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    Sako Finnfire - First Shots

    I shot my lovely Sako Finnfire for the first time today, it was drizzling and I was being eaten alive by midges. After a couple of zeroing shots (scope was only a couple of clicks out from factory zero) I was rather pleased with this 5 shot group:

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    I am a little bit pleased

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    Typical Sako i have an 85 in 22-250 great guns

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    Hi is this the new finnfire or the original?

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    That looks good. What range and ammunition?

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    Quote Originally Posted by danban View Post
    Hi is this the new finnfire or the original?
    It's the new Finnfire. I tried to find an original one, they seem to have some kind of hallowed mystique about them, but the ones I actually saw were a bit ropey and were obviously workhorses during their life (a good sign I guess). In reality the new one is no less nicely made and I had more choice over the wood.

    Quote Originally Posted by 1066 View Post
    That looks good. What range and ammunition?
    Only a 25m zero, but it shows the rifle is capable, even shooting off a gate as a rest. I didn't have time to try it at 50m and 100m last night. I was shooting 40gr CCI Subsonic HP ammunition.

    I'll get it bang on zero off a bipod and rear bag next time I'm at the indoor range.

    With a 25m zero the the rifle should be bang on again at 50m with a theoretical max 1/2 inch deviation along the trajectory out to the 'second zero point' (creating a 1" kill zone without the need for hold over/under). That's good enough for bunny head shots out to 60m. There's an approx 5" drop at 80m and a 9" drop out to 100m which I can compensate for in my reticle. That's the theory, but I'll have to wait and do some real world testing.
    Last edited by A J; 20-08-2015 at 07:58.

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    My original Finnfire does the same at 50m using Ely subs. I have found the Ely to be the best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkfoot1 View Post
    My original Finnfire does the same at 50m using Ely subs. I have found the Ely to be the best.
    Yeah I've heard of a few people having good results with Ely subs. I'm excited to see what this little .22 can do at 50m and 100m.

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    My Finnfire performs well with Eley HP subs. It does do a little better with Eley match and tenex but not enough to justify the cost.

    This is 10 shots at 25 yards off a bench with bipod with Eley sport:
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    This is 30 consecutive shots at 68 yards off the ground with bipod with Eley HP subs. Group average .9moa. (Would've been nice to just select a couple of groups )

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    You won't regret getting one, I never have.
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not using it in a fruit salad.

    Amateurs practice until they get it right. Professionals practice until they never get it wrong.

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    whats the difference between the quad and the finnfire? apart from the barrel change.

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