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Finland Gives Up New Rifle Program, Will Modernize Rk. 62 to Serve Until 2035

The Finnish Commander of the Army has announced that the Nordic country will not be purchasing 5.56mm replacements for their existing 7.62x39mm caliber Rk. 62 rifles, but instead will seek to upgrade the venerable Kalashnikov-based Valmet. Altair.com reports (machine [Read More…]

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Sako 90th Anniversary Model

The Finnish rifle manufacturer Sako (now owned by Beretta) was started in 1921 and turns 90 years old this year. The 90th anniversary gun is a beautiful Sako Model 85 chambered in .450 Rigby.