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How good is the Sako 85?

How good is the Sako 85?

The walnut Hunter, however, appeals to the purist and is a very elegant and well-handling rifle. In fact, the classic lines make the Sako 85 Hunter one of the nicest looking stalking rifles on the market, coupled with the Sako stamp of quality and accuracy.

How much does a Sako 85 Classic cost?

Available models

JRSCL20 85 Classic $2,275
JRSCL31 85 Classic $2,275
JRSCL34 85 Classic $2,275
JRSCL37 85 Classic $2,275

Which is better Sako or Tikka?

I would stick with Tikka due to that fact it’s more customizable (i.e more aftermarket parts). Sky is the limit on what you want to do with those tikkas. Sako 85 gives you a better stock , better recoil lug, and no plastic magazine, but you lose the drilled and tapped receiver, which limits your scope mounting options.

What is the difference between a Sako 75 and 85?

The 75 is a pure push feed with with bolt face fully enclosing the cartridge rim. The 85 has a cut at the bottom of the bolt face that allows the cartridge rim to slide under the extractor during feeding. Not quite CRF like a Winchester, but close. Otherwise there are only minor differences between the two.

Is the Sako 85 a good hunting rifle?

This review has a rather unusual beginning, dating back a couple of years to when I planned to review the iconic Finnish-made Sako 85 Finnlight. For a test rifle, Sako sent me a Finnlight chambered in 6.5×55 Swedish Mauser, an excellent choice for an easy-to-carry deer rifle.

What’s the difference between a Sako 85 and 591?

This was altered in the 591/691, which saw a machined peg sit inside a light alloy lug inside the stock. The 75 was different again, and skipping to the 85 sees a system very similar to the 591/691.

What’s the accuracy of the Sako 85 finnlight II?

And with its short barrel, the II promises quick handling in tight spots. When assessing the overall accuracy, the rifle averaged groups of 0.929 inches with my handloads and 1.05 inches with 16 varieties of factory ammunition (above).

What is the weight of a Sako 85 trigger?

The weight of pull of the single- stage Sako 85 trigger unit is adjustable from 1 to 2 kg (2–4 lbs). An optional single-set trigger is available for most Sako 85 models.