Sako Forester

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by therhino, Dec 23, 2012.

  1. therhino

    therhino New Member

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    Hey all.
    Today I inherited a new rifle. My dad gave it to me for XMas, and my grandfather had given it to him. It's a Sako Forester in .243. Beautiful riflle, but I don't know much about the company (other than that they're Finnish). It's got a 2-7 scope on it, that my dad says is "way off."
    Any interesting points or general info I should know about this rifle, company, or model? I'm about to go do a google search for the manual and one for the scope.
     
  2. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    One of the few truly superb rifles, "right out of the box "in the world today.

    You're lucky to get it.
     

  3. shadecorp

    shadecorp Active Member Supporter

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    Great Gun

    I have an old SAKO in .222
    No clue as to which model.
    update.
    I believe it is a RIIHIMAKI.
     
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2012
  4. therhino

    therhino New Member

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    Thanks, guys.
    The more I read about the rifle, the more I realize how awesome that something like this is still in my family. The SN appears to be from sometime in the mid-60s, and the Mannlicher stock makes it even more interesting.
     
  5. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    Sako makes fantastic rifles. Great barrels. Known for superb accuracy and craftsmanship. It makes a great heirloom rifle. Great rifle to keep in the family for generations.