The current Sako 85 is definitely a cut above most other bolt action rifles bar one.
In 2004 i was looking for a new varmint rifle and was set on a Sako 75 Stainless varmint in 22-250, so i phoned up my local gunshop and they said that the importer had one in stock and they could have it in the shop tomorrow, at this very moment i remembered that we now had an importer for Cooper Firearms.
I told the gunshop that i would ring back later and phoned up the Cooper arms importer, i was very disappointed when he told me that there would be a six month wait for a new rifle in 22-250 just before mentioning that he had just taken delivery of 6 Model 22 Varmints in 6mmBR, four of which were spoken for and two for stock.
This made me pay attention and at £1100 it was only £50 more then the Sako so i ordered one.
It was the best decision i have ever made, the Cooper was a thing of beauty superbly made and far superior to the Sako, i can honestly say that it is the finest factory rifle i have ever seen and handled.
Even now when i am shooting full custom rifles
i wouls not hesitate buying another Cooper its the only factory rifle i would consider.
Have a look for yourself and handle a Cooper before you contemplate buying another Sako, you will be pleasantly surprised.