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Old 02-02-2010, 04:41 PM
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sako 85

im looking into buy a new rifle here soon im thinking of getting the sako 85 in a 270 wsm or 300wsm im looking for a rifles that may need to shot out to 5-600 yards is this rifle a good pick if i practice all the time. i will be hunting elk,deer,bear with it. if u have anyother rifle to look at please let me know my cash lilmit is 1400 i think might go up to 2000 i need to.lol
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Old 02-02-2010, 04:45 PM
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Re: sako 85

Save some money ,buy a savage in 300wsm and use the savings for better optics..
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Old 02-02-2010, 04:54 PM
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Re: sako 85

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Save some money ,buy a savage in 300wsm and use the savings for better optics..

+1 on the Savage and buying better optics. Is 1400 for the whole package or just the rifle?

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Old 02-02-2010, 05:01 PM
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Re: sako 85

1400 is for the rifle only i will put nice glass on top of it. what kinda savage
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Old 02-02-2010, 05:07 PM
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Re: sako 85

Well let me see:

Savage Arms Firearms > 12 VLP DBM

Savage Arms Firearms > 16 FHSS

Savage Arms Firearms > 16 FHSAK Muzzle break can be turned off and on!

Savage Arms Firearms > 11 Long Range Hunter Accu-Trigger and Accu-Stock and adjustable cheek piece.

I currently own the 12VLP in 300WSM. I have hits out to 1060yrds. with the stock rifle and barrel on a steel plate. This should leave you plenty of money for a good scope.

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"Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. [14] But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.

If you find your self in a fair fight, your tactics suck!- Marine 1st Sergeant Jim Ryfinger

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Old 02-02-2010, 05:19 PM
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Re: sako 85

I have a Sako 85 Finnlight 300 WSM and I will never buy another one. It shoots anywhere from about 2-4 MOA. Have sent it back to tfactory 2 times now with no satisfaction and told by Beretta that it's fine and the next time I send it back they will charge me. It id almost impossible to find after markets parts and accessoires for them and IMO they have poor recoil lug design/system. if you get a good one, it will shoot well, but if you get a bad one you're stuck unless you sell it and if you're honest about it, good luck getting a good price.

I've read some things about the Savages, but my first choice in a factory rifle for a WSM cartridge would be a Sub MOA Vanguard. The actions are made by Howa and they come with excellent, solid, pillar bedded stocks. They come with a factory shot target with real bullet holes and should easily make 600 yd plus rifles. A SS goes for about $830 on gunbroker.

Good shooting,

Mark
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Old 02-02-2010, 05:23 PM
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Re: sako 85

what kinda glass do you have on your rifle? what kinda ammo do you use factory? and you have not done anything to your rifle
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