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Is that pronounced "sey-co mey-toh" or "saw-co mah-toh"
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"socko mah-toh"
 
That is, if the correct pronunciation of the origin words derived from Sako and the Beretta Mato (a Native American word for "bear") rifle are maintained.
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Aa soh, me karate expert, me chop-chop you awl , says socko mah-toh!
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why would a finnish rifle company (sako) use a native american term?? although sako has had models like the finnbear intresting research project kids, ok since my wifes family speaks finn, i looked and sako means "fine" in finnish

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Originally posted by pyro6999 pyro6999 wrote:

why would a finnish rifle company (sako) use a native american term?? although sako has had models like the finnbear intresting research project kids, ok since my wifes family speaks finn, i looked and sako means "fine" in finnish
 
They didn't.  I wasn't referring to the first part of his username (Sako), but instead the last part -- "mato."  Sakomato has a couple of the now-discontinued Beretta Mato rifles, which were based on a Dakota M97 action.  I have one of those same rifles with the HS Precision synthetic stock in .300 Win Mag, and it's a fine rifle.  I read an article on the Mato rifle shortly after it was released and the author explained that the origin of the word "mato" was Native American, meaning "bear."  Ironically, the Mato rifle was discontinued by Beretta after they acquired Sako, at which time they no longer needed to market a premium rifle under the Beretta brand name.


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It's a Beretta thing.  Beretta buys up a great Finnish company and then starts courting the American market ( with Another rifle) by using Indian words......
 
..kind of like Chevrolet using the word TAHOE to make us believe that their trucks can get out of their own way!!!!    Stiring%20The%20Pot            HA!   You damn gringos!!!   Bandito 
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The Mato rifle was introduced and discontinued several years before Beretta purchased Sako.
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We took a couple in trade a while back and had a hard to getting rid of them, finally put them on GunBroker with no reserve and they sold for:
 
Beretta Mato synthetic .30-06 sprg  $725.
Beretta Mato synthetic .30-06 sprg   $655.
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I was looking for a "Mato" in .280, I found one, but they wanted $1000.00 for it,  the Mato is a fine rifle but I couldn't justify the grand, so I went else where.
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