Finnish Sako Vixen .22PPC Bolt Action

SOLD FOR: $1,280

WOA#: WY240220BA029

Make: Sako

Model: Vixen

Serial#: A228

Year of Manufacture: 1987-1992

Caliber/Gauge: .22 PPC

Action Type: Bolt Action

Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “SAKO CAL. 22 PPC USA MADE IN FINLAND” and features a crowned lion proof.  The left side of the receiver is marked “SAKO 22 PPC” and features the serial number “A228” and another proof mark. The bottom of the barrel is marked “IMP’D BY STOEGER INC. N.J.”  The bolt is marked “228”.

Barrel Length: 23.5”

Sights/ Optics: There are no iron sights attached or any provisions. The top of the receiver has scope rings mounted for your favorite optics.

Stock Configuration & Condition/ Grip: The stock is checkered wood one-piece with raised comb, pistol grip and rubber buttpad. The stock has a few scattered nicks and scratches on top of normal handling marks. Notably, the grip has a few scratches and the bottom of the stock has a scratch just in front of the trigger guard. The buttpad is marked “FINLAND SAKO” and has some wear with dirt build up on the bottom right corner. There are two studs in the stock, one in the forend and another at the belly of the buttstock. The LOP is 14.25” from the trigger to the end of the buttpad. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the stock is in Excellent condition.

Type of Finish: Blue

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright. The rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.  In this writer’s opinion the bore rates a 9/10.

Overall Condition: The rifle retains about 99% of its finish. There is standard operational wear to the bolt from use. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in Excellent overall condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.

Box Paperwork and Accessories: None

Our Assessment: The Finnish Sako Vixen chambered in .22 PPC is a precision-crafted bolt-action rifle designed for competitive shooting and varmint hunting. Manufactured by Sako, renowned for their quality and precision, the Vixen represents the pinnacle of Finnish firearms engineering. The .22 PPC cartridge, originally developed for benchrest shooting, offers exceptional accuracy and flat trajectory, making it a favorite among precision shooters.

With its bolt action design, the Sako Vixen ensures smooth and reliable cycling of cartridges, contributing to its reputation for outstanding accuracy and consistency on the range. The rifle features a robust steel receiver and barrel construction, providing shooters with a stable platform for achieving tight groupings at long distances. The Vixen’s ergonomic walnut stock is designed for comfort and control, allowing shooters to maintain steady aim and precise shot placement.

Equipped with a drilled and tapped receiver, the Sako Vixen allows for easy installation of optics, enabling shooters to customize their setup for optimal performance. Whether used for precision benchrest shooting or varmint hunting, the Sako Vixen .22 PPC Bolt Action Rifle offers shooters a high-quality and accurate firearm built to excel in competitive shooting disciplines and deliver reliable performance in the field.  Please see our photos and good luck on your bid!  C.J.

Finnish Sako Vixen .22PPC Bolt Action
Finnish Sako Vixen .22PPC Bolt Action