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I will soon be getting a Sako 75 Stainless/Laminate in 6.5x55SE. The scope I have for mounting on it is a S&B Precision Hunter 3-12x50. I would like your suggestions on the best rings/bases for this combination? Also, what height rings would I need?
It's looking like the Sako Optilock Xtra Low rings would just about do but they are expensive and I would want to be certain before I purchase them.
Any help would be much appreciated.
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http://www.conetrol.com/menu_page.htm

 

Give them a call.

They can make you a set stainless rings, if you like.

 

These rings are my all time favorite hunting rings!!

 

Welcome to the OT!!

 

Opti-locs are way overpriced IMO.

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Check out Near Mfg. Richard Near machines the best I've seen or heard about for the Sako 75. You can get all Stainless Steel Picatinny base with built in elevation. This base slides over the existing Sako tapered dovetail and he also machines rings to mate this system or you can use Badger Ordnance Rings, Burris Zee Rings, Leupold Tactical Rings. www.nearmfg.com can't go wrong.



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The Near Manufacturing site does not mention Sako 75 mounts at all, just TRG, which is not the same thing.

I like the Optilocks, second only to Burris Signature rings.  I mounted a 50mm objective scope with the 30mm Extra-Low rings, and the objective bell, which was fairly thick, had plenty of clearance. 

I recently changed that setup to a different scope in Burris bases and Signature rings, only because I needed the down slant that I could and did get with the Burris inserts (scope was a little light on adjustment range).  The Optilocks are good mounts, solid and good-looking.

I have not tried Conetrol, but they are, and have been for decades, the sleekest and best looking mounts available, and I would trust that their DapTar bases for the Sako are consistent with their long-time reputation for quality.  In my case, they would not have worked because I needed the slant.





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Near Mfg. does make the base for the Sako 75...I have one on my Sako 75 in 7mm08. Near did not have stock on the rings I wanted at the time so I bought Badger Ordnance. I forgot to mention Burris Xtreme Tactical Rings will also work on the Near Base as well. You just have to be sure that they are not too wide and limit scope mounting to get the proper eye relief. This set-up makes the next level below look" Mickey Mouse" Only down side is it's heavy compared to most other set-ups. What I like best is the ability to mount scope at the exact eye relief do to all the cross slots from one end to the other. You can also remove scoped bases and return to exact zero. The bases are attached with 1/2" nuts. I didn't know that Badger offered their rings in aluminum until after I bought mine and may have got them instead of the steel rings...???
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I've heard good things about Conetrol rings and mounts, might give them a buzz. Just gotta check whether I'll need extension rings for the scope first. One of my buddies has a Sako in Syn/SS so I'll be able to check when I meet him, hopefully get a chance next week. Not that there's any rush, with the firearms licencing laws around here I probably won't be able to pick the gun up for another 4-6 months anyway.

The Picatinny base would probably be a bit heavy on a hunting rifle, and much as I'd like to go all tactical on it I don't want to ruin the clean looks of the gun when I get it.

Thanks for all the help, I appreciate it.
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