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    Allow mounts for 1" scope

    Hiya.

    I'm finishing off a Sako 85 243 with a carbon stock, apparently it's pointless putting steel tikka optilocks on it when I'm trying to create an ultra light bush hunting rifle. I have been recommended to go for Alloy ones?

    Can anyone suggest a make and model that would be suitable? I have a Swaro Z5 to put on it. And a link to purchase these would be helpful, I'm struggling to find anything.

    Cheers!

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    Leupold medium Sako mounts. Reloaders have them. Excellent scope rings that have never let me down on a variety of Sako rifles. The low is too low and just clears a 36mm objective.
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    just use optilocks you want save much with other rings

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    Don't think there are many choices with alloy mounts and Sako tapered dovetails. Warne used to make a light weight 1 piece set, that I have, but I don't see them on their website anymore??

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    Talley don’t have anything..?sure won’t find anything lighter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The bomb View Post
    Talley don’t have anything..?sure won’t find anything lighter.
    Only for the A7

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    Sweet as. Will just use Optilocks but may get them coated

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    Quote Originally Posted by hotsoup View Post
    Sweet as. Will just use Optilocks but may get them coated
    IMHO Optilocks are way too heavy let alone overly expensive. You may only save a couple of ounces with Leupold's but it all adds up. Retailers love to chime, "Optilocks, Optilocks" like a cuckoo clock on steroids. What most really want is your hard earned spondoolies.

    The Optilocks ringmounts do have the plastic inserts that save having to lap the rings which is a plus - just be careful slipping the inserts over the scope tube as they break fairly easily. Also you can chuck away the pin that resides in the rear mount (doesn't accomplish anything because of the tapered grooves on the Sako action) and slide the rear mount forward a little if necessary.
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    I have a set of these that I'm hoping will work.. I'll look into this further

    Cheers for the info @10-Ring

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    tikka rings don't fit sako

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    Oops, assumed they did!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hotsoup View Post
    Oops, assumed they did!
    tikka have a straight base and sako are tappered

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    Quote Originally Posted by hotsoup View Post
    Oops, assumed they did!
    Assumption....the mother of all fuck ups. Surely you know that fella
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    Why do they taper them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WillB View Post
    Why do they taper them?
    Scope moves forward with recoil, tapered dovetail eliminates this.

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