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Old 06-05-2008, 10:17 PM
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Does anyone have one. been thinking about getting one but dont know if the $1600 is worth it. whta your experiences with them.
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Old 06-06-2008, 05:16 AM
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Do not have one. I have handled a nice wood stocked 85. Great trigger. I liked it fine, but really preferred my 75 over the new 85. Also, I thought the price was too high. If it was more like 1100-1200 that's all I would have given.
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Old 06-06-2008, 07:21 AM
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Well I have mixed feelings on the pricing, they need to ship these with a better synthetic stock not that the factory stock is bad but the stock should be hand laid up fiberglass. First of all 1600 is high for one. I saw one in the 1350+ range in 300 wsm . One dealer Iknow has an 85 SS in 270 for 1099 on closeout. As far as the rifle mechanically it is as solid a rifle as is sold these days.
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Old 06-06-2008, 07:20 PM
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I’m like a broken record and much prefer the 75 although the 85 models are a little lighter...
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Old 07-26-2009, 10:00 AM
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Recently purchased Sako 85 Finnlight in a 300WSM. Topped the rifle with Sako rings & mounts & a 6500 Bushnell with Fusion 165 grain bullets. After 10 rounds, was able to shoot a 5-shot 1/2 inch group. I find the trigger excellent but need to be aware of recoil. Very pleased with the performance so far and look forward to hunting fall 09.

I've been hunting for 40 +years and have owned and hunted with many rifles, and this Sako tops the list.
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Old 07-26-2009, 10:24 AM
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The synthetic stocks on the 85s are really low grade compared to the stock on the 75s.
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Old 07-26-2009, 10:51 AM
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Take a look at the new A7 Sako.




Well worth the money.




I have the Stainless in 7MM RM.




http://www.sakoa7.net/





Love it !!!
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Old 07-28-2009, 06:54 AM
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I don't have an 85 but, I do have a 75 Finnlight. Well it's kind of a Finlight still as I had it re-barreled as soon as I got it so the short fluted barrel is gone. I paid $950.00 out the door for a new one.

The stocks are injected modled. The have a good fit but, like oldelkhunter stated they should be hand laid in this price range. The 75 stock is way better than the 85 in that it has a nice palm swell where the 85 does not. The 85 synthetic has a straight comb and that check peice that has thin slots cut in the side so that it can flex some. I filled my 75's stock (in the back) with expanding foam it eliminate that hollow sound. Not sure I'd do that on the 85 with those slots.

I like the magazine on the 85, making it harder to come out by accident. They are well made guns with nice triggers and a shorter bolt lift. Their actions are smoother than most and have a nice feel to them.

The dealer that I bought my 75 from still has a few left in several models and calibers.
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Old 07-28-2009, 03:40 PM
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Originally Posted by rob1946
Recently purchased Sako 85 Finnlight in a 300WSM. Topped the rifle with Sako rings & mounts & a 6500 Bushnell with Fusion 165 grain bullets. After 10 rounds, was able to shoot a 5-shot 1/2 inch group. I find the trigger excellent but need to be aware of recoil. Very pleased with the performance so far and look forward to hunting fall 09.

I've been hunting for 40 +years and have owned and hunted with many rifles, and this Sako tops the list.
Where did you get your rings and bases?
I am having a terrible time finding them for my 85
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