Sako scope mounts - pictorial

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  1. deerhunter

    deerhunter Well-Known Member

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    I see a lot of questions on other forums about scope mounting options for Sako rifles. I thought I would start a pictorial of various scope mounts for Sako rifles (some are mine and others are example pics I've seen over the years). Any comments or other options would be appreciated.

    Vintage Sako ringmounts:

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    Sako Optilok ringmounts:

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    Sako 2 piece Optilok mounts:

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    Leupold Sako ringmounts:

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    Leupold QD Sako bases:

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    Lynx steel sako ringmounts:

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    Redfield Sako bases and rings:

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    Buehler Sako integral dovetail bases and rings:

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    Buehler Sako roundtop bases and rings:
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    Conetrol:

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    S&K Sako mounts:

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    Talley Sako bases:

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    Millet Sako ringmounts:

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    Sako Kesselrings:

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    stonecreek SCC Secretary Forum Owner SCC Board Member

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    Great and useful display, Deerhunter!

    The front base on the Millett Mount is turned the wrong direction -- its small lip should catch the action ring at the loading port opening in order to hold it against recoil. However, since the base of the rear ring catches in the recess of the rear dovetail I'm sure the mount is adequately secure, anyway.

    I have some of the Made in Spain rings with the hing on the LH side. I'll see if I can post a photo.
     
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    runner Member

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    Great info, got this one on a Bofors heavy barrel 22-250 I recently acquired.

    Kuharsky Brothers (Bausch & Lomb) adjustable scope mount for Sako Forester rifles, came mounted with a B&L Balvar 8 non adjustable scope

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    stonecreek SCC Secretary Forum Owner SCC Board Member

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    The Redfield (and similar Burris) bases have the mounting dovetail opening for the front ring at either the rear (closer to the action opening) or the front (closer to the barrel). The one in Deerhunter's post is the less common one with the dovetail opening at the rear, which puts the rings closer together and can be helpful with a long action or shorter scope. The more common version has the dovetail at the front, and is useful for shorter actions and/or longer scopes; although either version will work in many different combinations.

    Here is an example of the forward-ring front base:
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    Here are rings that mimic the original Sako factory rings, but have a hinge on the LH side of the rings and are marked "Spain".
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  5. deerhunter

    deerhunter Well-Known Member

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    Good info guys.

    I forgot about the Kuharsky Brothers (Bausch & Lomb) adjustable scope mount. I have one that came on a Browning Sako Safari. I ended up replacing it with the Buehler mounts.

    Thanks stonecreek for your input. I thought the front Millet mount looked like it was backwards (that one is not mine, :). I learned something new about the Redfield/Burris Sako bases and Spanish version of the original Sako factory ringmounts. Thanks.
     
  6. deerhunter

    deerhunter Well-Known Member

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    Anyone have a pic of a Redfield one piece base/bridge (or similar) for a Sako roundtop action?
     
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    deersako Well-Known Member

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    Good post Deerhunter :)
     
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    L61R SCC President Forum Owner SCC Board Member

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    Thanks a bunch Deerhunter and all! This is exactly what I was hoping for and I will use this info in the reference section on the sakocollectors.com site.

    Good work!!

    Jim
     
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    Ok, here's a set of rings with base for a Finnbear. These were the only mounts I could find for my spanking new Sako in 1969. The set I used on the rifle was replaced a few years back and performed very well over the years. The rings and base are aluminum, base is tapered to fit the dovetails and also has set screws. I used them, my bad! Jim SAKO mounts and rings M-L.jpg
     
  10. stonecreek

    stonecreek SCC Secretary Forum Owner SCC Board Member

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    Here's a couple of good photos of one on a Browning Safari HB .22-250:
    http://www.sakosource.com/-1020r-brn-22250.html
     
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    Very helpful!
    Thanks for sharing,
    a few others,
    Warne, stith
    There are quite a few Aussie marketed mounts as well,
    Ausinel, Tetra, Tasco, Hilver, Tikka and some others
    Also the early single sided Sako mount
    L-46
     
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    stonecreek SCC Secretary Forum Owner SCC Board Member

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    Here are the original Sako rings which required disassembly of the scope in order to slip them on:

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    And here is a set of Sako extension rings which place the front ring either further forward or rearward, as needed:
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  13. deerhunter

    deerhunter Well-Known Member

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    Pics of a couple L-46 mentioned.

    Sako Warne ringmounts:

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    Stith:

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    deerhunter Well-Known Member

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    Hillver:

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    deerhunter Well-Known Member

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    Hillver one piece Sako mount:

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    deerhunter Well-Known Member

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    Interesting, I know B-Square handled Lynx and apparently Hillver. The ringmounts look very similar, except the Lynx has a recoil pin in the rear ringmount (which is removable BTW).
     
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    stonecreek SCC Secretary Forum Owner SCC Board Member

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    Hillver is one I've heard of but haven't personally run across so I appreciate seeing an example.

    I had a set of Tascos once which I believe were made in Australia. They were very sturdy mounts, but they went with the gun when I traded it off. Maybe someone will come up with a photo.
     
  18. stonecreek

    stonecreek SCC Secretary Forum Owner SCC Board Member

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    Here are some EAW mounts I lifted off of Gunbroker. I'm sure the seller won't mind the additional exposure.

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    gunner620 Well-Known Member

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    One more Sako ring set. Warne 1 inch quick detach.

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    deerhunter Well-Known Member

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    These are listed on Ebay now. I didn't know Burris produced these in SS.

    Burris integral dovetail Sako bases:

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