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My Sako 270

The synthetic stock has gone very, very sticky.
I’ve tried various cleaners to clear the sticky substance but none works.
Any idea what I could use to fix the issue??
Very stressful I might add.
 

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Try lighter fluid. I had a rubberized flashlight that was in my truck box for several years. It got very sticky. As I use lighter fluid to remove price tags and stickers, I gave it a shot. It wasn’t perfect but helped.
I just mentioned this to my wife and she suggested white vinegar.
 

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Try lighter fluid. I had a rubberized flashlight that was in my truck box for several years. It got very sticky. As I use lighter fluid to remove price tags and stickers, I gave it a shot. It wasn’t perfect but helped.
I just mentioned this to my wife and she suggested white vinegar.

Thanks I’ll try to white vinegar

This is very stressful I might add as it’s my favorite rifle
 

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Which model synthetic stock is this? Is it the finnlight with rubberized grips?
 

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Not Finlight but hunter 85 soft rubber (I think) synthetic stock
I have never had this issue before; ever
 

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Not Finlight but hunter 85 soft rubber (I think) synthetic stock
I have never had this issue before; ever
That’s really disappointing/concerning to hear. Hopefully you find a permanent solution.
 

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If you can’t find a solution, you might contact Hogue stocks. Tell them you have one of their overmolded stocks with that issue. They may have an answer.
 

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Not Finlight but hunter 85 soft rubber (I think) synthetic stock
I have never had this issue before; ever

My wife had the same problem with a benelli cordoba shotgun. I called benelli and they sent her a new stock and fore end! Might give Sako a call. Couldn’t hurt.
 

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I’ve contacted the Sako representative here in Australia (Beretta)
Will advise what they suggest
Personally I’m not impressed as I have numerous Sako rifles but all but the 270 have walnut stocks
 

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Was it exposed to bug dope? Like Deet or something similar?
 

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Apparently this is a known problem
I believe it’s a warrant issue
And I’ll get it replaced w a walnut stock
 

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I’ll be keeping my Sakos
But
In big calibers I use Winchester because the extraction system
On Sako. What happens is that an empty case in big calibers hit the low mounted scope and dents the case mouth and drops back into the action.
Really handy when something big and dangerous is coming to discuss matters. Yikes!!
 

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My Sako 270

The synthetic stock has gone very, very sticky.
I’ve tried various cleaners to clear the sticky substance but none works.
Any idea what I could use to fix the issue??
Very stressful I might add.
The Cairns humidity will do that.............
 

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