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Thread: WTB Sako A1 222 or 223

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    WTB Sako A1 222 or 223

    Hi guys, the first deer I shot was at the age of nine with a Sako 222. It, along with an old .22 were the guns that I learnt to shoot with and what started my passion for hunting. Now i am after a nice sako 222 or 223 of my own. I would like an A1 model as I think they are just amazing. I have seen the Vixens etc on trademe and have found them to be in crap condition.
    I have been kicking myself ever since Dreamer sold his A1 on here and I didn't have the coin to grab it.
    If you have, or know anyone who is wanting to sell, or one you may have seen in your local, please let me know.
    Would really like one in nice condition.

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcche171 View Post
    Hi guys, the first deer I shot was at the age of nine with a Sako 222. It, along with an old .22 were the guns that I learnt to shoot with and what started my passion for hunting. Now i am after a nice sako 222 or 223 of my own. I would like an A1 model as I think they are just amazing. I have seen the Vixens etc on trademe and have found them to be in crap condition.
    I have been kicking myself ever since Dreamer sold his A1 on here and I didn't have the coin to grab it.
    If you have, or know anyone who is wanting to sell, or one you may have seen in your local, please let me know.
    Would really like one in nice condition.

    Cheers
    Good choice Vixens. My First one in .222 I brought through the New Zealand Forest service for the princely sum of $66.

    I have used one pretty well ever since and I have found them fault free. Just be careful if the bolt gets really really wet, such as dropped in river or gets a good spray with CRC, then you must take it apart and dry it. (It seems to Hydrolic otherwise) It only takes a second, I had misfire on a fallow spiker 2 weeks ago the first for bloody years and years because I didn't follow my own advice.

    Must have unsettled me because I missed the next shot. It was a couple of hundred yards away I suppose and those Fallow spikers a little bigger than a full grown hare.

    I will keep an eye out for a good one. Many of the old cullers have them and the BSA hunter sitting in their cupboards and never used now but getting them to part with them isn't so easy.
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    Graham Champion in Hawera has quite a number of Vixens in lovely condition. Give him a call.
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    Gidday - I have that exact thing for sale (A1 Vixen, standard weight barrel), currently its in the rack at H&J's Outdoor world in Invercargill with $1999 on it. If you are keen I'll retrieve it and you can have it for $1650 posted.

    Its pretty mint with way more than 90% blueing, tube is great, probably fired less than 200 rounds. Low Sako rings (screw heads of the rings are not that good, someone has bubba'd them) No Open sights, low gloss stock,has original owners manual with it but no box. I'm the second owner, first one was a local here that was retiring and wanted a quick sale, so I took it but they are not really my cup of tea.

    I'm heading away hunting tomorrow evening for 10 days so maybe you should call if you want quick action. 021 516 342 or 03 213 0894 before tomorrow evening.

    Cheers
    Foster

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    Foster, Thanks for the info. Don't rush in, I still haven't got all the coin sorted as I thought it would take longer to pry these beats from people. Ill keep it in mind and might get a mate to call in a have a look for me. Will be in touch. Best of luck for your trip, 10 days hunting would be a god send for me right now. Cheers mate.

    Henry

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    Gidday - I got a call today from H&J's to say they'd sold it. Sorry.

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    Hi I have a very tidy as new Sako A1 at home but it has got a 20TAC barrel in it but I know were the old barrel is out of it as new conduction

    Quentin
    The High Country Hunting Specialist !!!!

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    I've got a nice tidy A1 Sako 222
    Pm if u want more details
    Going hunting so will be Sunday night before return
    Cheers

 

 

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