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    WTS - Sako 85 Hunter .375 H&H

    I am finally getting round to selling my Sako 85 hunter in .375 H&H. I got this rifle brand new for a grizzly hunt last year and now find myself looking to other things. I would like to sell the whole lot (except the scope & sling) together. This rifle has been professionally bedded by Gillice Gunsmithing in Rotorua. Taking the action in and out of the stock to put it in the case means the rifle does need to be sighted in again. I have done this several times and never needed to adjust the scope more than about 4 clicks.

    The setup i am selling includes:
    Sako model 85 Hunter with iron sights (RRP~2650)
    Sako 85 Bolt disassembly thingy
    30mm Sako Optilock scope base & rings (xtra low) (RRP at least $300)
    Plano 42" All Weather case (incl. 2 off Abus padlocks using identical keys) (RRP at least $300 + $40)
    Leather belt ammunition pouch (hold 5 rounds) (RRP i have no idea)
    2 off boxes of unfired Norma .375 H&H 300gr Oryx ammunition (40 in total) (RRP ~ $160)
    22 off hand loaded rounds (Norma brass, 260gr Nosler accubonds, ADI 2209)
    approx 76 twice fired Norma .375 H&H cases (fired in this rifle).

    I have a bore guide for this rifle somewhere here as well that i will throw in if i find it.

    Rifle is in imaculate condition with just some minor scratches on the back of the stock. This rifle has not been a safe queen. I have fired about 300 rounds through it. I shoots like a sako should (about 1 MOA, some groups smaller some a little larger, though i freely admit my shooting is largly to blame here).

    I am after $2800 for all (except the scope & sling - these are not included) pluys shipping. Obviously proof of firearms license will be required. PM me if you are interested or ask any questions you like. In terms of trades i would consider a Sako 85 finlight in medium action or a high end scope or spotting scope.



















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    Mmmmmm nice.

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    Very nice rifle gillie. Good luck with the sale
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    Yep, its a nice bit of kit. Am a bit sad to see it go really but i don't have a use for it.

    It comes with 5 dummy rounds as well for dry firing practice. The dummy rounds have high density plastic in the primer pockets to save the firing pin.

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    Sweet rifle Gillie, good luck with selling her.

    One question: Why did you opt for the shorter carry case (meaning you have to break the rifle down each time you put it in) instead of a full length one?
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    The shorter cases are easier to handle, cheaper, they actually fit in a rental car and they are less consipcuious. I thought a full length rifle case was obviously a rifle case. With this one, i walked into a BNZ bank here in NZ and they had no idea what could have been in it. The case was empty at the time! And even if i had a full length case i would have still checked the zero when i got to the hunt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gillie View Post
    The shorter cases are easier to handle, cheaper, they actually fit in a rental car and they are less consipcuious. I thought a full length rifle case was obviously a rifle case. With this one, i walked into a BNZ bank here in NZ and they had no idea what could have been in it. The case was empty at the time! And even if i had a full length case i would have still checked the zero when i got to the hunt.
    Good points, my Pelican 1750 is a bitch to transport in small vehicles. Would definately still need to check the zero after the airline baggage handlers are done with it, jeez are they rough on gear. Hard case about BNZ, bet they would have had kittens if they knew what the case was intended for.

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    Geez, spotted a mistake... I am actually interested in a Sako finlight in the small action length not medium.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ebf View Post
    I think Spudattack is going to be putting his left kidney on TM shortly
    Its not a CZ!

    Seriously cool bit of kit though!
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    Price reduction to $2600 - below that and i might as well re-barrel it.

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    Very tempting!

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    Feel free to make me an offer!
    I would prefer to sell complete but i wouldn't mind too much keeping the case... I still have the original box the rifle came in, that can go with the rifle. I am sure i would survive keeping the optilocks as well... particularly as i am looking to pick up another Sako at some stage and 30mm rings would be good. The reloaded ammunition has been fireformed in this rifle so really should stay with it.

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    Now on trademe.

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    Will be a good buy for someone.
    If i had the cash it would be mine.

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