L46 Sako l46 riihimaki .222 scope fitting

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  1. John_Rico_Markram

    John_Rico_Markram Member

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    Hello. What is the best solution for fitting a scope on the sako l46 riihimaki .222? I'm having problems with the rear sight getting in the way.




    John.
     

  2. icebear

    icebear Sako-addicted

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    High rings and a scope that doesn't stick out too far in front. What power scope do you want to mount? The 4-12x Burris Mini is a great scope for an L46 and doesn't sit too far forward, but it's discontinued and hard to find. Here's a shot of it mounted on an L461; you can judge for yourself whether it would clear your rear sight. Note that there is still some room to move the scope back. A 3-9x Burris Mini (second photo) has a much smaller objective and quite a bit less forward protrusion and is somewhat easier to find. The scope in the first photo is mounted in Conetrol rings; they are beautiful but a giant hassle to install. I'd go with old-style original Sako rings, as shown in the second photo.

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  3. L61R

    L61R SCC President Forum Owner SCC Board Member

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    Another way to go is one of the older German -and other European scopes with 22 mm or 7/8” tubes.

    Sako made split rings for them and they often have small objectives and oculars and often have very good lenses. Gives the rifle a period look as well.

    Pecar, Kahles, Meopta and other makes can be found for not a lot of money over here.

    All the best!

    Jim
     
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    Hello Jim,
    I am looking for a period 22mm Meopta or Kahles scope if you know of one. Stay Safe.
    Blackjack
     

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