The Moose is Loose!

Discussion in 'Show us your Sako' started by Paul B., May 9, 2017.

  1. Paul B.

    Paul B. Well-Known Member

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    Hi All,


    Recently picked up my 3rd Sako - a L579 Forester Deluxe in .308 Win (Serial # 18XXX). Once I saw the floorplate, I knew I had to have it! The rosewood forend tip is a bit darker than my other Sakos. Otherwise, it has some minor bluing loss towards the rear of the bolt and 1 scratch on the forearm checkering. Other than that, I think it's in phenomenal shape! Can't wait to shoot it! :)

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    Thanks!
    - Paul B.
     

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    ricksengines Sako-addicted

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    Hi Paul, Many thanks for posting the pics. I never saw the Moose before. Hopefully one or more of our experts will be able to comment further on the one you snagged. Thanks Again for sharing.

    rick
     
  3. Paul B.

    Paul B. Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Rick! I look forward to hearing some wisdom from our experts as well!
     
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    Great find Paul, and in 308! I know of a 243 with the moose. You just made a lot of people jealous.
     
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    With sights no less. You should get a sight hood for that.
     
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    Paul,
    Great find!
    Are you a whitetail & black bear hunter too?
    Best regards from another New Yorker,
    Kax
     
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    Thank you @douglastwo @iwanna and @Unclekax , much appreciated! I would love to find the proper front sight hood. Any suggestions as to where I could find one? I want to avoid dealing with that shady company in Montana for sure. I've reached out to Mr. Bell at SakoSource as I'm hoping that he may have one available. Lastly, yes, I am a whitetail and black bear hunter! :)
     
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    While I would probably never buy a gun from a certain company in Montana, I would relent on a $30 hood. That's the only place I know where you can get one on demand.

    I bought a Winchester Model 94 sight hood from an operator on Ebay who assures us all that he only selects the best original hoods to sell. Yeah. Right. Whatever. I bought one anyway.
     
  9. douglastwo

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    Paul if you want to see pictures of a lot of the different floor plate engraving, go to the topic "General Sako Discussions" and you'll see a post titled "Link to Deluxe floor plate gallery". That'll get you to a bunch of neat photos of various floor plate engraving.
     
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    deergoose Sako-addicted

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    awesome, awesome, awesome !!!! I've got a .243 with the moose on it. Bought it just this past winter. It makes sense to me to see one in .308, the .243 is a tough combination to digest. But who cares ? Moosehead floorplate ! congrats on your find and thanks for sharing!

    DeerGoose
     
  12. Paul B.

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    Thanks @deergoose ! You've got an excellent one yourself, love the flat bolt handle!
     
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    When I go to the link there is no info ? Am I doing something wrong ?
     
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    LennyM

    You need to copy and paste the address in your browser.
     
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    Thank you.
     
  16. Paul B.

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    Just installed the sight hood. Looks so much better! Thanks all!
     
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    I just can't abide a Sako with a missing sight hood. Other brands of rifles it wouldn't bother me one way or the other. But, a Sako front sight looks so raw and gawky without one.
     
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    Hi All - I finally got around to disassembling my "moose" gun and I can confirm that while it doesn't have the flat bolt handle, it does indeed have a one piece bottom metal assembly (including the magazine) much like the revered original Mauser 98 sporter (the all-time best hunting bolt action rifle in my opinion). Cool!!
     
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    Hi All - Got lucky recently and added a second Moose to my collection! This time in .243. - Paul B.

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