Sako Sako S491 6PPC w/ Medium weight Barrel

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  1. mrh1958

    mrh1958 Member

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    I have a Sako S491 sinlge shot chambered in 6PPC. this rifle has a 23 1/2" barrel that measures .775" at the muzzle. I have never seen one of these till now although I have heard of them. I dont think this is the sporter and it isnt the real heavy barrel, what was this model called? Med Heavy ? I may list it for sale in the classifieds here....thanks

     

  2. RifleNutPPC

    RifleNutPPC Well-Known Member

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    I have one in 22PPC. Nice shooting rifle.
     
  3. paulsonconstruction

    paulsonconstruction Sako-addicted

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    What each manufacturer calls a "Heavy" barrel differs. Your S491 barrel is what Sako calls their Varmint/Target weight barrel & is Sako's heavy barrel. Sako HB's are generally a little smaller in diameter than a Savage, Rem, or Win. If I had to give a contour number for them I would say they are close to a #6, maybe a #5 1/2. Most other HBs are closer to a #7. Your rifle being a single shot & chambered in a PPC round would probably be called a "Target" model, but it's stock & barrel contour is the same as a "Varmint" model. Sako Source had one for sale a while back. A picture of it is shown in the Mannlincher/HB listings with a SOLD designation. Does yours have the externally adjustable "target" trigger?
     
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    No it does not have externally adjustable trigger.
     
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    The ‘Target’ models with the externally adjustable trigger have the heavy non tapered barrels, as opposed to the standard heavy barreled guns that have a Sako ‘standard’ HB.

    How about posting a pic ?
     
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    I would have thought Sako would use the heavier 26" S491 barrel as their target barrel. But Sako didn't always follow the fashion of the day.

    Cheers
    Piper
     
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