Hi all, I have a Sako L16R Finnbear with the full Mannlicher style stock in 30-06. I think it's a pre-Garcia but have never removed the stock to check the import stamp. The serial # is in the might/might not be range. It shoots excellent and the stock is in beautiful shape. My father gave it to me so I'm wary to take it out into the Alaska elements for fear of damaging the stock. I would like to mount the action to a syn stock (Bell & Carlson carbalite perhaps). The rifle is on the heavy side at 9lbs w/out scope so I'm wondering if it might loose some weight with a syn stock. Anyone have a similar action in a syn stock? Could you post pics? Weight? Accuracy? Info on whether you bedded the barrel and who did the work? I have a tikka t3 in 270 so I'm good in the mtn gun dept but it sure'd be nice to take the 30-06 into the willows to chase some moose. The short barrel swings like a gem and the heavy(ish) barrel steadies quite nice.
Any info advice is appreciated.