Sako Target Trigger Info

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  1. topgear

    topgear Sako-addicted

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    Hi

    I have just picked up a sako target trigger which is slightly different to all the others I've seen on the net. See the photo below of the actual trigger. The difference is that the 'length of free pull' screw is on the side of the trigger housing rather then at the bottom as shown on all the diagrams I can find of the target triggers. So can anyone shed some light on this. Is this an eariler or later model target trigger?

    I haven't played around with these before - anyone on here have any experience what pull weights they will go down too?

    Cheers John

     

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    topgear Sako-addicted

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    OK looks like I will answer some of my own questions and hopefully it will help others out in future.

    I got a chance today to play around with a few triggers. Namely left to right - bofors era standard L461 trigger, A1 trigger, early sako target trigger and a Canjar single set trigger. I mounted all on an early A1 and did some playing around. Second photo just shows the sako target against the canjar.

    Sako standard triggers: These two above (+ all the ones I've played around with before) generally can be made go around the 2 pound mark with little effort. I've had a couple that work well around the 1 pound pull weight as well but these are unusual. The problem is that the safety won't engage below about 2 pounds. However, some standard sako triggers work fine in the lower ranges and allow the safety to engage. There seems to be a lot of trigger to trigger variation from my experience.

    Sako target trigger: Well this is 1st one I have played with. I could get it down around 6-8 oz with everything working fine.

    Canjar single set::guitar: Unset 8 oz! Set -guestimate around 2-3 oz. It was very hard to measure accurately with my little pull scale. Wow pretty amazing. Needless to say its probably way too fine for any hunting rifle application. I plan on putting this an a custom HB on an A1 in .223 in future so it should be just the thing!

    Anyway hope this info is of some interest to someone else!

    Cheers John
     

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    Hello John.
    I have a L61R with a std trigger. I've had it given a trigger job after which it worked perfect with a pull around 2 pounds. The problem is that the pull slowly has gotten heavier. Recently I gave it some lubrication and now it works perfectly again. I've never seen this on my other sakos. What could be wrong ?
     
  4. m1973

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    So, can you use L579 target trigger set on A II?

    On Forester manual, you have parts #1, #19 (firing pin assy, trigger assy) which are on contact. There is slanted surface on trigger set (at the picture and on A II), but on L579 target trigger set (at least the unit I am having) it is with block shape.


    Or do you need to use L579 target firing pin assy as well?


    http://www.sako.fi/pdf/manuals/Forester.pdf


    Modern option for L579 trigger can be found at: http://www.vertebrae.no/index.php/c...er-series-detail?Itemid=173&lang=en&showall=1
     
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    Yes you can, but there will be some woodwork to do. Outcome is briljant! :)
     
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    Were all sako triggers stamped finland?
     
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    topgear Sako-addicted

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    It depends on what rifles you are talking about. Most of the A and L series triggers were. The L46 triggers where a very different design compared to the ones shown above (more like a early M70 trigger) and I don't think these were stamped Finland, I'd have to check. The L and A series triggers I have all have Finland stamped somewhere on them.
     
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    I came across a model 72 that had a trigger I had never seen before. I can't find a stamp on it anywhere. It is all open. It does not have a trigger housing like the other sako triggers I have had and pictured above. It is a fine working trigger. Breaks like ice and is nice n light. Thanks again for the input!
     

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