New to me 243 Finnwolf

Discussion in 'Sako Finnwolf VL63 lever actions' started by Ojaileveraction, Feb 10, 2018.

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    [​IMG] Bought a Finwolf in 243 with 123xx serial #.
    Looks like it came complete.
    Three cartridge mag, front sight hood, mounts I've never seen before, bright yellow but plate spacer , sling mounts

     
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    I put 20 rounds through the rifle at various distances . Using the existing open sights. I'll need better optics if I want to get serious about shooting this rifle.
    The scope mounts are completely foreign to me. Nothing like I've seen before.
     
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    paulsonconstruction Sako-addicted

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    Can't open your IMG, so can't tell what your mounts are. If they are tapered dovetails & the front one is wider that the back one, then that is the Sako system that uses the Sako or Leupold one piece ringmounts.
     
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    Yes tapered dovetails. And I'll need Leupold/Sako ringmounts.
    Thanks
     
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    By the way from your description someone swapped the butt plate spacer as it should be white
    We would love to see pictures of your gun
     
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    paulsonconstruction Sako-addicted

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    Your buttplate spacer was white. It has just yellowed from age discoloration or someone may have added an extra coat of finish over it.
     
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    Thanks for the picture - as Paulson said from the picture it appears someone added a coat of finish to the stock and got it on the spacer but a nice gun with original scope bases and rear sight.
    congrats
     
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    That makes sense. Thanks all
     
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    Beautiful, Where in CA? Nice mountains.
     
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    North of Los Angeles, and then inland from the Pacific about thirty miles.
    The hills on the right are burned from the Thomas Fire that came through there in early December.
     
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    Cool, Not trying to be nosey - my daughter and Son In Law are in Pasadena - Fuller University.
     
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    101 to Ventura 33 to Rose Valley rd to Ojai Gun Club Rose Valley Shooting range. All Sheduled Shooting Matches open to public most weekends. SEE OVGC.CLUB
     
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    I mounted my Weaver T24 target scope on the Finnwolf .
    Went to the range for a quick sight-in. Not enough time for a full range but had it hitting the t300 yrd gong consistently.

    Had to dismantle the rear sight. Lucky for me the scope fit , just, with the base on the barrel. The screws holding down the base have been well buggered up.
     

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