sako 75 or 85

hi i have a sako 75 at the momment and have realy enjoyed using it, i am now getting another cal and was going back for another sako but what was wandering if the new 85 was realy worth the extra cash i have read the some articals about the 85 safty mag systm .
also where is a good dealer at a good price

Cheers ivor
 
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Davie

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If it were me i would go for the SAKO 85 It has an improved bolt system but to be fair they are both good rifles. But they wont compare to my sauer so i will stick with it ;)
 

monty the stalker

Active Member
Shropshirelad,

Taking it you live in the Shropshire area so have you tried Morgans of Oswestry (ask for the gun room), last time I popped in they had a number of very competitevely priced 75 and 85's on offer along with some nice t3's.
Another place in Shropshire is the bog at Minsterly or a little further a filed is the shop in Wensbury west mid or Valley arms at Ruthin across the border in North Wales.

Hope these are a help

Monty.
 
hi i went up to minsterly ranges about a fortnight ago no selection at all in the sako's will give morgans a try cheers
6.5x55 what would you say are the best bits of the sauer and how much more generally are they

thanks ivor
 
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Davie

Guest
The sauer is smooth and silent like me it is black like me , with a nice fluted barrel . It has the best mounting system on a rifle with a built in weaver rail. Deadly accurate out of the box has a set trigger leaving at a nice crisp 1lb . Its is a couple of pounds lighter than the sako, I paid 1100 from new with rings ready to shoot.
Did i say you can take it apart and change barrels for other calibres .
Al weather with a Teflon coat. Sorry no tiger stripes and you cant get camo so if your a serious stalker you need not apply
 

ezzy6.5

Well-Known Member
Hi Shropshire lad,

Morgans will order you what you want but hadn't got many cf rifles in last week when i called in. they ordered a ouple of Beneli's for my mate on a sale or return basis and they were in within a week he bought the one he wanted and they sent the other back.
In contrast he went to the bog first and paid up front, waited 3 weeks to be told it would take up to another month. NB Cambers on the cressage road have a few rifles in and will order you anything you want. the owner is a keen stalker. Wynstay farmers in oswestry have just opened a new gunroom so might be good for a deal. Garlands at stafford have a fair bit of kit and is deffinately worth a phone call.

hope this helps, Ezzy.
 

ezzy6.5

Well-Known Member
Actually while we are on the subject, any of you know a gunshop relativly local to shrewsbury that carries a stock of reloading components?
i need too find a selection of 6.5 bullets and some re22 but none local

Ezzy
 
thanks for those details ezzy6.5 there is a small gun shop in bell vue shrewsbury but isnt open much so call ahead to check
leusak which model do you have i wasnt going for a synthetic

Thanks ivor
 

Leupsak

Well-Known Member
I have the wood laminate in stainless with a Jet-Z mod, I recommend you pop into a local shop and pick one up to try. I was going for a T3 untill I picked up the 85, lifelong purchase so worth the extra.
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rabbit fingers

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I have a sako 75 and an 85 I'm very pleased with them both, don't be put off the magazine release on the 85 not a problem as far as I can see and more difficult to loose the mag by accident. I've had the mag on the 75 drop out once and was lucky to find it. I had the 85 on order with GMK for 3 months but it was worth the wait and every penny. :)
 

Sikaside

Well-Known Member
sako 75

Hi I dont know if you have already bought your new rifle,but if not which
model 85 were you going to buy ?.

I have 2 Sako 75s, one in 243 and one in 7.08, the 243 has a blue action in a Sako synthetic stock , and the 7.08 is stainless in a synthetic stock,last year I decided to replace my fathfull 75, 243 with a new 85, 243.

I orderd my new rifle from my local gun shop,a stainless synthetic,
when I went to collect it I was a little dissapointed, what have Sako
done to the stock?, i know the old stock wasnt that nice to look at, but it
does what it says on the box.

I took the rifle home, thinking it will grow on me, how wrong I was, the next week I was back to the gunshop to see if my old rifle was still there,
unfortunatley it was sold.

After a few phone calls, my local gunshop managed to get me, yes you guessed it a new 75, in 243.

What I would say is look before you buy, I wished I had it would have saved me a lot of time and money.

all the best Nick
 

griffshrek

Well-Known Member
hello all .

i used to own a Rem SPS and after feeding and watering the money tree in the back garden all year i managed to get enough to part ex it for a Sako 85 synthetic varmint stainless with fluted barrel in the girly .243 .

what a diffrence the sako is stunning to look at (not like me) it has a very high quality feel and it shoot stupidly small groups out of the box, i like the magazine release it stops it being opened by accident, down side heavier than the other rifle espically with a mod and big scope on , but im a big feller and dont feel it ....neil
 
tha nks for that, sorry about slow reply been realy busy the last month or so.Got the rifle at christmas new Sako 86 in hunter 30-06 but the wood is almost standard of deluxe, i think i got very lucky unlike the poor old fallow that arnt now. It groups superbly and picks up a dream

got the rifle from nb cambers very quick and promt supply and screw cut it for me

cheers

Ivor
 
tha nks for that, sorry about slow reply been realy busy the last month or so.Got the rifle at christmas new Sako 86 in hunter 30-06 but the wood is almost standard of deluxe, i think i got very lucky unlike the poor old fallow that arnt now. It groups superbly and picks up a dream

got the rifle from nb cambers very quick and promt supply and screw cut it for me

cheers

Ivor
 

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