Sako Hunter

Description

The Sako 85 Hunter is a bolt-action hunting rifle chambered in 23 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 Hunter include an oil-finished Monte Carlo walnut stock with a palm swell, hand cut checkering and a recoil pad. It also has a decorative brass inlay on the pistol grip. The Hunter uses a detachable magazine, but it can also be loaded through the ejection port. Lastly, the Hunter is equipped with open sights that are adjustable for windage and elevation.

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 the 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 Hunter 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. It has a single-stage trigger set at a two- to four-pound pull. 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

.204 Ruger
Caliber: .204 Ruger
Capacity: 7
Sights: Open adjustable sights with post bead front sight
Features: Cut checkering on stock and grip; detachable magazine; recoil pad; Monte Carlo grip; free floating, hammer-forged barrel; and adjustable trigger<br />Sako XS action
Action: Bolt
Stock: Monte Carlo walnut/oil
Material/Finish: Steel/satin blue
Scope: Integral tapered scope mount rail
Website: http://www.sako.fi/s…
Weight: 6.375 pounds
Barrel Length: 22.4325"
Twist: 1 in 12"
Length of Pull: 14"
Overall Length: 41.9375"
.222 Rem.
Caliber: .222 Rem.
Capacity: 7
Sights: Open adjustable sights with post bead front sight
Features: Cut checkering on stock and grip; detachable magazine; recoil pad; Monte Carlo grip; free floating, hammer-forged barrel; and adjustable trigger<br />Sako XS action
Action: Bolt
Stock: Monte Carlo walnut/oil
Material/Finish: Steel/satin blue
Scope: Integral tapered scope mount rail
Website: http://www.sako.fi/s…
Weight: 6.375 pounds
Barrel Length: 22.4325"
Twist: 1 in 14"
Length of Pull: 14"
Overall Length: 41.9375"
.223 Rem.
Caliber: .223 Rem.
Capacity: 7
Sights: Open adjustable sights with post bead front sight
Features: Cut checkering on stock and grip; detachable magazine; recoil pad; Monte Carlo grip; free floating, hammer-forged barrel; and adjustable trigger<br />Sako XS action
Action: Bolt
Stock: Monte Carlo walnut/oil
Material/Finish: Steel/satin blue
Scope: Integral tapered scope mount rail
Website: http://www.sako.fi/s…
Weight: 6.375 pounds
Barrel Length: 22.4325"
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: Open adjustable sights with post bead front sight
Features: Cut checkering on stock and grip; detachable magazine; recoil pad; Monte Carlo grip; free floating, hammer-forged barrel; and adjustable trigger<br />Sako S action
Action: Bolt
Stock: Monte Carlo walnut/oil
Material/Finish: Steel/satin blue
Scope: Integral tapered scope mount rail
Website: http://www.sako.fi/s…
Weight: 7 pounds
Barrel Length: 22.4325"
Twist: 1 in 14"
Length of Pull: 14"
Overall Length: 42.3125"
7mm-08 Rem.
Caliber: 7mm-08 Rem.
Capacity: 6
Sights: Open adjustable sights with post bead front sight
Features: Cut checkering on stock and grip; detachable magazine; recoil pad; Monte Carlo grip; free floating, hammer-forged barrel; and adjustable trigger<br />Sako S action
Action: Bolt
Stock: Monte Carlo walnut/oil
Material/Finish: Steel/satin blue
Scope: Integral tapered scope mount rail
Website: http://www.sako.fi/s…
Weight: 7 pounds
Barrel Length: 22.4325"
Twist: 1 in 9.5"
Length of Pull: 14"
Overall Length: 42.3125"
.308 Win.
Caliber: .308 Win.
Capacity: 6
Sights: Open adjustable sights with post bead front sight
Features: Cut checkering on stock and grip; detachable magazine; recoil pad; Monte Carlo grip; free floating, hammer-forged barrel; and adjustable trigger<br />Sako S action
Action: Bolt
Stock: Monte Carlo walnut/oil
Material/Finish: Steel/satin blue
Scope: Integral tapered scope mount rail
Website: http://www.sako.fi/s…
Weight: 7 pounds
Barrel Length: 22.4325"
Twist: 1 in 11"
Length of Pull: 14"
Overall Length: 42.3125"
.300 WSM
Caliber: .300 WSM
Capacity: 5
Sights: Open adjustable sights with post bead front sight
Features: Cut checkering on stock and grip; detachable magazine; recoil pad; Monte Carlo grip; free floating, hammer-forged barrel; and adjustable trigger<br />Sako SM action
Action: Bolt
Stock: Monte Carlo walnut/oil
Material/Finish: Steel/satin 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"
.243 Win.
