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Thread: Sako 85 issue

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    Sako 85 issue

    A mate has had issues with his barvarian 223. Baffle strike in a DPT appeared to be the fault with a locally done threading job but on inspection the 1-8 twist stamped barrel is actually 1-12 and the 73gr eldms were tumbling. Hes taking it back to the despicable green shop so will be interesting to see how things go.
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    Gees that's a bit of a worry, be interesting to see what happens
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    Two or three inches seems quite a short distance to get much tumbling.
    Of course they would tumble after hitting a baffle ...

    Can you tell us more ?
    how did it shoot at 25m and 100m or further without the suppressor ? That might give a clue to poor stabilisation.
    Could you see whertherr the bullet had actually hit the suppressor ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bagheera View Post
    Two or three inches seems quite a short distance to get much tumbling.
    Of course they would tumble after hitting a baffle ...

    Can you tell us more ?
    how did it shoot at 25m and 100m or further without the suppressor ? That might give a clue to poor stabilisation.
    Could you see whertherr the bullet had actually hit the suppressor ?
    Shoots fine with suppressor on using shorter bullets even with the damage. Yes there are divots taken out of the segments in the suppressor but not to bad. With suppressor off the 73gr shot a 3 shot of 500mm at 100m with impacts showing oblong holes, one was a perfect bullet shape . They are tumbling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sneeze View Post
    Shoots fine with suppressor on using shorter bullets even with the damage. Yes there are divots taken out of the segments in the suppressor but not to bad. With suppressor off the 73gr shot a 3 shot of 500mm at 100m with impacts showing oblong holes, one was a perfect bullet shape . They are tumbling.
    But how can you be sure? Haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by sneeze View Post
    Shoots fine with suppressor on using shorter bullets even with the damage. Yes there are divots taken out of the segments in the suppressor but not to bad. With suppressor off the 73gr shot a 3 shot of 500mm at 100m with impacts showing oblong holes, one was a perfect bullet shape . They are tumbling.
    You can’t just that about the projectiles mate. It’s. a PC world out there.

    You can say ‘they’re creative’.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by MSL View Post
    But how can you be sure? Haha
    Um.....


    [img]IMG_1196 by Sneeze again, on Flickr[/img]
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    Rifle is on its way to Beretta. Confirmed 12 twist at shop so its an error with the marking on the barrel.. Shit happens but he has no rifle now and has the expense of threading,ammo and a munted suppressor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sneeze View Post
    Um.....


    [img]IMG_1196 by Sneeze again, on Flickr[/img]
    At least he wouldnt have to worry about them expanding or not.

    Bit of a bugger and I have no knowledge of Sako's production lines but I imagine it could be possible for one to be picked up and inspected and put back down on the wrong line or mabey the differnt twists are done in runs and it was the first or last of the run ?

    Either way I see how it could happen making the same rifle in two twists.....Unfortunate.

    I look forward to hearing how the big green shed treats him.
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