sako 78

Discussion in 'Sako Rimfires and Small Action Rifles' started by Guest, May 10, 2003.

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    A month ago I asked for opinions on which 22 Sako I should buy. After receiving no replies, I opted to go with a Sako 78. The one I found had open sights as well as scope bases. It arrived today, and after 2 weeks of anticipation, my day was ruined. The rear base was drilled into the top of the receiver, not using the factory holes, and drilled crooked. The wood by the front of the receiver where the barrel goes in was broken out, and revarnished. There was even a run in the varnish. The action has been glass bedded, and the barrel is away from the wood by 3/16ths of an inch at the end of the stock. The trigger pull was a hefty 9 oz., and the end of the barrel has been cold-blued. Other than that, the rifle was "like new" as described by the owners. It is going to be sent back as soon as UPS opens on monday. If anyone has a nice, honest 78 22lr they want to sell, or know where one is, Please let me know. Prarie Dogs will be in prime season soon and I sold my Ruger 7722 because I was tired of looking at it. All I want is a nice Sako 78 22lr, with a trigger I can adjust to 2 lbs. Thanks for your help, Scott

     

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    Don't feel too bad, it happened to me. I asked all the usual questions and received the normal answers. The gun I reciever was not the long range hunter model, but rather a rebarreled, refinished, glass bedded reciever. The kicker of it all was that it wasn't a 270 as advertised but rather a .264 win mag. It's currently being made into a 7mm stw with a Mcmillian stock. This story may have a happy ending, I'll find out soon. Also, if you have a hard time finding a good Sako 22, I have a n.i.b. Kimber that has sat in the safe for the last year. I'm told their tack drivers but I'd sell it to you for $500. [email protected]
     

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