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Thread: SAKO 85 vs 75

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    SAKO 85 vs 75

    As the owner of a syn SS 75 in 243 I have heard that the stock on the 85 is not the same quality? I was thinking about getting an 85 finnlight in 22-250 but the stock reviews has made me doubt? I dont think you can get 22-250 in the old 75 finnlight? Your comments on the 85 syn stock would be appreciated -thanks

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    I'm not 1000% sure, but I think Dickson McNaughton in Edinburgh might have a 75 wood 22-250 used for about 750...however, my concern would be why the former owner sold it, as 22-250's tend to see a lot of fast loads for a lot of vermin over the course of their careers. specifically because you're going for that caliber, it may be worth going for a new one..

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    I cannot comment on the composite stocks, however I have a Sako 75 in 243 and an 85 in 30-06. They are both blued and wood. The build quality is very good and I am totally satisfied with them in all ways. The only difference is the magazine removal procedure and the absence of the 75's bolt-lock on the 85. I have owned the 75 for about seven years and the 85 for three years, both from new.

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    I have a 85 SS in 308, I like the stock more than the 75's

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    I have a sako 85 with synthetic stock and it wont shoot tight groups as the stock flexi's to much. so if i was you i would avoid them !

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    Quote Originally Posted by digitalwildcams View Post
    I have a 85 SS in 308, I like the stock more than the 75's
    +1

    atb steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by 375 mag View Post
    I have a sako 85 with synthetic stock and it wont shoot tight groups as the stock flexi's to much. so if i was you i would avoid them !
    sorry but dont think you can generalise on your one experience.

    atb steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by SussexFallow View Post
    sorry but dont think you can generalise on your one experience.

    atb steve
    +1, mine's superb
    Owning a gun or knife and not using it, is akin to not sleeping with your girlfriend to keep her neat and tidy for the next bloke.

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    I have two 85's, both with synthetic stocks. One has a 25 inch barrel, which is the longest they do. I use it with a Northstar mod, which isn't particularly light.

    Accuracy from both is superb off a bipod, sticks, beanbag, whatever. I've never heard of forends flexing on Sako 85's before. Mine certainly don't.

    Cheers,

    Bob

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    I am the very happy owner of an 85 S/S and can only say the stock has thus far proved excellent being both pleasant to hold and IMHO rigid enough not to flex when fired off bipod or otherwise no worries here

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