Calling the Sako 85 Hunter Stainless a standard is a serious understatement. It comes with world-class Sako features, including the legendary Sako accuracy, smooth bolt operation and perfect balance, making it a valued rifle to both own and shoot. The Sako 85 Hunter Stainless features a high-grade walnut stock and stainless barrel, action and metal parts. This delivers a classic mix of warmth with contemporary highlights.
Sako 85 actions come in six different sizes (CSA), providing reliable functioning for each calibre. All Sako 85 models feature controlled cartridge feed (RCS) to eliminate double feed or cartridge jams. The turn-bolt handle places the hand in a natural position during bolt operation, which allows for rapid repeated firing.
The barrels are manufactured with a passion for craftsmanship and the very best knowledge of Sako. Barrel blanks are drilled, honed, cold- hammer forged, finished and finally individually inspected by the human eye. Twist rates are chosen for each calibre to optimize accuracy and bullet performance.
The staggered, two-row magazine is made of stainless steel. The detachable magazine can also be loaded through the ejection port. The Total Control Latch prevents accidental magazine release.
The special two-way safety locks both the trigger and the bolt handle. The unique bolt release button of the Sako Safety System allows you to load or remove a cartridge from the chamber while the safety is engaged.
The ergonomics of Sako 85’s walnut and synthetic stocks are built for an optimal shooting posture. The excellent balance and smooth bolt operation of Sako 85 rifles enable fast, straight and accurate operation.
The weight of pull of the single-stage Sako 85 trigger unit is adjustable from 1 to 2kg. An optional single-set trigger is available for most Sako 85 models. Most Sako 85 rifles have an extremely durable, all-steel trigger guard that protects the trigger.
I bought my stainless Hunter .375 H&H Magnum around 7 yrs ago. I enjoy it's history as a people's militia armament to fight colonialism(Lenin gave Finland its independence from the Romanov's clutches post WW1). It's engineered beautifully -smooth, effortless(not the recoi) balance. Cheap SAKO are not, yet taking care of our environment means buying equipment that will last.
LZ Melbourne, Australia