Sako 30-06

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  1. 74 Hardtop

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    Hello, my friend recently found a SAKO 30-06 metal detecting, at an old gun range on the coast of SA. I am disappointed that this shell has no date on it.


    Was just wondering where SAKO produced in Australia (if they did at all) and what years they were active.

    Also if a rough date on this shell is possible?[​IMG]
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  2. stonecreek

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    Sako produced its ammunition at its plant in Riihimaki (although some components may have been sourced from other manufacturers like Lapua in Finland or Norma in Sweden). The Australian Sako importers (mostly D.W. Custer) imported the ammunition as well as the rifles. The casing you found could be of almost any age between 0 and 60 years old.

    By the way, it appears that Sako ammunition and components continue to be more available in Australia than in the U.S.
     

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