Sako 85 Bavarian Carbine

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Sako 85 Bavarian Carbine

Post by buster » 06 Nov 2013, 7:57 pm

Hi guys,

I was at my LGS today and a Sako 85 Bavarian Carbine caught my eye.

This is the beauty...

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Sako Bavarian Carbine
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I tell ya, after getting my hands on it, I looove the rifle.

I've read a lot of people giving the full length stock crap for excess weight, or floating issues, but I reckon they've never touched the thing.

Amazing rifle to hold IMO.
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Re: Sako 85 Bavarian Carbine

Post by Monty » 06 Nov 2013, 8:17 pm

The weight is a mildly valid point...

Anyone who doesn't like this rifle doesn't deserve to shoot though ;)
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Re: Sako 85 Bavarian Carbine

Post by Aster » 06 Nov 2013, 8:26 pm

If I had money to burn...

One in 22-250, .260 Rem and 30-06 Springfield.

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Re: Sako 85 Bavarian Carbine

Post by Norton » 06 Nov 2013, 9:37 pm

Only 3 of them Aster? :lol:

Got the winning scratchy in your pocket there I guess ;)
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Re: Sako 85 Bavarian Carbine

Post by Seconds » 08 Nov 2013, 2:23 pm

If I had the money... In a heartbeat

I had to stretch pretty thin to get my Sako 85.

If another one appears in the house my lady will use it on me :lol:
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Re: Sako 85 Bavarian Carbine

Post by sooey » 08 Nov 2013, 2:29 pm

Are they floated or is it bedded the whole way down?
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Re: Sako 85 Bavarian Carbine

Post by Lorgar » 08 Nov 2013, 2:35 pm

sooey wrote:Are they floated or is it bedded the whole way down?


They're floated.

(Or they're supposed to be anyway, a little trimming might be needed as it often is...)
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Re: Sako 85 Bavarian Carbine

Post by Broom » 08 Nov 2013, 5:31 pm

Not really my thing but I can see where it could be handy.

It would let you prop your rifle on anything without worrying about pressuring the barrel, good for those dense Bavarian forests I guess?

I dunno :lol:
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Re: Sako 85 Bavarian Carbine

Post by agentzero » 08 Nov 2013, 8:15 pm

Broom wrote:It would let you prop your rifle on anything without worrying about pressuring the barrel


Or, you could take one step forward :P
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Re: Sako 85 Bavarian Carbine

Post by buster » 19 Dec 2013, 8:33 am

Seconds wrote:If I had the money... In a heartbeat

I had to stretch pretty thin to get my Sako 85.


I've the same. My budgets gone for my current gear so I'll probably never have one.

Maybe yeeeears in the future :(
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Re: Sako 85 Bavarian Carbine

Post by Bourt » 19 Dec 2013, 9:49 am

Broom wrote:Not really my thing but I can see where it could be handy.


You sir, have no class :P
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Re: Sako 85 Bavarian Carbine

Post by Broom » 19 Dec 2013, 9:50 am

I'll class you...
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Re: Sako 85 Bavarian Carbine

Post by VICHunter » 11 Jan 2014, 2:42 pm

I was in town and looking at one of these in Abela's Gunshop in Thornbury this morning in 9.3x62.

A truly stunning rifle.
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Re: Sako 85 Bavarian Carbine

Post by Aster » 11 Jan 2014, 2:53 pm

9.3x62mm eh, VIC.

Want any meat from your deer afterwards or you just after mist? ;)
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Re: Sako 85 Bavarian Carbine

Post by jeretilda » 16 Feb 2014, 8:47 am

They are a sweet rifle for sure.

I am a hopeless case for Mannlicher stocks.

I have one in 243W topped with a Zeiss scope in optilocks.

It's a bit longer in the length of pull than my ruger RSI but being taller that's a good thing.

No problems with accuracy as you would expect from Sako.

Heavy on the coin but well worth the investment.
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Re: Sako 85 Bavarian Carbine

Post by keen » 16 Feb 2014, 3:14 pm

jeretilda wrote:It's a bit longer in the length of pull than my ruger RSI but being taller that's a good thing.


That's the one complaint for them from me :(

I took a look at one after using Tikka which fit me perfectly, but the length of pull on them is just too long for me :(

That's just for me personally though, now knocking the stock. If the butt plate was an inch shorter they'd be perfect for me.
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Re: Sako 85 Bavarian Carbine

Post by robinpeck » 08 Feb 2015, 7:59 am

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Re: Sako 85 Bavarian Carbine

Post by Westy » 08 Feb 2015, 7:44 pm

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