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Sako Finnfire II

Discussion in 'Firearms Certificate (FAC) Guns' started by cloverleaf, May 14, 2014.

  1. cloverleaf

    cloverleaf Super Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    Lots of people wept with dismay when Sako discontinued the P94 Finnfire rimfire range of rifles some years ago. Despite their increased functionality, the multi-calibre Quad rifle that replaced the outgoing Finnfire was never as well-loved by many enthusiasts as the old P94.

    Sako are now releasing the Finnfire II; apparently aiming to win back some of their clientele who prefer a more traditional format and materials. It looks much like the original Finnfire, but is now available in .17HMR (which the old .22LR platform didn't support). It's apparently going to retail for around £880.. I wonder how it will compare to the old rifle in terms of build, trigger performance and accuracy, parts interchangeability and whether they'll ever make a left-handed version (I think I can guess the answer to that one :rolleyes:).

    So, potentially another contender to consider if you're after a premium bolt-action rimfire!

    [​IMG]
     
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    I tried out a friends Finnfire a few weeks back. I liked it but wasn't overwhelmed by it. I suppose using over a long period of time would maybe change that opinion, I don't know. But £880 when you can buy a accurate CZ .22 or .17 for less than half the price doesn't make a lot of sense to me... Right just gonna pop my flame suit on:flame: ;)
     
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    A sako Finnfire was my 21st birthday present from my father. I'm now 42 and still own, plus use it regularly. In my option it is one of the best post war rim fires commercially available in the uk. It is designed and built just like there C/F were, cracking rifle and still holds its own today. [​IMG]But making a mark2 does not always work on the basis of nostalgia, it has to be built with quality and well finished. All depends if the bean counters are involved with its production. Andrew
     
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    Its with a premium quality rifle like the finnfire you really get the best out of the bullet.120 yd headshots on bunnies is a cinch.the accuracy is awesome.i dont think a cz is as good in terms of poi at long range.the finnfire really is mustard.
     
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    Oh dear ive just found the link in the first post.i need to make space .I need to save up.
     
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    I thought that the Finnfire II is just a Quad but without the interchangeable barrel?
     
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    I had a quad for a while, a complete PITA, the bolt keep leaving the spent cases in the barrel,apparently the claw shape was more suited to hmr round and not .22LR,nice engineering on the rest of the gun though,shame the ejector claw was pants, i got fed up with it and took it back.The finnfire has never failed to pull one out..
     
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    Similarly I bought my Finnfire Varmint around my 18th birthday and still have it some years later :p

    They have a rep for a super-fast lock time; I measured mine at 1ms (lock time) and 4.5ms (total shot development time) - by the time the bullet's left the Sako's muzzle the striker on a standard S400 would just be hitting the valve - no wonder the rimfire is so forgiving to shoot :)

    Aside from the fact that mine's right handed (and I'm not) I never see the need for another bolt action rimfire tbh; a rifle for life!

    One thing you might wish to consider is that bits are getting scarce for them now (as I found when I recently mislaid my magazine) so it's probably worth buying a spare while they're still available.


    Same old story tbh; the Czechs turn out some cracking products at great prices and the 452/455 rifles are certainly very good. The Sako is just a bit more upmarket really; not sure as there would be a massive difference in performance. The best group I've had out of mine was 1" at 100yds with Lapua match ammo, which I think is pretty much par for the course for a decent rimfire tbh.


    That's unfortunate. I suspect that the Finnfire II is probably just the Quad action with a different stock and one (more permanently fixed?) barrel. Will have to wait and see how they rack up once a few people have bought them..
     
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    Cloverleaf..I did know where there was recently a 10 round mag for sale for a finnfire,pm me if needed.
     
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    Thanks - only just found your message. Fortunately I found the original 5 round mag after panic-buying a second, so I'm all good providing they don't go walkies again :)
     

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