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The Sako 85 Limited Edition premium Safari rifles are made by Sako’s master gunsmiths. These beautiful rifles are made one by one and with an eye for detail and perfection. The Sako 85 Safari is a bolt-action rifle made for the most demanding hunters. Each Safari rifle is hand-finished and the barreled action is epoxy-bedded to the stock to provide you with the best and most durable fit and accuracy.
The classic appearance of the handmade Safari stock is finished off with a custom-made Pachmayr recoil pad. The high-grade walnut stock features traditional hand-cut checkering and the force-end tip and pistol grip cap are made of ebony.
Sako Safari rifle is built around the Sako 85 size L and XL action with Sako Round Control System and integral dovetail rails for scope mounting.
The adjustable iron sights of the Sako 85 Safari model feature quarter rib, rear blade shallow-V and band type front sight with ivory white bead. Each Sako 85 Safari may be equipped with a premium scope, installed with Sako Optilock mounts.
Sako 85 actions come in six different sizes (CSA), providing reliable functioning for each caliber. All Sako 85 models feature controlled cartridge feed (RCS) to eliminate double feed or cartridge jams. The turn-bolt handle places the hand in a natural position during bolt operation, which allows for rapid repeated firing.
Sako 85 barrels are manufactured with a passion for craftsmanship and the very best knowledge of Sako. Barrel blanks are drilled, honed, cold- hammer forged, finished and finally individually inspected by an 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 – with the exception of the Sako 85 Deluxe and Safari models that have a highly polished finish.
The staggered, two-row magazine of the Sako 85 is made of stainless steel. The detachable magazine can also be loaded through the ejection port. The Total Control Latch (patent pending) of the Sako 85 prevents accidental magazine release.
The special two-way Sako safety locks both the trigger and the bolt handle. The unique bolt release button of the Sako Safety System allows you to load or remove a cartridge from the chamber while the safety is engaged.
Most of the Sako 85 models with a blued finish on the barrel are available with either standard or optional adjustable iron sights. The front bead is adjustable in elevation and the rear blade in windage.
The ergonomics of Sako 85’s walnut and synthetic stocks are built for an optimal shooting posture. The excellent balance and smooth bolt operation of Sako 85 rifles enable fast, straight and accurate operation.
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 available for most Sako 85 models. All Sako 85 rifles have an extremely durable, all-steel trigger guard that protects the trigger. An exception to this are the Finnlight and Carbonlight models, which have a lightweight hard-anodized aluminium trigger guard.
|Total length (mm)||1145||1150|
|Barrel length (mm)||620||620|
|Single stage trigger||•||•|
|CALIBER / RATE OF TWIST / NUMBER OF GROOVES|
|375 H&H Mag / 12″ / 6||•|
|416 Rigby / 14″ / 6||•|
|450 Rigby / 14″ / 6||•|
|500 Jeffery / 20″ / 6||•|
|• = as standard, + = as option|