SAKO 85 GENERAL FEATURES - CUSTOM IS OUR STANDARD
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Sako 85 rifles share demanding design principles, adhering to both tradition and innovation, allowing riflemen to choose a model to perfectly fit different preferences and needs. The Sako 85 range offers different stock styles and barrel options combined with a comprehensive caliber selection. When you buy a Sako, you get a thoroughly tested quality rifle. Each rifle is shot at the factory to make sure it shoots as a Sako should. Every rifle is delivered with the certification of proof test and accuracy.
Most Sako 85 models have free-floating barrels, manufactured by the specialists at Sako. Barrel blanks are drilled, honed, cold-hammer forged, finished and finally individually inspected by the most complex and highly refined optical fine tuning instrument: the human eye. Twist rates are chosen for each caliber to optimize accuracy and bullet performance. Sako 85 barrels, blued or stainless, have a non-reflecting, satin-like surface, except for the Sako 85 Deluxe model that has a highly polished finish. Sako 85 stainless steel barrels are made from stainless steel fortified with a high chromium content for better weather resistance and durability of the bore.
The Sako 85 Walnut stock ergonomics are optimized to quarantee the best shooting posture. Excellent balance and smooth bolt operation make straight, accurate, fast shooting phenomenal to Sako rifles.
Most of the Sako 85 models with blued barrel finish are offered with optional adjustable iron sights. The front bead is adjustable in elevation and rear blade in windage.
EXTRACTOR & EJECTION
Sako 85 has famous extractor claw made of very durable heat treated special steel. When bolt brings the case back, it is ejected by the active mechanical ejector fork out of the rifle. Ejector is in the rear bridge bottom, not in the bolt face.
The Sako 85 actions are available in 6 different sizes (CSA), providing the very best functions for each cartridge size. All Sako 85 models feature controlled cartridge feed (RCS) to virtually eliminate double feeding or cartridge jam. The Sako turnbolt handle gives natural hand position during bolt operation, which allows very quick repeated firing.
Staggered, two-row magazine of the Sako 85 has a stainless steel construction. The detachable magazine can also be loaded through the ejection port. The Total Control Latch (patent pending) of the Sako 85 prevents accidental magazine releases.
The weight of pull of the single-stage Sako 85 trigger unit is adjustable from 1 to 2 kg (2 – 4 lbs). An optional single-set trigger is also available for most Sako 85 models. The trigger of the Sako 85 rifles is protected by an extremely durable, steel trigger guard.