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Thread: Sako 85 6.5x55 vs 7 rem mag same action?

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    Sako 85 6.5x55 vs 7 rem mag same action?

    Would someone know if a stock off a 6.5x55 Sako 85 would fit on a 7 rem mag Sako 85?
    As far as I know they have slightly different actions but that might only be internally.
    thanks.
    edi

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    I think the presumption is that it will not because for some reason Sako use a long action in the magnum calibres in both M75 and M85 models.

    The standard length magnums can (and should) be housed in the standard .30-06 length action. Sako use the .375 H&H action for these, which is 12mm longer. It's the same difference as between the .308 and .30-06 action, and the stocks for rifles in these calibres aren't interchangeable.
    If I'm going to be accused of it then it's just as well I did it.

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    Edi,

    I have two 85's, one in 6.5 x 55 and the other in 7mm Rem Man. The actions are different lengths, as are the magazines and the slot in the stock that takes the magazine and bottom metal. The stock from a 6.5 x 55 wouldn't fit onto a 7mm Rem Mag action without a lot of work to the stock. This might be possible with a wood or laminate stock but I doubt it would be possible with a plastic one.

    cheers,

    Bob

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    Edi

    Check out the action sizes as per:
    http://www.sako.fi/pdf/specs/85SyntheticSS.pdf

    .270 is "S"
    6.5x55 is "M"

    Cheers
    i
    Sako 75 6.5x55mm-Z6i 3-18x50. MauserM12 .308-SIII 6-24x50. Beretta 690 III Field 12b.
    "You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life."
    Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill (1874-1965)

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    Thank you all very much for the replies.
    Good to know and saved me doing work for nothing.
    edi

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    Quote Originally Posted by ejg View Post
    Thank you all very much for the replies.
    Good to know and saved me doing work for nothing.
    edi
    Are the bolt faces the same size, i thought the 6.5 was an oddball size?
    atb blue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iainfarthing View Post
    Edi

    Check out the action sizes as per:
    http://www.sako.fi/pdf/specs/85SyntheticSS.pdf

    .270 is "S"
    6.5x55 is "M"

    Cheers
    i
    Interesting.
    I though .270 and 6.5x55 were both M as far as Sako were concerned.

    The 7mm Magnum is on the L action, I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dalua View Post
    Interesting.
    I though .270 and 6.5x55 were both M as far as Sako were concerned.

    The 7mm Magnum is on the L action, I think.
    Sorry, excuse my Muppetry, you are absolutely correct! I was in a 7mm-08 conversation with someone else, and read that rather than .270.

    Apologies
    iain

    ACTION SIZE / CALIBER / RATE OF TWIST
    S / 22-250 Rem / 14"
    S / 243 Win / 10"
    S / 260 Rem / 8"
    S / 7mm-08 Rem / 9.5"
    S / 308 Win / 11"
    S / 338 Federal / 10"

    SM / 270 Win Short Mag / 10"
    SM / 300 Win Short Mag / 11"

    M / 25-06 Rem / 10"
    M / 6.5x55 SE / 8"
    M / 270 Win / 10"
    M / 30-06 Spr / 11"
    M / 8x57IS / 9.5"
    M / 9.3x62 / 14"
    M / 9.3x66 (.370 Sako Mag) / 14"

    L / 7mm Rem Mag / 9.5"
    L / 300 Win Mag 11"
    L / 338 Win Mag 10"
    L / 375 H&H Mag 12"
    Sako 75 6.5x55mm-Z6i 3-18x50. MauserM12 .308-SIII 6-24x50. Beretta 690 III Field 12b.
    "You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life."
    Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill (1874-1965)

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