Sako AV Stock Replacement

Discussion in 'Sako Long/Magnum Actions' started by Richard Stanforth, Apr 18, 2021.

  1. Richard Stanforth

    Richard Stanforth Member

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    Hi Everyone,

    I picked up a Sako AV in 264 Win Mag (previously 338wm) and I am looking to replace the stock. It is a very plain Hunter series stock and I would like to replace it with a highly figured stock.


    Here is my question: I found a very nice 75-IV stock for sale but I cannot find any information about whether the AV action will fit in a 75-IV stock.

    Please let me know if it can be done.

    Thanks,
    Rick
     

  2. gowyo

    gowyo Sako Junkie

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    Howdy Richard,

    Sorry, they are different actions with different footprints. You will have to keep looking. Good luck.
    Gary
     
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    Tomball Well-Known Member

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    As gowyo said, they are different, see photos attached. Left is a 7 mm mag Model 75 known as V and right is an AV338 Win mag. Note recoil lug inletting differences. Sako sites will show difference designs or can be found on the net.
     
  4. paulsonconstruction

    paulsonconstruction Sako-addicted

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    Beings you have a stock you can have a stock maker with a duplicating machine create an exact copy from a "highly figured" blank. Then sell your original stock to recoup some of the cost. Cost would be dependent on the price of the blank, but you should be able to have a nice stock made & completely checkered & finished starting around $1000. Highly figured factory Sako stocks were scarce even back then, so finding one now will be a challenge! Last nice, like new AV stock I saw sell went for $500+ & it wasn't "highly figured". Good luck.
     
  5. Bucktote

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    Hi Richard,
    In the past I purchased several stocks from Richards Mocro fit stocks in CA.
    The first four were good & managable. The last one was a disaster.The action inletting was no where like the previous AV that I had ordered. The shelf that is on the left side by the bolt release was 1/4" too high, the style was to be a Frontier style and it came square. I understand it has come under new owners & sadly my experience with the new bunch is not good. The original owner was customer oriented and was a pleasure to work with. The figure of the wood was good. If you entertain using them be prepared for some extensive action fitting.
     
  6. Richard Stanforth

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    Thanks for all the info gents! I figured that it wouldn't work out, but it nevee hurts to ask. I have looked into Richard's and have heard both good and bad, but unfortunately a lot of bad.

    Thanks again!
     
  7. Richard Stanforth

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    Ok I guess I should have asked this. Is there another Sako model stock that would fit the AV?

    Thanks
     
  8. paulsonconstruction

    paulsonconstruction Sako-addicted

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    The only difference between the L61R & AIII action inletting & the AV is the AV has a slightly longer (about 1/4") rear tang, so they could be modified to work. The other difference is that Sako changed their barrel contours over the years, so that needs to be considered as well. There is no certainty of a "drop in" fit, but if the barrel channel is narrower it can be made to fit your barrel. If barrel is narrower than your stock channel, it's hard to add wood.
     
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    Hi again Richard,
    Mr. Paulson gives good advice there are stocks for sale on e-bay, I think one of them ia an A III. I hope you can find what you need.
     

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