Variations in peep sights, sight hoods and front ramps.

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Sako parts' started by sakofan, Sep 20, 2009.

  1. paulsonconstruction

    paulsonconstruction Sako-addicted

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    emmerth:
    If you have anything with a peep sight the fiber optic front bead is so much better that you will throw away all those dark worthless front blades in a heartbeat once you try them. After all it's about shooting & hitting what you are aiming at isn't it? Why should we be saddle with 19th century technology just for the sake of keeping something "original" when our fore fathers would have jump on it in a second if it could have help them shoot better? After all they needed the food!

     

  2. mcgrif2243

    mcgrif2243 Banned

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    Hey there paulson that's great.
    Thought maybe you were referring to PJ's post today, not the first one that has been here on the forum since Sept. of last year. Daaaa! to you as well, whatever that means.
     
  3. L61R

    L61R SCC President Forum Owner SCC Board Member

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    Guys!
    Thought I´d post a few pics of some sight ramps I have. The one with hood comes from a butchered L579, or so I was told! And NO, I didn´t do the "Dirty Work" on that rifle!:wink2: It came along with a tangent rear sight so I believe it to be original!
    But what about the others? I got these in various trades and they have all been represented as Sako but I am not at all sure this true!
    What say you all??
    Jim
     

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    paulsonconstruction Sako-addicted

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    L61R: The middle ramp is very similar to the ramp on my M78 Hornet. The difference is that mine is diamond checkered over the entire top surface and the screw hole is about a half inch (1.25 cm) from the rear of the ramp. The shape of the ramp & front sight insert are very similar. Yours could be off one of the Sako rimfire models.
    The ramp on the left looks just like the one on my L46 Heavy or Varmint barrel. See pics on my post under L46 Barrel.
     
  5. m995

    m995 Well-Known Member

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    Any idea when or why the changes came about? Was the height change due to bead height from centerline of bore?
     
  6. sakotex

    sakotex Well-Known Member

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    Do you still have a peep sight for sale?
     
  7. sakotex

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    What brand fiber optic blades will fit the Sako front ramp dovetail?
     
  8. susanna

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    this site hood is from my L46 7x33 ser no 2990 the rifle is near unfired.

    has anybody seen this hood before ?
     
  9. stonecreek

    stonecreek SCC Secretary Forum Owner SCC Board Member

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    Susanna: Thanks for posting the photos! That sight hood is unique in my experience. From the little I can see of your 7x33 it looks to be in pristine condition. It would be great if you could post more photos of it.
     
  10. misako50

    misako50 Sako-addicted

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    I would second that "notion". Would love to see more of it. Please.-Misako
     
  11. deersako

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    That hole in the front bridge keeps popping up on these early ones.
    There's got to be something in it, I don't mean metal !
     
  12. susanna

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    stonecreek . thanks, its a really neat little rifle. will try & post a few more photos.

    have not fired it even though i have plenty of factory ammo, cases 2 die sets & now 500 correct ( .286 dia X 78 grn ) projectiles.

    also a 25-20w in the safe but not as good as this one.
     
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    misako50. thanks

    i get the hint will do some more photos asap.
     
  14. susanna

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    deersako. the hole ? have also seen a few with this little hole, its very well done, has to be to do with mounts , has nobody come foreward with a sample so we can all rest .

    i see you are from nsw. me from s/w syd.
     
  15. stonecreek

    stonecreek SCC Secretary Forum Owner SCC Board Member

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    You really know how to fan the flames of jealousy, don't you? I have a " fair" amount of ammunition for my 7x33, but I've yet to come by any appropriate bullets. And despite keeping my eyes pealed and checkbook ready for the last 30 years, I'm yet to come across an available .25-20.
    For whatever reason, it seems that many more of the 7x33's and .25-20's were exported to Australia than to the U.S. In fact, I'm not certain that either were ever imported to the U.S. by a distributor, but rather the limited number that are floating around here came in via individuals.
     
  16. deergoose

    deergoose Sako-addicted

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    Great thread here, guys. For what it's worth, it is my understanding that the 7x33 was never imported to the USA, but that a few came in via the Canadian border (uncertain if this was by distribution or private transport).

    Not sure about the .25-20.

    DeerGoose
     
  17. susanna

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    stonecreek

    there was recently a guy here in aust with some new single flash hole brass for sale,like 400! he may still have some though im not sure it could be sent to the usa ??& no i didnt buy any, he was asking around $2ad ea. ouch

    the projectiles i have where made by a good friend who makes his own dies ect.they are perfect, will post a photo now that im getting the hang of this site.

    i could get more but again mailing them to the usa ??
     
  18. deersako

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    Looking forward to some more pic's of your 7x33 susanna, left wing or right hand safety ?
    No matter what they say, they are still rare on this side of the pond !
    I'm in the Batemans Bay area, in early August we'll be having a get together at the Deep Creek rifle range.
    Owning a Sako is as condition of entry, don't know what sort of numbers we'll get but if your in the area.....
    http://www.australianhunting.net/index.php?topic=93529.0;all
     
  19. stonecreek

    stonecreek SCC Secretary Forum Owner SCC Board Member

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    Susanna: I have an adequate supply of 7x33 brass, but could really use some bullets. I've been intending, for better than three years now, to find a consistent way to trim the nose off of a Hornady 100 grain HP, leaving a flat-nose bullet of about 85-90 grains. Such a bullet should do fine in the 7x33. However, I just haven't yet come up with the right methodology of easily and consistently machining the nose off of the bullets.
     
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    deersako.

    l/h wing safety, you spot on about rare, trouble is a lot of aussie are now awake the the collector valua of these rifles.

    i like the idea of a sako entry, would be interesting. didnt relise there where that many like minded people down there.thanks for the invite , date ???

    im in glenfield /ingleburn area.
     

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