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#6073750 - 12/08/15 06:09 PM Sako 85 Bavarian Carbine 6.5X55 1st range report
Buzzsaw Offline
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Registered: 06/29/11
Posts: 6299
Loc: Frisco, Texas
Well, I finally got the scope figured out. The great folks at Europtic's swapped the Nightforce for the fine Swaro Z-3 2-10X43 German #4 ret. She looks like a really fine hunting rifle, already shows some inherent accuracy once I test some more handloads. Recipe's are listed on targets.

3 shot sight in, looking through the bore method:


Pretty gun, much too nice for me:



First shots on target:


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#6074105 - 12/08/15 09:02 PM Re: Sako 85 Bavarian Carbine 6.5X55 1st range report [Re: Buzzsaw]
6.5x47Lapua Offline
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Registered: 12/13/14
Posts: 518
Loc: dfw
Any reason for choosing Hornady brass over Lapua?

Heck of a rifle by the way.

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#6074135 - 12/08/15 09:13 PM Re: Sako 85 Bavarian Carbine 6.5X55 1st range report [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Registered: 04/05/10
Posts: 13858
Loc: North Texas.
I have that scope on a couple of my rifles. For my uses they're awesome, I love 'em.

Beautiful rifle in a great caliber! up
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#6074325 - 12/08/15 11:48 PM Re: Sako 85 Bavarian Carbine 6.5X55 1st range report [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Registered: 09/27/06
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Loc: Texas
Like the rifle and the scope for it, looks good and good pairing. Good shooting just getting started with it.
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#6075511 - 12/09/15 05:19 PM Re: Sako 85 Bavarian Carbine 6.5X55 1st range report [Re: Buzzsaw]
WBT Offline


Registered: 01/23/09
Posts: 288
Loc: Dallas
I have the same rifle. I've had good success with 140 grain Accubonds.

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#6075536 - 12/09/15 05:40 PM Re: Sako 85 Bavarian Carbine 6.5X55 1st range report [Re: Buzzsaw]
cabosandinh Offline
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Registered: 08/12/13
Posts: 1266
Loc: Dallas, TX
you should be able to get a tighter group than that,

pretty wood

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#6075547 - 12/09/15 05:49 PM Re: Sako 85 Bavarian Carbine 6.5X55 1st range report [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Registered: 06/29/11
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I hope to shrink the group with more load development, I'm not a very good shot and the trigger is a little over 3lbs, my other two custom rifles have Jewell Triggers at 1.5# to me easier to shoot smaller groups. The Sako trigger is adjustable but not much below 3lbs or the screw falls out.

I am waiting on the new Hornady EDL-X bullets, I have backordered. I need to try the Accubond, hate to buy 100 though. I did buy a box of Nosler Custom Ammo with the 140 Accubonds.

I'm sure I'll try the Norma brass, I got the Hornadys at a deal.

Thanks for the nice comments rifle
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#6076822 - 12/10/15 11:24 AM Re: Sako 85 Bavarian Carbine 6.5X55 1st range report [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Registered: 01/23/09
Posts: 288
Loc: Dallas
Your rifle should have a single set trigger. Try pushing the trigger forward first. It will lighten it significantly.

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#6077506 - 12/10/15 06:45 PM Re: Sako 85 Bavarian Carbine 6.5X55 1st range report [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Registered: 08/03/11
Posts: 12077
Loc: Katy, TX
Awesome stuff.
My main bucket-list gun is a Sako 85 (Bavarian or other, not sure yet) in 7mm-08. up
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#6077619 - 12/10/15 07:37 PM Re: Sako 85 Bavarian Carbine 6.5X55 1st range report [Re: Buzzsaw]
BassCat'99 Offline
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Registered: 02/15/13
Posts: 974
Loc: Stratford Texas
Beautiful rifle and scope, the pair looks like a perfect match. I'm sure with load workup and more trigger time we'll be seeing clover leafs. Congrats on the rig.
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#6077722 - 12/10/15 08:33 PM Re: Sako 85 Bavarian Carbine 6.5X55 1st range report [Re: chital_shikari]
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Registered: 10/27/09
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Originally Posted By: chital_shikari
Awesome stuff.
My main bucket-list gun is a Sako 85 (Bavarian or other, not sure yet) in 7mm-08. up


Yep. Been thinking my next gun is going to be a Sako in 7mm-08

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