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Sako 85 Finnlight - 25.06 Rem.

 
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Old 05-11-2011, 11:18 AM
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Sako 85 Finnlight - 25.06 Rem.

Can I please get some opinions/other options? I'm interested in a lightweight rifle (7 lbs or less), low recoil and flat trajectory out to 250 to 400 yards
This would be for my 3rd trip for Africa Plainsgame...Springbok, Blesbok etc. (the medium sized antelope).
I'm thinking about the Sako 85 Finnlight, 25-06 Rem. I do handload and like the Barnes Bullet (so do most of the South Africa PH's) but I'd be interested in any other opinoins.
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Old 06-01-2012, 06:29 PM
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Re: Sako 85 Finnlight - 25.06 Rem.

Well did you get one. I got one last week and so far good shooter. I will be developing a load it likes as I shoot . NICE SAKO RINGS! MY OBJECTIVE IS TO DEVELOPE A LOAD THAT WILL NOT BURN THE BARREL SO QUICKLY.
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Old 06-01-2012, 09:07 PM
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Re: Sako 85 Finnlight - 25.06 Rem.

yep, that'll do it
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Old 06-02-2012, 11:04 PM
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Re: Sako 85 Finnlight - 25.06 Rem.

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Can I please get some opinions/other options? I'm interested in a lightweight rifle (7 lbs or less), low recoil and flat trajectory out to 250 to 400 yards
This would be for my 3rd trip for Africa Plainsgame...Springbok, Blesbok etc. (the medium sized antelope).
I'm thinking about the Sako 85 Finnlight, 25-06 Rem. I do handload and like the Barnes Bullet (so do most of the South Africa PH's) but I'd be interested in any other opinoins.
Thanks to All!
Call me crazy but for what you are looking for I'd go with that rifle in a .260 Rem, or a Winchester Mod 70 in a lightweight "classic".

If you like the WSM calibers you should also look at the winchester coyote lite and outback models.

Between the .260 and 25-06 though hands down the .260 would be the way to go. Much better choices of high quality, high BC hunting bullets and even some outstanding custom/factory ammo out there to be had.

This is from my AR-260 at 300yds. There are twenty rounds through those holes.

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Old 06-03-2012, 08:43 AM
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Re: Sako 85 Finnlight - 25.06 Rem.

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Well did you get one. I got one last week and so far good shooter.
He hasn't been back here in 11 months so I doubt you'll get an answer.
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