Rodger Bell/Sako Source

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  1. CHAUCER

    CHAUCER Active Member

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    Perhaps, like me, you click on the Sako Source banner and look at Rodger Bell's latest offerings. Do not hesitate to buy from Rodger Bell. You will meet a most likeable chap, and you will be (correctly) impressed with his honesty and candor. If he is holding and describing a rifle to you, that will be what you get. I bought my first Sako 49 years ago, and, as closely as I can figure, I've owned over 120 Sakos--many of them bought first by phone, mail, and now on the internet. In that time I haven't seen it all, but I've seen enough to know that there are some real scoundrels out there. And shipping? I didn't add my horror story to the recent thread, but a beautiful (c. 1968) Sako varmint rifle came to me in Wyoming in April with the barrel sticking out of the side of the flimsy carton, and the stock split open from the forearm tip back to the floorplate, a large wedge of forearm in the bottom of the box, and a scope bent beyond repair--and that was from a major national sporting goods store. Rodger shipped my rifle wrapped in bubble wrap, inside a hardcase, inside a large substantial carton. It took an age for USPS to deliver it, and they tried their best to damage it, but the packaging was superb, and the rifle arrived in perfect condition. I thought you all might benefit from my experience. After dealing with Rodger Bell, I say God Bless Texas.

     
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    paulsonconstruction Sako-addicted

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    I'd like to second that Rodger is enjoyable to do business with!!! I know he has several horror stories about shipping damage.
     
  3. Jeffy1

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    I'll add to the compliments. Rodger is great to deal with, honest, and fun to visit with. Bought several items from him. He is a friend I've never had the pleasure to meet in person.
     
  4. stonecreek

    stonecreek SCC Secretary Forum Owner SCC Board Member

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    Rodger's store is 250 miles from me, but I stop by as often as I can. The store itself is a treat -- old fashioned oiled wood floors, embossed metal ceiling, and stuff you just don't find at Wally World like cane fishing poles, Victor traps, reloading supplies, and of course, racks full of Sakos (and a few other nice guns). If you're ever nearby you simply must make a small detour to go see it before this kind of traditional general store has completely vanished.
     
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    kevinlg Well-Known Member

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    Yep......Rodger is good people.

    Last gun store like that.......that I was in.......was Mashburn Arms in Okla. City.................looooong ago.
     
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    CVCOBRA1 Well-Known Member

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    What happened to the pic and the link to his site that used to be in the upper right hand corner of this site?
     
  7. paulsonconstruction

    paulsonconstruction Sako-addicted

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    It's still there. It alternates with The Classic Arms Journal about every 5 seconds.
     
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    CVCOBRA1 Well-Known Member

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    I don't even see the Journal ad anymore. My Adblocker must have picked it up, never did before.
     
  9. Rocky

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    BTW, what ever happened to the Custom Shop banner on this forum??

    LOL!!
     
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    paulsonconstruction Sako-addicted

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    When he figured out he couldn't trick anybody here he sure pulled up stakes in a hurry!
     
  11. stonecreek

    stonecreek SCC Secretary Forum Owner SCC Board Member

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    Just go to www.sakosource.com if your computer is blocking the banner.
     
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    I recently bought a Sako from Rodger. Everything that he states on his web site, I found to be true. Could not do business with a better person! Wayne
     

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