Sako 85 Bavarian

Description

The Sako 85 Bavarian is a bolt-action hunting rifle chambered in 21 different cartridges. Sako is a Finnish gun manufacturer formed in 1927, and headquartered in Riihimaki, Finland. However, since 2000, the company has been owned and operated by Beretta. The Sako 85 is an upgraded model 75 with the major difference being the 85 has a straight comb. The Sako 85, like the 75, was designed with big game hunting in mind.

Features unique to the Bavarian include a handmade walnut stock with hand cut
checkering, a Schnabel-type fore-end, and a
Rosewood pistol grip endplate. The Bavarian includes open sights that are adjustable for wind and elevation. The Bavarian also features
a single-stage trigger that’s adjustable for a two- to four-pound pull.

The Sako 85 uses a controlled feeding action, meaning the bolt face actually grabs the rim of the cartridge from the magazine. Controlled feeding prevents the round from falling out of the chamber during cycling. The bolt itself has three locking lugs and they, in turn, provide a user with a 70-degree lift. The action is made from heat treated steel, a process that leaves the steel hard and durable. Sako categorizes their actions by size such as extra small (XS), small (S), medium (M), large (L), et cetera, and the Bavarian is available with Sako size XS, S, SM, M and L
actions.

As with most Sako 85s, barrel length, overall length, weight and
magazine capacity vary depending upon action size.

All Sako 85 rifles share a number of features such as free-floating, cold-hammer forged barrels. Free-floating barrels do not come in direct contact with the stock, meaning stock components do not absorb post-shot recoil. Hammer forging is a process whereby a mandrel is carefully passed through the bore in order to carve the rifled grooves. This process is known for achieving superior durability and precision. The 85 models include stainless steel, detachable two-row magazines that can be loaded through the ejection port. Also, its safety locks both the trigger and the bolt handle. In addition, a bolt release button allows cartridge loading and removal while the safety is engaged.

