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Sako Model 85 Barrel on Sako Forester AII

erikpolcrackerikpolcrack Member Posts: 28 ✭✭
edited December 2015 in Ask the Experts
I have two Sako Forester AIIs and several barrels to swap between them. I have the chance to buy a Sako Model 85 barrel in a caliber I want. Does anyone know if the Model 85 barrel will fit my Forester? The Model 85 is supposedly the direct linear descendant of the Forester, but I cannot find any source with complete thread/shank info on the newer rifle. I have heard that Sako has make some changes to the threads on some of their newer guns to simplify production.


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    perry shooterperry shooter Member Posts: 17,390
    edited November -1
    Years ago I had a chance to buy a Forester at an auction that some NUT had used an angle grinder on the chamber area to clear a big Scope Bell . Needless to say I was the only Bidder . I searched the internet
    and found another Forester barrel when to swap and Wow they had different STYLE threads one was V threads the other was threads squar top like a screw used to open or close Vice jaws. Be careful to get the correct barrel Iwould not trust a book i would get one of your spare barrels that you KNOW will fit the receiver and compare with any barrel you are thinking about buying
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