Stock Will a Sako 75 Stock Fit an AIII?

Discussion in 'Sako Long/Magnum Actions' started by BridgerHollow, Jun 4, 2020.

  1. BridgerHollow

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    Bought a virtually new AIII (.30-06) on an auction site. Stock was broken in shipment (don't ask me how the gun was packed by seller).
    AS the action is literally unfired, I would like to complete purchase, but the negotiations (with seller and carrier) will begin tomorrow.


    Wondering if a newer stock (75 or 85) will fit, as these are available from Sako.

    Also, wondering what risks are assumed in buying a replacement stock (A3 from e-bay or otherwise) or a 75 or 85, and what should I budget for gunsmith fees to make fit 100%

    Thanking you in advance.
     

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    Neither a 75 or 85 will work. I have 75 and AV stocks and there are substantial differences in the inletting. I would be concerned if a gunsmith states he can make the 75 work. These stocks are from 7mm mags. Left is AV and right is 75.

    Good luck.
     
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    Thank you. Curious, is the AV and AIII stock a match?
     
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    They can be made to match with more ease. The inletting is practically identical with the exception of longer rear tang on AV. So AIII action will drop in as it should, but there is a few millimeter empty space behind the tang. Not a problem for a shooter, but not optimal for display purposes.
     

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