

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    I started out innocently browsing gunbroker and arms list. Now I am losing hours, days, and weeks searching for Sakos. I have even met strangers in poorly lit parking lots just to feed my addiction.
     
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    ricksengines Sako-addicted

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    Yepper and before you know it, you'll need a new gunsafe.
     
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    You, as are many of the rest of us, are doomed.
     
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    Yeah, you're not alone. Seems to be contagious, even over the internet
     

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