Sako 85 Finnlight - 25.06 Rem.

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Puffadder, May 11, 2011.

  1. Puffadder

    Puffadder New Member

    May 10, 2011
    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!
  2. chazmatic

    chazmatic Active Member

    Nov 17, 2009
    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.
  3. silvertip-co

    silvertip-co Well-Known Member

    Jun 20, 2007
    yep, that'll do it
  4. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

    Feb 3, 2011
    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.

  5. Dr. Vette

    Dr. Vette Well-Known Member

    Dec 30, 2009
    He hasn't been back here in 11 months so I doubt you'll get an answer.