Sako 75 WSM Magazine?

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  1. LoneWolf72

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    Anybody know where I can buy a spare magazine in the U.S. for a Sako 75 Finnlight (300WSM) with an SM action? I just bought a magazine from Beretta and found out it was a 300WSM magazine made for a V action, which is too long for my short mag action. There is a block in the magazine that was sent to me to fit in the longer magnum action. I did not see anything available on Gunbroker, EBay or anywhere else on the internet. Thanks.[​IMG]

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    stonecreek SCC Secretary Forum Owner SCC Board Member

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    I think I have one. It holds three WSM rounds just fine, but it could be for a .308. It measures .985" width at the rear, .830" at the front, and the blued bottom is 3.225" long. If this matches your magazine's dimensions send me a Private Conversation.
     
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    I measured the steel part of the mag and got 1.08" at the rear, 0.98" at the front, 3.07" for length...and the aluminum base was 3.22" in length. So it seems your magazine may not work for my 300WSM.[​IMG]

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    I guess the mag box nor the mag base are steel...I measured the length and width of the mag box 1st, then the length of the base.

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    stonecreek SCC Secretary Forum Owner SCC Board Member

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    From the slight difference in measurements I think that the magazine I have must be for a 75-III, or 243/.308. Sorry mine won't work for you. However, if someone needs a mag for a 75-III they should contact me as I have no rifle that this magazine fits.
     
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    Thank you for trying.

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    paulsonconstruction Sako-addicted

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    From looking at the side by side pic of the mags, it appears the "block" part of the longer mag can be cut out & the end welded back. If the bottom plate can be modified as well (shortened) you would have your mag. Do you have a good metalsmith or weld/fab shop nearby? If so, it might be worth talking to them. Doesn't appear to be all that tough a job for one with the right skills & tools.
     
  8. LoneWolf72

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    Those are expensive mags to be cutting up in hopes they will work once modified. I think I would rather sell the rifle than do that. I require all my mag-fed rifles that are field guns to have at least 2 mags.

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  9. Sean Hodges

    Sean Hodges Well-Known Member

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    Lonewolf,

    Was just browsing at sakosource.com and they show a magazine listed as a 75 .300 WSM. If you go to the site, scroll down to scopes and parts. Have a look, maybe this one is correct and the price seems fair too.

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    Sean,

    I did not see any magazines listed for a Sako 75 SM action 300WSM. The closest thing I saw was a Sako 75 V action 300WM magazine, and it was SOLD. Thanks anyway!

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  11. Sean Hodges

    Sean Hodges Well-Known Member

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    I’d look again. It’s a stainless magazine for $75.00. States, Sako 75III 300 WSM. Look under the scopes and parts tab, shows available as of this morning 5:45 PST.
     
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    OK I found it...tried calling twice and never heard back. Says it's for a III action, which is for short action calibers, so who knows what they might have.

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    Glad you found it. Yeah, I guess the next question is, will it fit? My understanding is, they know their stuff. So hopefully they can verify exactly which rifle it fits. Photos maybe? $75.00 is a fair price if it’s right. Good Luck
     
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    I got an email from them over the weekend, and apparently the magazine had been sold, but wasn't taken off the website :( . Try, try again....

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