New to me l61r in 30-06

Discussion in 'Show us your Sako' started by Hunter25, Aug 31, 2021.

  1. Old Hippie

    Old Hippie Formerly known as bloorooster

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    Congratulations on the new grandson! Grandchildren are wonderful free entertainment!
    I have 5 of the little monsters, actually a couple of them have gotten quite large!
    Best wishes and thoughts go out to the little dude!
    Hoping everyone is doing well.

    Bloorooster

     
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    A couple quick full length outdoor photos.
    I'll probably order another sling and some cartridge holders similar to some I have now. Found a small leather shop in Lithuania with unique products and really good pricing and shopping on etsy.
     
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    Having a hard time uploading pictures today.
     
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    Keeps saying the file is too large. Just trying one picture.
    I'll try again later
     
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    icebear Sako-addicted

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    That is one very nice looking rifle.
     
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    Old Hippie Formerly known as bloorooster

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    Hey!
    It’s another one of those shiny little donuts!
    Yes it is, a fine looking gun! She should serve well , but she’ll get dirty looks from some of the other Gals in the safe. Jealousy will rise, as “That new European gun in corner gets all the attention!”

    Bloo
     
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    Old Hippie Formerly known as bloorooster

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    25…the ammo pouches…me likes!…how many rounds do they hold?

    Bloo
     
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    They only hold 5. I prefer 10 but honestly have never needed them.
    She makes a couple sizes and several different stamped designs. I gave several for Christmas gifts last year.
    I'll see if I can find the link
     
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    Old Hippie Formerly known as bloorooster

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    My thoughts exactly! Thanks for the link!

    bloo
     
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    I see she added some 10 count.
    And normally has slings and such.
    She responds fairly quickly to messages also.
     
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    Occasionally different stampings as well.
     
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    25, those pouches are nice. For years I used a leather ammo pouch that slides on your belt and holds 12. But they were just too big, made it hard to put anything else on your belt. So I started cutting them in half to make 2 pouches, one for 6 rounds and the other for 5. One loop was lost when you cut it in half. I put the 5 round on my belt and if I think I need more rounds, I load the 6 round and carry it in a pocket. The pouch keeps the ammo from rattling around loose in your pocket. Plus the smaller pouch let me put something else on my belt. My are plain though and not as nice looking as your custom made ones.

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    I stumbled on these while looking for anything leather.
    I prefer the more traditional and unique things.
     
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    Question for the group: does the fact that FinnBears are a bit heavy help make them more accurate in the long action calibers? Is it not necessary in the 243 and 308? Does it reward you for lugging an extra pound up those hills?


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    Old Hippie Formerly known as bloorooster

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    Dad…good question. A rifle ,in connection to accuracy according to weight, can be understood in different aspects. A heavy barrel contour may be less whippy than a Sporter weight barrel. That will be of any size or caliber. Heavy barrels heat up slower. Blah blah..
    On the other hand…heavier rifles, because of the extra mass can be more accurate for the shooter because the gun doesn’t wobble and twitch like an ultralight can in the hands of the shooter, making it easier or more steady to hold on and follow thru the shot.

    make sense?

    bloo
     
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    Dad, that question has a lot of ifs, ands, and buts and some butts. For example, my butt is wore out, so if I can step out of the truck and shoot across a fence post, I'd like to shoot my almost 9 lb 264 Deluxe. If I have to walk maybe as far as 1/4 mile (at the most and also flat land) to take a shot, I'd want my deluxe 243 and someone with me to drag the deer back to the truck. Until my butt wore out in my early 70's, I would walk hills all day with a 9 to 10 lb Sako with very little problem. I wouldn't get tired of carrying the rifle, but my feet might hurt a little.
     
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