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Specifications

.222 Rem.
Caliber: .222 Rem.
Capacity: 7
Sights: Adjustable open sights
Features: Cut checkering on stock and grip; Schnabel fore-end; pistol grip cap in rosewood; free floating, hammer-forged barrel; two-row magazines; and adjustable trigger
Action: Bolt
Stock: Walnut
Material/Finish: Steel/blue
Scope: Integral tapered scope mount rail
Website: http://www.sako.fi/s…
Weight: 6.375 pounds
Barrel Length: 22.4375"
Twist: 1 in 14"
Length of Pull: 14"
Overall Length: 41.9375"
.223 Rem.
Caliber: .223 Rem.
Capacity: 7
Sights: Adjustable open sights
Features: Cut checkering on stock and grip; Schnabel fore-end; pistol grip cap in rosewood; free floating, hammer-forged barrel; two-row magazines; and adjustable trigger
Action: Bolt
Stock: Walnut
Material/Finish: Steel/blue
Scope: Integral tapered scope mount rail
Website: http://www.sako.fi/s…
Weight: 6.375 pounds
Barrel Length: 22.4375"
Twist: 1 in 12"<br />1 in 8"
Length of Pull: 14"
Overall Length: 41.9375"
.22-250 Rem.
Caliber: .22-250 Rem.
Capacity: 6
Sights: Adjustable open sights
Features: Cut checkering on stock and grip; Schnabel fore-end; pistol grip cap in rosewood; free floating, hammer-forged barrel; two-row magazines; and adjustable trigger
Action: Bolt
Stock: Walnut
Material/Finish: Steel/blue
Scope: Integral tapered scope mount rail
Website: http://www.sako.fi/s…
Weight: 7 pounds
Barrel Length: 22.4375"
Twist: 1 in 14"
Length of Pull: 14"
Overall Length: 42.3125"
.243 Win.
Caliber: .243 Win.
Capacity: 6
Sights: Adjustable open sights
Features: Cut checkering on stock and grip; Schnabel fore-end; pistol grip cap in rosewood; free floating, hammer-forged barrel; two-row magazines; and adjustable trigger
Action: Bolt
Stock: Walnut
Material/Finish: Steel/blue
Scope: Integral tapered scope mount rail
Website: http://www.sako.fi/s…
Weight: 7 pounds
Barrel Length: 22.4375"
Twist: 1 in 10"
Length of Pull: 14"
Overall Length: 42.3125"
.260 Rem.
Caliber: .260 Rem.
Capacity: 6
Sights: Adjustable open sights
Features: Cut checkering on stock and grip; Schnabel fore-end; pistol grip cap in rosewood; free floating, hammer-forged barrel; two-row magazines; and adjustable trigger
Action: Bolt
Stock: Walnut
Material/Finish: Steel/blue
Scope: Integral tapered scope mount rail
Website: http://www.sako.fi/s…
Weight: 7 pounds
Barrel Length: 22.4375"
Twist: 1 in 8"
Length of Pull: 14"
Overall Length: 42.3125"
7mm-08 Rem.
Caliber: 7mm-08 Rem.
Capacity: 6
Sights: Adjustable open sights
Features: Cut checkering on stock and grip; Schnabel fore-end; pistol grip cap in rosewood; free floating, hammer-forged barrel; two-row magazines; and adjustable trigger
Action: Bolt
Stock: Walnut
Material/Finish: Steel/blue
Scope: Integral tapered scope mount rail
Website: http://www.sako.fi/s…
Weight: 7 pounds
Barrel Length: 22.4375"
Twist: 1 in 9.5"
Length of Pull: 14"
Overall Length: 42.3125"
.308 Win.
Caliber: .308 Win.
Capacity: 6
Sights: Adjustable open sights
Features: Cut checkering on stock and grip; Schnabel fore-end; pistol grip cap in rosewood; free floating, hammer-forged barrel; two-row magazines; and adjustable trigger
Action: Bolt
Stock: Walnut
Material/Finish: Steel/blue
Scope: Integral tapered scope mount rail
Website: http://www.sako.fi/s…
Weight: 7 pounds
Barrel Length: 22.4375"
Twist: 1 in 11"
Length of Pull: 14"
Overall Length: 42.3125"
.338 Federal
Caliber: .338 Federal
Capacity: 6
Sights: Adjustable open sights
Features: Cut checkering on stock and grip; Schnabel fore-end; pistol grip cap in rosewood; free floating, hammer-forged barrel; two-row magazines; and adjustable trigger
Action: Bolt
Stock: Walnut
Material/Finish: Steel/blue
Scope: Integral tapered scope mount rail
Website: http://www.sako.fi/s…
Weight: 7 pounds
Barrel Length: 22.4375"
Twist: 1 in 10"
Length of Pull: 14"
Overall Length: 42.3125"
.270 WSM
Caliber: .270 WSM
Capacity: 5
Sights: Adjustable open sights
Features: Cut checkering on stock and grip; Schnabel fore-end; pistol grip cap in rosewood; free floating, hammer-forged barrel; two-row magazines; and adjustable trigger
Action: Bolt
Stock: Walnut
Material/Finish: Steel/blue
Scope: Integral tapered scope mount rail
Website: http://www.sako.fi/s…
Weight: 7.25 pounds
Barrel Length: 24.375"
Twist: 1 in 10"
Length of Pull: 14"
Overall Length: 44.3125"
.300 WSM
Caliber: .300 WSM
Capacity: 5
Sights: Adjustable open sights
Features: Cut checkering on stock and grip; Schnabel fore-end; pistol grip cap in rosewood; free floating, hammer-forged barrel; two-row magazines; and adjustable trigger
Action: Bolt
Stock: Walnut
Material/Finish: Steel/blue
Scope: Integral tapered scope mount rail
Website: http://www.sako.fi/s…
Weight: 7.25 pounds
Barrel Length: 24.375"
Twist: 1 in 11"
Length of Pull: 14"
Overall Length: 44.3125"
.25-06 Rem.
Caliber: .25-06 Rem.
Capacity: 6
Sights: Adjustable open sights
Features: Cut checkering on stock and grip; Schnabel fore-end; pistol grip cap in rosewood; free floating, hammer-forged barrel; two-row magazines; and adjustable trigger
Action: Bolt
Stock: Walnut