Caliber: .243 Win.
Capacity: 6
Sights: Open adjustable sights with post bead front sight
Features: Cut checkering on stock and grip; detachable magazine; recoil pad; Monte Carlo grip; free floating, hammer-forged barrel; and adjustable trigger<br />Sako S action
Action: Bolt
Stock: Monte Carlo walnut/oil
Material/Finish: Steel/satin blue
Scope: Integral tapered scope mount rail
Website: http://www.sako.fi/s…
Weight: 7 pounds
Barrel Length: 22.4325"
Twist: 1 in 10"
Length of Pull: 14"
Overall Length: 42.3125"
.260 Rem.
Caliber: .260 Rem.
Capacity: 6
Sights: Open adjustable sights with post bead front sight
Features: Cut checkering on stock and grip; detachable magazine; recoil pad; Monte Carlo grip; free floating, hammer-forged barrel; and adjustable trigger<br />Sako S action
Action: Bolt
Stock: Monte Carlo walnut/oil
Material/Finish: Steel/satin blue
Scope: Integral tapered scope mount rail
Website: http://www.sako.fi/s…
Weight: 7 pounds
Barrel Length: 22.4325"
Twist: 1 in 8"
Length of Pull: 14"
Overall Length: 42.3125"
.338 Federal
Caliber: .338 Federal
Capacity: 6
Sights: Open adjustable sights with post bead front sight
Features: Cut checkering on stock and grip; detachable magazine; recoil pad; Monte Carlo grip; free floating, hammer-forged barrel; and adjustable trigger<br />Sako S action
Action: Bolt
Stock: Monte Carlo walnut/oil
Material/Finish: Steel/satin blue
Scope: Integral tapered scope mount rail
Website: http://www.sako.fi/s…
Weight: 7 pounds
Barrel Length: 22.4325"
Twist: 1 in 10"
Length of Pull: 14"
Overall Length: 42.3125"
.270 WSM
Caliber: .270 WSM
Capacity: 5
Sights: Open adjustable sights with post bead front sight
Features: Cut checkering on stock and grip; detachable magazine; recoil pad; Monte Carlo grip; free floating, hammer-forged barrel; and adjustable trigger<br />Sako SM action
Action: Bolt
Stock: Monte Carlo walnut/oil
Material/Finish: Steel/satin 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"
.25-06 Rem.
Caliber: .25-06 Rem.
Capacity: 6
Sights: Open adjustable sights with post bead front sight
Features: Cut checkering on stock and grip; detachable magazine; recoil pad; Monte Carlo grip; free floating, hammer-forged barrel; and adjustable trigger<br />Sako M action
Action: Bolt
Stock: Monte Carlo walnut/oil
Material/Finish: Steel/satin blue
Scope: Integral tapered scope mount rail
Website: http://www.sako.fi/s…
Weight: 7.25 pounds
Barrel Length: 22.4325"
Twist: 1 in 10"
Length of Pull: 14"
Overall Length: 42.75"
.270 Win.
Caliber: .270 Win.
Capacity: 6
Sights: Open adjustable sights with post bead front sight
Features: Cut checkering on stock and grip; detachable magazine; recoil pad; Monte Carlo grip; free floating, hammer-forged barrel; and adjustable trigger<br />Sako M action
Action: Bolt
Stock: Monte Carlo walnut/oil
Material/Finish: Steel/satin blue
Scope: Integral tapered scope mount rail
Website: http://www.sako.fi/s…
Weight: 7.25 pounds
Barrel Length: 22.4325"
Twist: 1 in 10"
Length of Pull: 14"
Overall Length: 42.75"
.30-06 Springfield
Caliber: .30-06 Springfield
Capacity: 6
Sights: Open adjustable sights with post bead front sight
Features: Cut checkering on stock and grip; detachable magazine; recoil pad; Monte Carlo grip; free floating, hammer-forged barrel; and adjustable trigger<br />Sako M action
Action: Bolt
Stock: Monte Carlo walnut/oil
Material/Finish: Steel/satin blue
Scope: Integral tapered scope mount rail
Website: http://www.sako.fi/s…
Weight: 7.25 pounds
Barrel Length: 22.4325"
Twist: 1 in 11"
Length of Pull: 14"
Overall Length: 42.75"
7mm Rem. Mag.
Caliber: 7mm Rem. Mag.
