Reciver groves

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  1. b75cj5

    b75cj5 Member

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    On my Sako Finn Bear on top of the reciver , front and rear, there is a grove on either side. Peep sight monuted to the rear. What are they called and can Sako dovetail mounts be attached directly to them like the Peep sight?

     

  2. marlin92

    marlin92 Well-Known Member

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    They act as mount points for a variety of scope rings and in some case bases ( Sako, Leupold, Optilock, Redfield, Burris, Warne, and Talley to name a few) the older style Sako rings can be mounted directly on them just like the peep sight.
     
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    stonecreek SCC Secretary Forum Owner SCC Board Member

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    Yes, they are for scope (or peep sight) mounting and are tapered from rear to front. The famous "Sako Tapered Dovetail" is one of the strongest and most versatile scope mounting systems ever devised. However, although very simple in concept, people can come up with novel ways to mount rings on them WRONG, so if you start to mount a scope be sure to read through the many threads on how to properly mount each type of ring made for them.
     
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  4. Sean Hodges

    Sean Hodges Well-Known Member

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    The other knucklehead move is to somehow believe it’s reasonable to drill and tap the top of the dovetails to somehow provide an extra measure of stability. The design does not need anymore stability because of the ingenious taper which will in some cases (depending on ringmount selection) further tightens the ring set simply by firing the rifle.
     
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    And the three previous posts tell you all you need to follow to properly mount scopes to Sako rifles. Sakojim.
     

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