Sako 300 H&H

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  1. Rocky

    Rocky Well-Known Member

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    P1016149.JPG P1016165.JPG P1016173.JPG P1016161.JPG P1016153.JPG P1016155.JPG Picked this 300 H&H a while back. The original pad was crushed so I installed new one on it. Got this one off GI, was lucky enough to be the first one to see the listing. P1016149.JPG P1016165.JPG P1016173.JPG

     

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    Messed up! Didn't mean to post double pictures.
     
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    RifleNutPPC Well-Known Member

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    Wow, what a beauty!
     
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    Nothing wrong with that rifle! Such crisp condition, and a desired caliber to boot. Does it have the narrow sling loops? Thanks for the pictures.
     
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    I wasn't aware of different size loops. I would call these 1 1/4 inch.
     
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    Great find!!
     
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    The width of the narrow loop is about 1/4" less. It seems that Sako phased out the narrow loops around mid 1963 or maybe a little later. All of my 62 and 63 L61's have the narrow loops.
     
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    European slings are typically narrower than US ones. Sako undoubtedly changed to conform to the US market.
     
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    Just pure and simple perfection!
     
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    Rocky, That is an extremely nice example you have there. I assume that is a Custom Shop recoil pad. Who installed the Pad? Wayne
     
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    Hi Wayne. Thanks for the complement, and hell no I didn't give the Custom Shop three time what the pads are worth. I purchase a few of these before he got his hands on all of them, from Brownell's for I believe $35 dollars a piece.
    I Still have a few left. If I run out I'll just purchase a pad from Pachmayr for $29 instead of paying $130 for one of his. It won't say Sako on it but it will be close enough.
    I had a local gunsmith install the pad, he did a great job.
     
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    That's a beautiful rifle. Out of curiousity how do you know it's a .300 H&H Magnum rather than another .300 magnum caliber?
     
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    That rifle was built before the .300 Win Mag, etc. became popular. A .300 Magnum was a .300 H&H, except for a couple of wildcats that were not chambered in commercial rifles. Any Sako that is marked .300 Magnum, as opposed to .300 Winchester Magnum, etc., is a .300 H&H. Unless, of course, some idiot with a reamer and nothing better to do has rechambered it in .300 Weatherby, which you see from time to time. It was a fairly popular modification back in the heyday of Weatherby. Usually the Bubba who did it would restamp the chamber, but not always.
     
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    Thank you for the information.
     

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