Sako 85 Hunter

BigDawgWill44

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Anybody have experience with Sako 85 Hunter rifles? Looking at buying one in 270 or 270 wsm. I know they are 1/10” twist so won’t be able to stabilize the long heavy high BC bullets. I want a nice wood stock stainless rifle and this looks like a beauty, and I love the Sako/Tikka action. Any limitations in magazine length or anything to know? Thank you.


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SDHNTR

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Beautiful rifles, but with an embarrassing ejection issue they refuse to address. Google it. Silly problem, worse with long actions.
 

ETtikka

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Sauer 100 is another option, similar prices to the wooden tikka t3x, same twist rates unfortunately, but the bottom metal is actually metal, very good reviews
 
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BigDawgWill44

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Beautiful rifles, but with an embarrassing ejection issue they refuse to address. Google it. Silly problem, worse with long actions.

Well that’s discouraging… why the hell would they sell such a nice/expensive rifle if this is a persistent problem?


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ndlawrence

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Well that’s discouraging… why the hell would they sell such a nice/expensive rifle if this is a persistent problem?


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I have a bunch of Sako 85's and have never had any issues. I wouldn't worry about that. Like you mentioned, the slow twist rate, and few scope mounting options are the only downside. Absolutely beautiful guns.
 
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