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    Sako A1 .223

    I work in the bush and wanted a short/light/robust rifle to carry around to shoot anything that pops up. Found an old Sako A1 .222 action in pretty rough shape, had it tidied up and cerakoted, and an 18" Criterion stainless 1:8 twist barrel screwed on, chambered in .223. Found a factory stock and installed a Sako factory peep sight and a front sight. Am changing the front sight bead for a square topped blade for a better sight picture. Here's a short film overview of the rifle and some wallaby hunting with it, enjoy


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    Very nice rifle mate. I do think rifles look better without scopes like. What range were those wallabies roughly taken at? Cameras always make it look further
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greener Jim View Post
    Very nice rifle mate. I do think rifles look better without scopes like. What range were those wallabies roughly taken at? Cameras always make it look further
    Wallabies were shot between 70 and 210 metres, I shot 10 in a couple of hours, the ones on film I think were 120-150 ish metres.

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    Are Wallabies a pest species?
    Can you eat the meat - ie does it taste nice?

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    Cracking shooting mate. Can't fault that at all. Another great video by the way.

    Oh and dodgyrog, no idea if they are a pest but they do taste pretty good.
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    Three things I took from the video....

    1) No need to wear cammo to the range

    2) No need to wear cammo hunting wallabies

    3) Wallabies go down hard when hit with a 77gr .224 SMK
    "If you can't see it, you can't shoot it"

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    Nice video mate, and some great shooting. That rifle looks sweet as!

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    That looks a cracking bit of land your shooting on

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    Cracking video, that's the kind of shooting I'd like to be able to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dodgyrog View Post
    Are Wallabies a pest species?
    Can you eat the meat - ie does it taste nice?
    They are a pest, and you can eat the meat - it has quite a strong flavour but it's not a *bad* flavour.

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