Three digit Bofors L61R

Discussion in 'General Sako Discussions' started by Sean Hodges, Jun 9, 2019.

  1. Sean Hodges

    Sean Hodges Well-Known Member

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    Was at Cabela’s in Springfield Oregon this morning stocking up for a fishing vacation I’m headed to next week.


    I had to stop by the library to see what they might have even though my priority is my trip. I found that same L61R .30-06 I wrote about several months ago. The price is now $559. I snapped a couple of photos for those of you who might be interested.

    In my humble opinion at $559. - this is a very good value for several reasons.

    1. It is a pretty clean shooter overall as is. At $559 it would make a great backup, or a rifle for someone on a budget.

    2. We talk about parts here frequently. Well there you go, at $559. - how could you go wrong given today’s cost and the lack of available Sako parts for this vintage.

    3. It’s in a McMillan classic stock. Okay right there is $250-$300 all day long. Whom ever owned this Sako invested probably $450.+\- depending on the age of the stock. New these stocks are in the mid $500. range. Someone could pop the stock off and use it if they were trying to save weight or protect a really nice piece of wood, just sayin..

    4. It could be re barreled into a multitude of calibers in all sorts of barrel configurations, for any given purpose.

    I could probably go on with other justification but use your own imagination, and I’d bet you’d concur. If I didn’t have an extra already I’d be tempted myself. Right now I just want to go fishing.

    Hope you’re all having a great weekend.
     

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  2. sakojim

    sakojim Well-Known Member

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    Good advice Sean. Enjoy your fishing trip. If you are over in the high lake country please catch and release. (Just joking) We enjoy fresh trout, just had a nice big one for breakfast a couple of days ago. Nothing like a small fire, a nice willow stick, butter, salt, pepper and nice fat Rainbow. Course they are tastier in the fresh mountain air at a nice campsite. Sakojim.
     
  3. Sean Hodges

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    Thanks Sakojim, actually we do catch and release very frequently and use barbless hooks. We only keep enough to eat, I don’t like to freeze fish, although we smoke some here and there. We will do Paulina an East Lake for big browns and Kokanee in a few weeks. I’m doing northern pike and huge rainbows at a friends place this time. Been doing this trip for almost 40 years. Take care.
     
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