Short Actions Sako L46 REM Mag

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  1. Thomas Davis

    Thomas Davis Member

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    Sounds good in theory,because the stock is fitted to that contour and Stonecreek said it's not factory.If you cut the threads off the ogive that means a rechamber job though.

     

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    Dose this help, hurt or just confuse this build price point ?
    Getting the ammo in today and going to shoot tomorrow will post accuracy and feed
     
  3. Thomas Davis

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    It's a mute point as to what you have in it now.You own it.Take it out and have fun with it.Too late to worry about how much you have in it now.
     
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    VERY TRUE
    Will do
    Thanks again all
     
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    stonecreek SCC Secretary Forum Owner SCC Board Member

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    As has been pointed out, the market for customized rifles is erratic and it is almost impossible to say what a non-factory rifle with a Sako action and modified(?) Sako barrel might bring. With the exception of very high quality and expensive custom work (extra high grade wood; well-executed checkering; deep, high-polished bluing or deep matte bluing; etc.), most customizing lowers the value of a rifle compared to the same in a fully original factory version.
     
  6. paulsonconstruction

    paulsonconstruction Sako-addicted

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    The value of any custom rifle can be all over the map, as was borne out by my assessment being quite different than icebears. As your rifle is not a factory gun it has zero collector interest & is just another "shooter" rifle among millions. Regardless what it is worth, it's not going to make a difference in your life or y0ur retirement, so just go out with your son and have fun shooting it. The "old school" barrel mystery makes for a good conversation starter, at the very least, & one your son could possibly pass on to his someday. Thanks for sharing your rifle with us.
     
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    paulsonconstruction Sako-addicted

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    Not sure what you mean. Recontouring a barrel has nothing to do with the threads on the shank & I am not aware of a barrel with a "threaded ogive". Just curious.
     
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    If the ogives are usually longer than that shorty that appeared in the pictures and they left the front of ogive alone where the caliber was stamped then one would think that they removed most of the ogive from the threaded end.
     
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    paulsonconstruction Sako-addicted

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    My understanding of the terms are that bullets have "ogives" & barrels have shanks & tapers. Ogives can be either secant or tangent & are a curved surface, but the straight section of the barrel just forward of the action is not an ogive according to Webster's dictionary, but it might be what they call it in your neck of the woods.
     
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    It sure is,and contour is the diameter of the barrel from the ogive to the muzzle.
     
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    If the guy took a newer barrel,changed the contour,and shortened the "shank" as you call it to make it look like a much older barrel,wouldn't the guy have to rethread and rechamber the barrel?
     
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    paulsonconstruction Sako-addicted

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    Why would changing the outside shape of the shank require rethreading or cutting a new chamber??? Recontouring the outside of the barrel has no impact on the threads or the chamber. If someone did indeed recontour the barrel, which is merely speculation, he removed the "forward" part of the shank, not the rear of the shank. That's one hypothesis as to why the SAKO stamp forward of the caliber stamp could be missing. We will never know for sure about this barrel, regardless. Could be guys at the Sako factory were joking around with an inspector!!
     
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    Well your right about one thing.We will never know.
     

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