Sako Bavarian Carbine

Description

The Sako 85 Bavarian Carbine is a bolt-action hunting rifle chambered in 12 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 Sako 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 Carbine is its 20″ barrel, which puts its overall length at around 40″. It has a handmade walnut stock with hand cut checkering, Schnabel-type fore-end, and a Rosewood pistol grip endplate. It has a single-stage trigger, which sets off the action with a two- to four-pound pull, and the Bavarian Carbine is also equipped with adjustable iron sights.

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 Carbine is available with Sako size S and M actions.

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

.260 Rem.
Caliber:.260 Rem.
Capacity:6
Sights:Adjustable iron sights
Features:Cut checkering on stock and grip; Schnabel fore-end; pistol grip cap in rosewood; free floating, hammer-forged barrel; and adjustable trigger
Action:Bolt
Stock:Walnut
Material/Finish:Steel/blue
Scope:Integral tapered scope mount rail
Website:http://www.sako.fi/s…
Weight:6.875 pounds
Barrel Length:20"
Twist:1 in 8"
Length of Pull:14"
Overall Length:40"
.308 Win.
Caliber:.308 Win.
Capacity:6
Sights:Adjustable iron sights
Features:Cut checkering on stock and grip; Schnabel fore-end; pistol grip cap in rosewood; free floating, hammer-forged barrel; and adjustable trigger
Action:Bolt
Stock:Walnut
Material/Finish:Steel/blue
Scope:Integral tapered scope mount rail
Website:http://www.sako.fi/s…
Weight:6.875 pounds
Barrel Length:20"
Twist:1 in 11"
Length of Pull:14"
Overall Length:40"
.338 Federal
Caliber:.338 Federal
Capacity:6
Sights:Adjustable iron sights
Features:Cut checkering on stock and grip; Schnabel fore-end; pistol grip cap in rosewood; free floating, hammer-forged barrel; and adjustable trigger
Action:Bolt
Stock:Walnut
Material/Finish:Steel/blue
Scope:Integral tapered scope mount rail
Website:http://www.sako.fi/s…
Weight:6.875 pounds
Barrel Length:20"
Twist:1 in 10"
Length of Pull:14"
Overall Length:40"
.25-06 Rem.
Caliber:.25-06 Rem.
Capacity:6
Sights:Adjustable iron sights
Features:Cut checkering on stock and grip; Schnabel fore-end; pistol grip cap in rosewood; free floating, hammer-forged barrel; 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:20"
Twist:1 in 10"
Length of Pull:14"
Overall Length:40.375"
.270 Win.
Caliber:.270 Win.
Capacity:6
Sights:Adjustable iron sights
Features:Cut checkering on stock and grip; Schnabel fore-end; pistol grip cap in rosewood; free floating, hammer-forged barrel; 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:20"
Twist:1 in 10"
Length of Pull:14"
Overall Length:40.375"
.30-06 Springfield
Caliber:.30-06 Springfield
Capacity:6
Sights:Adjustable iron sights
Features:Cut checkering on stock and grip; Schnabel fore-end; pistol grip cap in rosewood; free floating, hammer-forged barrel; 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:20"
Twist:1 in 11"
Length of Pull:14"
Overall Length:40.375"
.22-250 Rem.
Caliber:.22-250 Rem.
Capacity:6
Sights:Adjustable iron sights
Features:Cut checkering on stock and grip; Schnabel fore-end; pistol grip cap in rosewood; free floating, hammer-forged barrel; and adjustable trigger
Action:Bolt
Stock:Walnut
Material/Finish:Steel/blue
Scope:Integral tapered scope mount rail
Website:http://www.sako.fi/s…
Weight:6.875 pounds
Barrel Length:20"
Twist:1 in 14"
Length of Pull:14"
Overall Length:40"
.243 Win.
Caliber:.243 Win.
Capacity:6
Sights:Adjustable iron sights
Features:Cut checkering on stock and grip; Schnabel fore-end; pistol grip cap in rosewood; free floating, hammer-forged barrel; and adjustable trigger
Action:Bolt
Stock:Walnut
Material/Finish:Steel/blue
Scope:Integral tapered scope mount rail
Website:http://www.sako.fi/s…
Weight:6.875 pounds
Barrel Length:20"
Twist:1 in 10"
Length of Pull:14"
Overall Length:40"
6.5x55mm SE
Caliber:6.5x55mm SE
Capacity:6
Sights:Adjustable iron sights
Features:Cut checkering on stock and grip; Schnabel fore-end; pistol grip cap in rosewood; free floating, hammer-forged barrel; 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:20"
Twist:1 in 8"
Length of Pull:14"
Overall Length:40.375"
7x64mm Brenneke
Caliber:7x64mm Brenneke
Capacity:6
Sights:Adjustable iron sights
Features:Cut checkering on stock and grip; Schnabel fore-end; pistol grip cap in rosewood; free floating, hammer-forged barrel; 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:20"
Twist:1 in 10"
Length of Pull:14"
Overall Length:40.375"
8x57mm IS
Caliber:8x57mm IS
Capacity:6
Sights:Adjustable iron sights
Features:Cut checkering on stock and grip; Schnabel fore-end; pistol grip cap in rosewood; free floating, hammer-forged barrel; 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:20"
Twist:1 in 9.5"
Length of Pull:14"
Overall Length:40.375"
9.3x62mm Mauser
Caliber:9.3x62mm Mauser
Capacity:6
Sights:Adjustable iron sights
Features:Cut checkering on stock and grip; Schnabel fore-end; pistol grip cap in rosewood; free floating, hammer-forged barrel; 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:20"
Twist:1 in 14"
Length of Pull:14"
Overall Length:40.375"
MSRP$0.00

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