Sako m78 22 hornet

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Sako m78 22hornet with two 5shot mags. Good to very good condition. For sale

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  1. Auctioneer

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    Sako m78 22 hornet with two 5 shot mags. Good to very good condition.
    What's it worth

     
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  2. paulsonconstruction

    paulsonconstruction Sako-addicted

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    What somebody will give you for it!!
     
  3. topgear

    topgear Sako-addicted

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    Welcome Auctioneer. I'd say around $700-900 depending on condition here in Australia. Its a rear locking action and not as highly sought after at the front locking L46's that were also chambered in hornet.
     
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  5. dhv

    dhv Well-Known Member

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    Perhaps it's worth that much if you auction it off and a few people start to get silly, but as a trade to a shop or private sale I'd say closer to $500.
     
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    Maybe the Hornet is worth less than the .22 LR, but I'd say $1K if in decent shape.
     
  7. paulsonconstruction

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    Not sure what it's worth in OZ, but here in the States they seem to be overvalued & I think a lot of buyers over the last few years are going to regret what they paid for them. They don't shoot very well, generally, as they are a centerfire round on a rimfire action & not all that well made, IMHO. I own none now, but have several Winchester rimfires from the 50' & 60's that I consider much superior rifles from a build & accuracy standpoint. I've owned four M78 Hornets (stubbornly tried to find one that could hit a bull in the a## with a hand grenade without success) so I speak from hands on experience. I think one can spend their money more wisely on other Sakos, as the Sako M78 Hornet niche is quite small & unlikely to hold value. Just my two cents. Like dvh said some people get "silly" & then everyone thinks that's the market value. $1000 for one like Paul7 said is insane. Problem is, people eventually come to their senses and the market collapses. I wouldn't give near what I see people paying for M78 Hornets, but like I said I had four so maybe I learned something. BTW, the magazines are worth about $100 each. Problem is if you sell them your rifle is worthless. Topgear touched on the problem, it's a one lug rear locking modified rimfire action that is poorly headspaced not a true front lug centerfire. Nuff said!
     
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    My M78 .22LR is great from a build and accuracy standpoint. None of the plastic on the current Finnfiire .22s. I can see where the .22 Hornet would be less desirable. M78 001.JPG 001.JPG either.
     
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    About 10 years ago I bought one for my father only because he had been wanting a Hornet. He actually liked it more as a gift than a rifle. I paid 600.00 for it thinking all the while that there were much better ways to spend 600.00 on a Sako. When Dad passed away, I took in a few of the Sakos he had acquired, but that one went off to a new owner. I'm very much in agreement with Paulson on every one of the points he made.
     

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