The wood got me.

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  1. Bucktote

    Bucktote Well-Known Member

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    Hi ya'll,
    Yes I did it, I knew if i fooled around on this site long enough I would lust after another Sako!
    I found a L579 Forester in .243 with a beautuful blond stock & 2 line skip French Fox track checkering. I love my Interarms .243 Right hand action, left hand shooter stock, but when I saw the Forester I had to have it. I swore I would not buy another rifle unless it was a left hand action & stock, as I am left eyed but I was smitten !!! My neighbor said I got it because I needed it, I said I'm at the time of life that if I want it I get.
    ( always better to ask forgivness than permission) Referance Pronghorn in Montana on a bird hunt. It's all your faults !!! I'll send pics. when I get it.

     

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    paulsonconstruction Sako-addicted

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    I don't get it. All I see is pictures of custom gunstock butts. Where's the Sako???
     
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    Bucktote Well-Known Member

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    I guess I am challanged as to posting Pics. The pics. in my last post are before & after shots of my Sako A V 30/06 restocking before action setting.
     
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    Hi Paulson, Guess I didn't get the 2nd message thru the system. The Sako A V 30/06 is being mounted in the new stock as my hands have locked up, Carpral tunnel & Duprens Contracture. Checkering done them in. Also the stock from Richards was not configured correctly & I lack both the tools and skill, to set it right.
    I will send Pics. when I get the Forester and the A V is complete. Sorry for the confusion. Also since you are well known for your knowledge of Sako Rifles is there a particular loading the .243 favors ??
     
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    Bucktote Well-Known Member

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    Hi fellow Sako fans,
    I met Grayfox yesterday, he lives closeby. What a refreshingly nice young man.
    He met me at the farm and chronoed some loads for me. I also discovered that the scope vendor, while well meaning, was certianly not quailfied to mount a scope correctly.
    Grayfox saw it was askew & fixed it in short order. Thanks to this site I have found another friend that shares in the love of shooting & hunting. As a word of caution, several years ago I purchased a laser bore sighting device that chambers in .243 , (S.S.I. brand). It worked well in my other .243 but the tolerances in the Sako would not allow us to use it . I suffer from brain flatulance occasionally & thought I could resize it ??? Destroyed it!!! If I need another, it will be one that fits in the barrel.
    I guess that's why they put those bumper stickers on cars & trucks.
     
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    paulsonconstruction Sako-addicted

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    With a bolt action or any rifle you can look through the bore from the rear, no "bore sight" device is needed. Simply put the rifle in a gun vice or on sand bags on your shooting bench & look through the bore and align it with a target. Your eye will be behind the buttplate, but you can still see the target & crosshairs through the scope as well. Adjust the crosshairs so they are on the target. Your first shot will be on paper. Save your money. You don't need a "device". I've done it that way for over 50 years & am always within 6" of the bull. Once I got extremely lucky & the first shot hit the bullseye. Secret is the target size & distance letting your eye center the bull in the bore. Turn the turrets opposite the location of the crosshair.
     
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    Bucktote Well-Known Member

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    Mr. Paulson,
    As usual your advice is on the money & correct. Many years ago I had a Browning
    semi auto .243 and used the bore sight device. best P.O. I. = 5" @ 200 yds. Grayfox was quick to see that the mounting of the scope was crooked and I had already bore sighed the barrel to the target but the scope was out of adjustment travel & the cross hairs canted low right. Like you, with his experience and craftmanship he recognized the error in the mounting that the scope salesman made when mounting the scope on the rifle. I no longer have semi auto rifles and will never need a bore sight device again. It is doubtful I will ever fly "Delta" again, and need to quickly check alignment after traveling to a hunting location.
     
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    ricksengines Sako-addicted

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    I agree with Paul. 50 yards does the trick.

    rick
     
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    Hi Rick,
    I don't understand the comment 50 yards does the trick???
    I read Paulson's post & do not see any thing about 50 yards??? Are you suggesting boresighting @ 50 yds ??
     
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    ricksengines Sako-addicted

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    Yep You can get to zero in about 3 rounds if you know your stuff.

    rick
     
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    I think Paulson said "50 years", not "50 yards". But 50 yards is where I shoot my first shot after mounting a scope and boresighting it (using the "peep down the bore" method just as Paulson described it, and for about the same 50 years.) One shot at 50 yards, then adjust accordingly -- you'll need to move the reticle 2 MOA for each inch the shot is off of the center. Then I move to the 100 yard target to fine tune.
     
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    Further to others comments, I use 35 yards. I also sight like been discussed but I also use an empty with primer removed for fine adjustments . The primer hole is small enough to get the cross hair exact. Been using this method for many years but as I get older, works better than 50 for me. I also want to be 2” low at my distance.
     
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