Sako 25-06 ammo with 107E bullet

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  1. natman

    natman Member

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    I recently picked up a few boxes of Sako 25-06 ammo at an estate sale. It's marked as having a 6G bullet, which I assume means 6 grams. This equals 92.5 grains. It's unusual for a 25-06 bullet because it is a flat point. The box is marked 107E, which I understand is Sako's number for the bullet and that this same bullet was used in some Sako 25-35 loads.

    What might the intended use be? Why load such a light, frangible bullet at 25-06 velocities? Is this ammo collectable or should I just use it for sighting in / practice and reload the cases?

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  2. paulsonconstruction

    paulsonconstruction Sako-addicted

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    My guess is they were made for smaller, light skinned game & pest/vermin control. I have never seen these before, so before I shot them up I would inquire about their value in the cartridge collector world. Sometimes an empty box of a rare round can bring more than new loaded ammo. So, a full box could be worth more than you think. You might search past threads here, as I seem to remember someone posting here with a rather large collection of Sako ammo.
     
  3. natman

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    I agree, that's why I asked that very question. ;)
     
  4. topgear

    topgear Sako-addicted

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    I think they would be a perfect match for Australian grasshoppers - the five foot furry variety.

    As to collectability, hopefully Susanna or Alpine Hunter can chime in here, both do a lot of collecting of old sako ammo.
     
  5. alpine hunter

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    Must have been loaded for smaller game - maybe something like Roe Deer. Not sure if it is for the European market or elsewhere so the intended use could be a number of different small game animals.
    I haven't seen this load myself but then there is a lot I haven't seen yet as I have only been chasing Sako ammo for a couple of years. I do have a photo in my files found on the net somewhere of the same box and same flat point projectiles so it isn't a one off load.
    Value is probably only the same as shooting ammo. There aren't many people specialising in Sako ammo or varieties of 25-06 so the demand isn't there even if supply is low. Rare cartridges from categories such as military experimentals, popular companies such as WRA Co or popular collecting calibres like 303, 223, 9mm can be worth a considerable amount. A lot of other rare cartridges might be medium value while many other rare cartridges might only be worth a dollar or two because collectors aren't actively seeking them out.
    Undoubtedly it is an interesting load and collectible to the collector who has a gap in their collection where this box fits. Even common ammo has a place in a collection.
     

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