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Ripp
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The new SAKO 85 ARCTOS review...
      #230636 - 29/05/13 04:17 AM

http://www.rifleshootermag.com/2013/05/28/sako-model-85-arctos-review/

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Re: The new SAKO 85 ARCTOS review... [Re: Ripp]
      #230783 - 02/06/13 04:16 PM

One glaring omission is how the action fastens to the stock. There is no front recoil lug like you would find on a Model 70 or 700 per se. Instead, there is a round protrusion that fits into a hollow piece of sheet metal fastened onto the stock by 4 little screws. I own one in .375 H&H. While the gun feeds better than anything else in my arsenal and it shoots okay. I don't trust the wacky hold down on the action and I would have never have purchased it had I have known that there was no big recoil lug I could glass bed for support.

These little screws go into the wood. If the wood splits you are buggered.


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Re: The new SAKO 85 ARCTOS review... [Re: albertan]
      #230877 - 05/06/13 02:32 PM

Hello Guys

I have read a number of reviews lately and have been disapointed in the quality of them, things like floating bolt heads overlooked etc.

Anyhow Albertan may I ask a favour, I would like to know what the barrel profile of the Arctos is, would you be able to measure yours ??

Thanks

Foster

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Re: The new SAKO 85 ARCTOS review... [Re: Tentman]
      #230900 - 06/06/13 07:08 AM

Different subject--but I picked up a Finnlight for a lookover in 25-06 the other day...really nice feeling rifle..my only complaint would be is it only had a 22" barrel on it versus a 24"..

Reports I read are favorable per what I have found talking to others and reading..

Ripp

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Re: The new SAKO 85 ARCTOS review... [Re: Ripp]
      #231158 - 14/06/13 04:04 AM

Saw one of these fist hand..
Certainly is a nice pointing and looking rifle..

Ripp

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Re: The new SAKO 85 ARCTOS review... [Re: Ripp]
      #231169 - 14/06/13 10:43 AM

If I did not get my left hand .284 Winchester Dakota 76, I was going to get a LH Sako with fixed sights in 30-06.

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Re: The new SAKO 85 ARCTOS review... [Re: bonanza]
      #231571 - 24/06/13 04:10 PM

The muzzle of my 24 inch barrelled Sako 85 is .633 inches. On the light side of a sporter weight barrel. It shoots okay and is a good carrying weight at slightly under 9 pounds with a sling and the magazine full. Slightly less that 8.5 pounds empty with a sling attached.

The quick detachable rings were 500 dollars. They work well enough. Another consideration.


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