Stoeger Sakomade in Finland,s/nAIII564607??, twist rate & yr of mfg?

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    Ed frm Tx.,need twist rate& yr of mfg.Sako,imported by Stoeger,made in Finland, s/nAIII564607??, Sako 375Mag

     

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    Welcome, Ed! Nice to see yet another fellow Texan.

    No, you don't need to know the twist rate. It will fully stabilize any .375 hunting bullet of reasonably conventional weight and construction. It is not a target rifle and you're not going to be shooting 400 grain ultra-spitzers at two-mile targets. But for curiosity's sake, I believe that Sako listed their .375 barrels at 1-12". It will not measure exactly that, but rather the near metric equivalent.

    The A-III's were made for a relatively short period. Most of them will fall into the span of 1979 to 1982.
     
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    Thanks. Is it a model that should be
    shot or put away as an investment?
     
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    It is doubtful that there will be any collector interest in the regular A-III sporter model, so by all means shoot and enjoy it.

    However, there is a following for the A-series "Classic Grade" from that era which used American Walnut stocks with straight combs, and also had checkering that wrapped completely around the fore arm. As I say, it is a "following" and they bring a bit of a premium over the standard sporters, but there is not a real collector market for them.
     
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    Thanks.
     

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