Material/Finish: Steel/blue
Scope: Integral tapered scope mount rail
Website: http://www.sako.fi/s…
Weight: 7.25 pounds
Barrel Length: 22.4375"
Twist: 1 in 10"
Length of Pull: 14"
Overall Length: 42.75"
.270 Win.
Caliber: .270 Win.
Capacity: 6
Sights: Adjustable open sights
Features: Cut checkering on stock and grip; Schnabel fore-end; pistol grip cap in rosewood; free floating, hammer-forged barrel; two-row magazines; and adjustable trigger
Action: Bolt
Stock: Walnut
Material/Finish: Steel/blue
Scope: Integral tapered scope mount rail
Website: http://www.sako.fi/s…
Weight: 7.25 pounds
Barrel Length: 22.4375"
Twist: 1 in 10"
Length of Pull: 14"
Overall Length: 42.75"
.30-06 Springfield
Caliber: .30-06 Springfield
Capacity: 6
Sights: Adjustable open sights
Features: Cut checkering on stock and grip; Schnabel fore-end; pistol grip cap in rosewood; free floating, hammer-forged barrel; two-row magazines; and adjustable trigger
Action: Bolt
Stock: Walnut
Material/Finish: Steel/blue
Scope: Integral tapered scope mount rail
Website: http://www.sako.fi/s…
Weight: 7.25 pounds
Barrel Length: 22.4375"
Twist: 1 in 11"
Length of Pull: 14"
Overall Length: 42.75"
7mm Rem. Mag.
Caliber: 7mm Rem. Mag.
Capacity: 5
Sights: Adjustable open sights
Features: Cut checkering on stock and grip; Schnabel fore-end; pistol grip cap in rosewood; free floating, hammer-forged barrel; two-row magazines; and adjustable trigger
Action: Bolt
Stock: Walnut
Material/Finish: Steel/blue
Scope: Integral tapered scope mount rail
Website: http://www.sako.fi/s…
Weight: 7.75 pounds
Barrel Length: 24.375"
Twist: 1 in 9.5"
Length of Pull: 14"
Overall Length: 45.0625"
.300 Win. Mag.
Caliber: .300 Win. Mag.
Capacity: 5
Sights: Adjustable open sights
Features: Cut checkering on stock and grip; Schnabel fore-end; pistol grip cap in rosewood; free floating, hammer-forged barrel; two-row magazines; and adjustable trigger
Action: Bolt
Stock: Walnut
Material/Finish: Steel/blue
Scope: Integral tapered scope mount rail
Website: http://www.sako.fi/s…
Weight: 7.75 pounds
Barrel Length: 24.375"
Twist: 1 in 11"
Length of Pull: 14"
Overall Length: 45.0625"
.338 Win. Mag.
Caliber: .338 Win. Mag.
Capacity: 5
Sights: Adjustable open sights
Features: Cut checkering on stock and grip; Schnabel fore-end; pistol grip cap in rosewood; free floating, hammer-forged barrel; two-row magazines; and adjustable trigger
Action: Bolt
Stock: Walnut
Material/Finish: Steel/blue
Scope: Integral tapered scope mount rail
Website: http://www.sako.fi/s…
Weight: 7.75 pounds
Barrel Length: 24.375"
Twist: 1 in 10"
Length of Pull: 14"
Overall Length: 45.0625"
.375 H&H Mag.
Caliber: .375 H&H Mag.
Capacity: 5
Sights: Adjustable open sights
Features: Cut checkering on stock and grip; Schnabel fore-end; pistol grip cap in rosewood; free floating, hammer-forged barrel; two-row magazines; and adjustable trigger
Action: Bolt
Stock: Walnut
Material/Finish: Steel/blue
Scope: Integral tapered scope mount rail
Website: http://www.sako.fi/s…
Weight: 7.75 pounds
Barrel Length: 24.375"
Twist: 1 in 12"
Length of Pull: 14"
Overall Length: 45.0625"
6.5x55mm SE
Caliber: 6.5x55mm SE
Capacity: 6
Sights: Adjustable open sights
Features: Cut checkering on stock and grip; Schnabel fore-end; pistol grip cap in rosewood; free floating, hammer-forged barrel; two-row magazines; and adjustable trigger
Action: Bolt
Stock: Walnut
Material/Finish: Steel/blue
Scope: Integral tapered scope mount rail
Website: http://www.sako.fi/s…
Weight: 7.25 pounds
Barrel Length: 22.4375"
Twist: 1 in 8"
Length of Pull: 14"
Overall Length: 42.75"
7x64mm Brenneke
Caliber: 7x64mm Brenneke
Capacity: 6
Sights: Adjustable open sights
Features: Cut checkering on stock and grip; Schnabel fore-end; pistol grip cap in rosewood; free floating, hammer-forged barrel; two-row magazines; and adjustable trigger
Action: Bolt
Stock: Walnut
Material/Finish: Steel/blue
Scope: Integral tapered scope mount rail
Website: http://www.sako.fi/s…
Weight: 7.25 pounds
Barrel Length: 22.4375"
Twist: 1 in 10"
Length of Pull: 14"
Overall Length: 42.75"
9.3x62mm Mauser
Caliber: 9.3x62mm Mauser
Capacity: 6
Sights: Adjustable open sights
Features: Cut checkering on stock and grip; Schnabel fore-end; pistol grip cap in rosewood; free floating, hammer-forged barrel; two-row magazines; and adjustable trigger
Action: Bolt
Stock: Walnut
Material/Finish: Steel/blue
Scope: Integral tapered scope mount rail
Website: http://www.sako.fi/s…
Weight: 7.25 pounds
Barrel Length: 22.4375"
Twist: 1 in 14"
Length of Pull: 14"
Overall Length: 42.75"
8x57mm IS
Caliber: 8x57mm IS
Capacity: 6
Sights: Adjustable open sights
Features: Cut checkering on stock and grip; Schnabel fore-end; pistol grip cap in rosewood; free floating, hammer-forged barrel; two-row magazines; and adjustable trigger
Action: Bolt
Stock: Walnut
Material/Finish: Steel/blue
Scope: Integral tapered scope mount rail
Website: http://www.sako.fi/s…
Weight: 7.25 pounds
Barrel Length: 22.4375"
Twist: 1 in 9.5"
Length of Pull: 14"
Overall Length: 42.75"
MSRP$2249.00

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