Capacity: 5
Sights: Open adjustable sights with post bead front sight
Features: Cut checkering on stock and grip; detachable magazine; recoil pad; Monte Carlo grip; free floating, hammer-forged barrel; and adjustable trigger<br />Sako L action
Action: Bolt
Stock: Monte Carlo walnut/oil
Material/Finish: Steel/satin 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: Open adjustable sights with post bead front sight
Features: Cut checkering on stock and grip; detachable magazine; recoil pad; Monte Carlo grip; free floating, hammer-forged barrel; and adjustable trigger<br />Sako L action
Action: Bolt
Stock: Monte Carlo walnut/oil
Material/Finish: Steel/satin 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: Open adjustable sights with post bead front sight
Features: Cut checkering on stock and grip; detachable magazine; recoil pad; Monte Carlo grip; free floating, hammer-forged barrel; and adjustable trigger<br />Sako L action
Action: Bolt
Stock: Monte Carlo walnut/oil
Material/Finish: Steel/satin 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: Open adjustable sights with post bead front sight
Features: Cut checkering on stock and grip; detachable magazine; recoil pad; Monte Carlo grip; free floating, hammer-forged barrel; and adjustable trigger<br />Sako L action
Action: Bolt
Stock: Monte Carlo walnut/oil
Material/Finish: Steel/satin 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: Open adjustable sights with post bead front sight
Features: Cut checkering on stock and grip; detachable magazine; recoil pad; Monte Carlo grip; free floating, hammer-forged barrel; and adjustable trigger<br />Sako M action
Action: Bolt
Stock: Monte Carlo walnut/oil
Material/Finish: Steel/satin blue
Scope: Integral tapered scope mount rail
Website: http://www.sako.fi/s…
Weight: 7.25 pounds
Barrel Length: 22.4325"
Twist: 1 in 8"
Length of Pull: 14"
Overall Length: 42.75"
7x64mm Brenneke
Caliber: 7x64mm Brenneke
Capacity: 6
Sights: Open adjustable sights with post bead front sight
Features: Cut checkering on stock and grip; detachable magazine; recoil pad; Monte Carlo grip; free floating, hammer-forged barrel; and adjustable trigger<br />Sako M action
Action: Bolt
Stock: Monte Carlo walnut/oil
Material/Finish: Steel/satin blue
Scope: Integral tapered scope mount rail
Website: http://www.sako.fi/s…
Weight: 7.25 pounds
Barrel Length: 22.4325"
Twist: 1 in 10"
Length of Pull: 14"
Overall Length: 42.75"
8x57mm IS
Caliber: 8x57mm IS
Capacity: 6
Sights: Open adjustable sights with post bead front sight
Features: Cut checkering on stock and grip; detachable magazine; recoil pad; Monte Carlo grip; free floating, hammer-forged barrel; and adjustable trigger<br />Sako M action
Action: Bolt
Stock: Monte Carlo walnut/oil
Material/Finish: Steel/satin blue
Scope: Integral tapered scope mount rail
Website: http://www.sako.fi/s…
Weight: 7.25 pounds
Barrel Length: 22.4325"
Twist: 1 in 9.5"
Length of Pull: 14"
Overall Length: 42.75"
9.3x62mm Mauser
Caliber: 9.3x62mm Mauser
Capacity: 6
Sights: Open adjustable sights with post bead front sight
Features: Cut checkering on stock and grip; detachable magazine; recoil pad; Monte Carlo grip; free floating, hammer-forged barrel; and adjustable trigger<br />Sako M action
Action: Bolt
Stock: Monte Carlo walnut/oil
Material/Finish: Steel/satin blue
Scope: Integral tapered scope mount rail
Website: http://www.sako.fi/s…
Weight: 7.25 pounds
Barrel Length: 22.4325"
Twist: 1 in 14"
Length of Pull: 14"
Overall Length: 42.75"
9.3x66mm Sako
Caliber: 9.3x66mm Sako
Capacity: 6
Sights: Open adjustable sights with post bead front sight
Features: Cut checkering on stock and grip; detachable magazine; recoil pad; Monte Carlo grip; free floating, hammer-forged barrel; and adjustable trigger<br />Sako M action
Action: Bolt
Stock: Monte Carlo walnut/oil
Material/Finish: Steel/satin blue
Scope: Integral tapered scope mount rail
Website: http://www.sako.fi/s…
Weight: 7.25 pounds
Barrel Length: 22.4325"
Twist: 1 in 14"
Length of Pull: 14"
Overall Length: 42.75"
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