Discussion in 'General Sako Discussions' started by Old Hippie, May 26, 2021.
Oops, brain fart. I meant a couple other 7 mm mags (Remington, Browning) I hunted with.
My favorite caliber is 264 and I have about a half dozen of them I shoot. My p-brain is always thinking 264.
gowyo, thanks for info on 9.3 Safari auction , I need to search more often. Much appreciated.
Certainly. Buyers premium et al would have that price at or above 2500. Still not terrible. That's @ what I sold my .300 for, 10 years ago...
More with a P54 -
Good Shooting Deersako!
264 is also my go to rifle, but you're ahead of me. I only have 5 of them. LOL!
Back @1990 I worked at a LGS. The owner loved Sakos and the .264. He had an AV .300 WM that he put a Douglas .264 wm air gauged bbl on. He had been hoarding the 140 gr. WW stepped bullets over the years. He tried and tried to get that rifle to shoot them to his satisfaction, which as far as I can recall, he never did. I think he eventually put the oem bbl back on.
Thank you for a good example of why it is pointless for amateurs to try to improve on rifles that OEM's have spent tremendous money on R and D to produce. I have never felt a need to try any improvements to any of my Sako rifles. They have always performed flawlessly and I believe that caliber, bullet choice and proper hand loading to the 'sweet load' that matches the rifles choice will always be the way to go. I also believe that many times the rifle is blamed when the problem is usually the result of the improper setup of the equipment, such as component choice and scope mounting or simply trigger squeeze. There are an infinite number of things that can prevent accurate shot placement and until all of these are in alignment accuracy can be evasive. I have never owned a Sako that did not exceed factory accuracy guarantee when properly equipped and used. Sakojim.
I came across this photo of a friend from overseas with his 8-point Texas whitetail and the Sako-Mauser Deluxe .30-06 I lent him to hunt with. Its the only Deluxe Sako-Mauser I've ever seen. In checking the sights he knocked over a bowling pin at 300 yards with it. He came back a couple of years later and took two more whitetails with the same rifle.
(I cropped out his face since he doesn't know I'm putting this on the internet. If you click on the photo it will enlarge and you can see the Fishgods engraving on the floorplate.)
Could it have been someone we know? I remember the gun, it was almost mine. I had it going my way and got outbid in the last minutes. Seems like L61R got to go hunting with it once or twice maybe?
I own a Coltsman DeLux that we share a memory with .. L46 .222 rem . Seems that I remember snagging it up with an instantaneous buy it now for under a grand, while you and some friends were having drinks around the fire! A youngster was minding the computer as I recall!
Man , those were the days!
The sharp pointed juniper diamonds are the earliest of “stocks that pissed Weatherby off” … very cool!
Sako Afield, optimism aplenty with weather improving… we’ll see how she performs…
Good luck !
Like my son and I always say, as we separate to hunt different area’s, “Kill a Big’un!”
Edit: to my knowledge, this is the first post of 2021 Sako’s afield fall season! It will be fun to see how everyone does this fall ! Best of luck to All!
You would have to bring up a painful memory that I had done my best to forget! I told that kid to snag it if it got within a hundred dollars of the BIN. Ya just can't get good help these days!
Hi Fellow Sako Fans!!
I took the .243 forester Deluxe to the farm & tried a cold barrel [email protected] 100 yds.
"Bulls Eye" the 2" dia. bulls eye hit was upper, just left of center in the 9 to 12 o'clock
quadrant of the circle. Opening day results! saw 2-1/2 to 3-1/2 buck @ dusk could have shot at first sighting. He turned and was feeding away ( Texas Heart Shot) , watched him 8 minutes. Good antler size & conformity, Older Teenage body, will cast good genetics, decided to let him go. Felt good about the decesion, I am not a camera buff so no pics,
Best of luck to all!! B/T
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Around here we call that the "Oklahoma Brain Shot".
Sako afield but 92% full moon & pm temps in 90’s makes for nocturnal deer. Mature bucks rolling in fat with poor radiators makes for slow sightings but a cup of coffee makes it worthwhile.
Same here…no Sako’s out yet, but I’ve had my stick flinger out a few days this week.
The hunters moon or blood moon had me excited, especially the times under foot but there was zero activity save for one persistent 6 point we call “spork” who showed up a couple days in a row.
The only high mark was a pretty nice shed I found whilst roaming around it the afternoon period.
Coffee afield is a wonderful thing!
Bloo, take some more pictures of that shed. That angle has me confused. Looks like a main beam coming off of a huge eye guard.
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