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#6030727 - 11/15/15 01:56 PM New Sako Bavarian Carbine 6.5X55
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Registered: 06/29/11
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Bought this Sweetie Pie a few weeks ago from the great guys at Europtics. I Started looking at the Ruger #1 internationals but after doing some reading and getting a little bonus $$ from work, I chose the Sako.

I went with the new Nightforce SHV 2-10 with the IHR reticle. The front part of the tube is pretty short and I'm having trouble getting mounts to fit it. First tried the Optilock short action bases, didn't work. Then the long action bases, the scope "fit" but the scope is still too far forward to give me a full field of view at all powers. SO, they are sending me a set of "extended" bases. If these don't work , I either have to go to a pic rail which really defeats the European look or start over with a different scope. We'll see what happens. Here she is.






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#6030753 - 11/15/15 02:07 PM Re: New Sako Bavarian Carbine 6.5X55 [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Registered: 10/28/15
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Loc: Laredo, TX
Very nice! I have a bavarian in 7x64 on order atm, can't wait for it.

Looks like a really light little gun. Bet it shoots like a dream.

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#6030795 - 11/15/15 02:47 PM Re: New Sako Bavarian Carbine 6.5X55 [Re: Buzzsaw]
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I think in the end you will need to change scopes. The combination of a short tube length behind the bell and a 3.5 inch eye relief, with a standard length action, is not a formula for success. I know Minox has 4 inches of eye relief and a longer tube behind the bell.
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#6030798 - 11/15/15 02:50 PM Re: New Sako Bavarian Carbine 6.5X55 [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Think you're right, I'll find just how great Europtics is when I need to exchange scopes eek
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#6031403 - 11/15/15 08:02 PM Re: New Sako Bavarian Carbine 6.5X55 [Re: Buzzsaw]
charlesb Offline
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That's the Sako model that I like, too.

A nice looking firearm with quality written all over it.



Edited by charlesb (11/15/15 08:02 PM)
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#6031409 - 11/15/15 08:04 PM Re: New Sako Bavarian Carbine 6.5X55 [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Great classic caliber!
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#6031674 - 11/15/15 09:48 PM Re: New Sako Bavarian Carbine 6.5X55 [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Beautiful
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#6033412 - 11/16/15 06:35 PM Re: New Sako Bavarian Carbine 6.5X55 [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Tried the extended Sako Optilock bases todsay, still , no Bueno, the Nightforces front tube section is just too dang short.

Could go to a rail and rings (yuck on this particular rifle), but will see if Europtics will exchange for another scope.

Crap
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#6033519 - 11/16/15 07:17 PM Re: New Sako Bavarian Carbine 6.5X55 [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Hate it when the scope you want does not play well with the rifle. Hopefully they will swap it out for you and learn a lesson themselves on what scope works well with that rifle.
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#6033572 - 11/16/15 07:38 PM Re: New Sako Bavarian Carbine 6.5X55 [Re: Buzzsaw]
Buzzsaw Offline
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Amen komon 1
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#6033620 - 11/16/15 07:56 PM Re: New Sako Bavarian Carbine 6.5X55 [Re: Buzzsaw]
scottfromdallas Offline
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Registered: 06/23/15
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So envious. 6.5x55 is perfect for that Bavarian Carbine. Now you just need to load up some 155 grain Lapua Megas!
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#6035671 - 11/17/15 06:02 PM Re: New Sako Bavarian Carbine 6.5X55 [Re: Buzzsaw]
Buzzsaw Offline
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Which ones are the "Megas"?
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#6035684 - 11/17/15 06:07 PM Re: New Sako Bavarian Carbine 6.5X55 [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Sweet rifle. up
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#6036026 - 11/17/15 08:32 PM Re: New Sako Bavarian Carbine 6.5X55 [Re: Buzzsaw]
scottfromdallas Offline
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Registered: 06/23/15
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Mega is just old school. Opens easy but has a huge heel lock to keep it together.
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#6036234 - 11/17/15 09:58 PM Re: New Sako Bavarian Carbine 6.5X55 [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Love those rifles
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