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    Couldn't help myself

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    saw it and had to have it! Sako Battue in 7mm Rem Mag.
    Had one of these on the radar 30 years ago and passed it up.
    Don't know what I need it for but I'll figure it out.

    Sako

    someday I'll figure out why the photo flips when I post from my phone.
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    Sako gets a Sako................congrats
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    Re: Couldn't help myself

    Looks to be in nice shape! Good find!

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    Looks like it could handle any needs that might come up.
    My thoughts are generally clear. My typing, not so much.

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    You need to find a way to get back out for elk with that one. Great find! Glad you could make up for the lost time.
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    very nice, Tom. Good looking gun, even for upside down and backwards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Six-Gun View Post
    You need to find a way to get back out for elk with that one. Great find! Glad you could make up for the lost time.
    That's kind of the plan, not sure when it will happen but it was in the back of my mind with this purchase.

    Sako

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    Quote Originally Posted by sakodude View Post
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    saw it and had to have it! Sako Battue in 7mm Rem Mag.
    Had one of these on the radar 30 years ago and passed it up.
    Don't know what I need it for but I'll figure it out.

    Sako

    Nice score.

    someday I'll figure out why the photo flips when I post from my phone.

    Its so I dont have to hold my laptop upside down to look at pics.........
    Look forward to the range report.....
    Still enjoying the trip of a lifetime and making the best of what I have.....

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    Nice find, Congrats
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    Nice! Any plan on the optic yet?
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    Re: Couldn't help myself

    That's a fine rifle!

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    Nice
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    Upside down or right side up, that is one fine rifle and YOU SUCK!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bullsi1911 View Post
    Nice! Any plan on the optic yet?
    Thanks. This rifle has what I would describe as express sights that I have no intention of removing. I'm sure that's why the rings are so tall so they cleared the rear sight. I'm thinking 1x6 or so with the tube diameter objective lens so I can get it lower over the bore than those tall rings would allow. Something along these lines.https://shop.opticsplanet.com/leupol...kaAu4hEALw_wcB

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wambli Ska View Post
    Upside down or right side up, that is one fine rifle and YOU SUCK!!!!!
    Thank you. High praise from the master.

    Sako

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    Thanks everyone. Range report may take a while since were going back into the deep freeze around here. Does give me time to find and finance my optic choice.

    Sako

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    Re: Couldn't help myself

    Quote Originally Posted by sakodude View Post
    IMG_0775.jpg
    saw it and had to have it! Sako Battue in 7mm Rem Mag.
    Had one of these on the radar 30 years ago and passed it up.
    Don't know what I need it for but I'll figure it out.

    Sako

    someday I'll figure out why the photo flips when I post from my phone.
    That would kill a bear.....just saying.
    Love it buddy

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    That’s kinda bad nice!

    what is the twist rate?
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    Very cool!
    Aim higher, or get a bigger gun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weatherby View Post
    That would kill a bear.....just saying.
    Love it buddy
    With express sights for hunting in the corn

    Sako

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zee View Post
    That’s kinda bad nice!

    what is the twist rate?
    Uncertain on that point. Research leads me to believe most of the AV models had a 1 in 9.5 twists but those also are all listed with 22-24" barrels. I'll have to try and measure it.

    Sako

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elk creek View Post
    Very cool!
    Thanks, I hope it see's elk country in the near future.

    Sako

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    Quote Originally Posted by sakodude View Post
    Thanks, I hope it see's elk country in the near future.

    Sako
    Fine I won't chill the beer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weatherby View Post
    Fine I won't chill the beer.
    it's good for more than one hunt I hope

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    Very nice!

    Proving that good things come to those who wait!
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    Very cool! Glad it's finally home!
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    Re: Couldn't help myself

    Do you handload?

    If so, what is your bullet/game of interest with this cartridge?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zee View Post
    Do you handload?

    If so, what is your bullet/game of interest with this cartridge?
    This model was only chambered in 7mm Rem Mag, 338 WIN Mag, and 375 Win Mag or H&H, I forget which. I would have bought it regardless of the chambering. In other words, I have no idea what I'll do with it. I have 3 boxes of factory 160gr ammo and plenty of 140gr bullets left over from my 7mm WSM so I will start my reloads with those.
    Given the opportunity it will go to Colorado for elk and perhaps Massachusetts for bear.

    Sako

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    Re: Couldn't help myself

    We sold the Hunter models very similar to that in my early LGS years which started in '92.

    Probably the ONLY reason I never brought one home was that I was more into the heavy-barreled Highpower Match Rifle game than hunting at the time. By the time I was into hunting, the CZ-550's were just entering the market. . .and CHEEEEEEP with the shop discount. Still have yet to meet a Sako I didn't like. Well done!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TrueTone911 View Post
    Very nice!

    Proving that good things come to those who wait!
    Thanks, It was a long wait but I think it's worth it.

    Sako

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