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Thread: Some help with buying a Sako 85

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    Some help with buying a Sako 85

    Hello.

    I am new to this forum and also to rifle shooting and I would really appreciate
    some help regarding which rifle and calibre to buy for may intended use.

    1. I would like to use the rifle for mid-range shooting (up to 300-400 yards) and hunting
    small and medium game.

    2. Rifle will be also used by my wife who has around 60kg, so I need a calibre
    with a reasonable recoil.

    3. Can anyone tell me pros and cons of a stainless rifle? For example Sako 85 Laminated
    Stainless. Why would/should one choose stainless over non-stainless rifle?

    4. Can you recommend a scope for my purpose of a reasonable price?

    I am thinking of Sako 85 Classic with 6.5x55SE calibre.
    What do ou think?

    Thank tou very much for any of your thoughts.

    LpK

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    I think you have it sussed.
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    I concur

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    Get an 85 finnlight in the same calibre... bit lighter..
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    For a scope a Leopold VX3 should be fine for 3-400M and a bit more

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    I agree with everything said so far too.
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    Perfect choice of rifle and calibre.
    Welcome to Sako club.

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    Dont even blink - hit the buy now on this Sako 85 Finnlight Synthetic 7mm -08 rifle | Trade Me
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclist View Post
    Dont even blink - hit the buy now on this Sako 85 Finnlight Synthetic 7mm -08 rifle | Trade Me
    Good call Cyclist Good calibre, good gun, good scope, soft case and even some bombs to go with it.
    10MRT shooters do it 60 times, in two directions and at two speeds.

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    Oh! I was about to say, 3 half sucked jubes and a pocket full of lint would get you a sucko...I mean sako.
    Do what ya want! Ya will anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclist View Post
    Dont even blink - hit the buy now on this Sako 85 Finnlight Synthetic 7mm -08 rifle | Trade Me
    Thats a good deal..

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    Quote Originally Posted by R93 View Post
    Oh! I was about to say, 3 half sucked jubes and a pocket full of lint would get you a sucko...I mean sako.
    Poor mans Blaser!
    10MRT shooters do it 60 times, in two directions and at two speeds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ishoot10s View Post
    Poor mans Blaser!
    Or a rifle for a man with taste.
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    Love em or hate em
    Seems people who own a Sako love them with a passion and those who don't have one hate them with a jealous passion

    My only regret is not getting it in a 6.5x55

 

 

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