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    i like Sako Quads, theyre not cheap but not over the top expensive either . . i like the barrels, every barrel i have owned ( 4 ) have been very accurate.
    Go mad & put something like a Lilja barrel on if you want extreme accuracy.
    The actions are pleasure to use, very smooth & never had a jam or hesitation feeding in either of the 2 i own
    good triggers . . . its all good.
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    stock standard theyre good rifles . . . add a stock that is better for your style of shooting, a larger bolt knob, alloy trigger guard, weaver rail and you have a great rifle . . . to me
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    The new lithgow I rate for a bolt action.
    Not stupid money but nice action and barrel finish.
    With the light trigger spring they are ideal


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    Quote Originally Posted by rossi.45 View Post
    i like Sako Quads, theyre not cheap but not over the top expensive either . . i like the barrels, every barrel i have owned ( 4 ) have been very accurate.
    Go mad & put something like a Lilja barrel on if you want extreme accuracy.
    The actions are pleasure to use, very smooth & never had a jam or hesitation feeding in either of the 2 i own
    good triggers . . . its all good.
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    stock standard theyre good rifles . . . add a stock that is better for your style of shooting, a larger bolt knob, alloy trigger guard, weaver rail and you have a great rifle . . . to me
    Sounds like you would be better off buying a norinco, replace the stock, replace the barrel, replace the trigger guard.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan_Songhurst View Post
    Sounds like you would be better off buying a norinco, replace the stock, replace the barrel, replace the trigger guard.....
    Nope. Nope. Nope.
    Does frustrate me how accurate my little jw15 can be but no matter how much you polish that turd it won't be in the same class. The em332 is nice however but personally I'm a huge fan of the quad.

    Synthetic stock on some of the quads is light but real hollow and just feels cheap but the range and other wood stocks are real nice.
    The only point of changing trigger guard etc is if you don't want any plastic on it.
    Action and trigger are super slick and the few I've played with/ owned have been very accurate.

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    I picked one up in H&F a whole ago, plastic stocked one, it reminded me of some kind of Thomson Centre type rifle.

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    good question Ryan . . why would you put thousands of dollars into a .22 or worst 2 of them when a Norinco is cheaper ?

    this spins my wheels . . crazy i know . . but i would rather have my madness than your attitude.
    The good news is your not alone, plenty of others use terms like ' just a .22 ' when talking about them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan_Songhurst View Post
    I picked one up in H&F a whole ago, plastic stocked one, it reminded me of some kind of Thomson Centre type rifle.
    Yeah the plastic stock ain't the greatest but still nice to shoot.
    @rossi.45 you want to buy a 22mag barrel for your quad? Have a brand new one that I'll never use

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    Yep, the wood stocked Sako quads are really nice. I have the varmint model in 22LR. Looks like your one is a bit more accurate than mine though @rossi.45

    I have several sub 2" groups at 200m with mine but I do have what looks to be velocity fliers occasionally. Shots that turn up high or low with no reason at extended distances (past 100m). I am trying to find the cause of this at the moment.

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    My 1957 BRNO Model 2. 1" groups at 100y.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gillie View Post
    Yep, the wood stocked Sako quads are really nice. I have the varmint model in 22LR. Looks like your one is a bit more accurate than mine though @rossi.45

    I have several sub 2" groups at 200m with mine but I do have what looks to be velocity fliers occasionally. Shots that turn up high or low with no reason at extended distances (past 100m). I am trying to find the cause of this at the moment.
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    All of the ammunition lots Iv put over a reliable chrony have showen poor ES. The current lot of cci subs are in the 40-50 fps range so vertical spread is inevitable at any decent distance. The RWS target Im using at present is better but still not good. Ill try some higher grade match ammo next order, R50 or top end ely
    Are you sorting on rim thickness or lenght etc to try and improve it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tikka7mm08 View Post
    My 1957 BRNO Model 2. 1" groups at 100y.

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    I'm after a pair of rings for my one... I've got a dodgy pair and can't justify the cost of a new set..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biggun708 View Post
    I'm after a pair of rings for my one... I've got a dodgy pair and can't justify the cost of a new set..
    Not expensive...5/8ths from memory and aussie company sell them..."Millet" may be?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sneeze View Post
    All of the ammunition lots Iv put over a reliable chrony have showen poor ES. The current lot of cci subs are in the 40-50 fps range so vertical spread is inevitable at any decent distance. The RWS target Im using at present is better but still not good. Ill try some higher grade match ammo next order, R50 or top end ely
    Are you sorting on rim thickness or lenght etc to try and improve it?
    I have tried R50 and Eley Black. I settled on Norma Jaktmatch based on a combination of longer range accuracy and price. I am getting into sorting by rim thickness now and saw some cool results with the Norma - 10 shot sub MOA at 120m. But the rim thickness testing ahs also brought into question my decision to go with the Norma in the first place so i am back to testing some Lapua ammunition as well. Just need another day to do some longer range accuracy testing and try them over the Magnetospeed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gillie View Post
    I have tried R50 and Eley Black. I settled on Norma Jaktmatch based on a combination of longer range accuracy and price. I am getting into sorting by rim thickness now and saw some cool results with the Norma - 10 shot sub MOA at 120m. But the rim thickness testing ahs also brought into question my decision to go with the Norma in the first place so i am back to testing some Lapua ammunition as well. Just need another day to do some longer range accuracy testing and try them over the Magnetospeed.
    Did the R50 perform? I tried the RWS Match. Groups are very good but the same velocity spread issues.
    Id be interested in your lapua results.
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    I've recently bought a Sako Finnfire 2, which has a wood stock and is identical to a quad except the barrel change screw has been covered over. It's not really a beautiful rifle, just nice to use and does the job without thinking about it.
    With plastic trigger guard, magazine and bolt shroud, its build philosophy is more like the Sako A7 or Tikka than the Sako 85. For unknown reason, the bolt release is on the other side too.
    Like Gillie, I've found a lot of ammo gives vertical strung out groups. Eley Match (black), old Tenex and R50 give circular groups and are acceptable at 50m. (under 1MOA). Several other brands like orange RWS Target, Eley Subsonic (green, hollowpoint) and the 42 Gr Winc Subsonic shoot OK at 25 yd but not at 50.
    However, my scores on target are now consistently better than I could get with the old well polished JW15, accurate as it was.

    Does anyone know where you can get aftermarket metal bits for the Finnfire / Quad ?

 

 

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