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#6144221 - 01/19/16 09:10 PM Sako 85 mount help
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Those of you with Sako 85's ........ what are you using to mount your scopes. Got a 30mm Victory HT with a 56mm Obj. Want to stay as light as I can but it's on a 300 WM so it must be strong. Thinking about Nightforce lightweights but don't think a picatinny rail will fit on the dovetails on this receiver. Don't want to drill and tap and I've heard some bad stuff on the optilock mounts from Sako.

Help ........... got two rifles at SWFA right now getting scopes mounted, this one will go too. Just want to know what my options are.
Thanks guys.
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#6144572 - 01/20/16 08:13 AM Re: Sako 85 mount help [Re: HuntingTexas]
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EGW makes a Pic rail for Tikkas. Same rail for a Sako?
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#6144584 - 01/20/16 08:18 AM Re: Sako 85 mount help [Re: HuntingTexas]
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Check Talley Mfg.

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#6144709 - 01/20/16 09:28 AM Re: Sako 85 mount help [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
EGW makes a Pic rail for Tikkas. Same rail for a Sako?


No, The 85 have a unique dovetail. The action is wide and the bridge is narrow.
IOR offers a dovetail to picatinny adapter.

http://swfa.com/IOR-Heavy-Duty-Picatinny-2-Piece-Base-P51682.aspx

And Talley also has an offering.

http://swfa.com/Sako-C2072.aspx
Although Talley bases will only work with Talley rings.
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#6144863 - 01/20/16 10:51 AM Re: Sako 85 mount help [Re: HuntingTexas]
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I am interested in this too. I was thinking about buying an 85. After much reading, I think I am going to go with the Optilock system. I read that Sako actually makes or made a 1 piece ring/base (Not Optilock) but they don't import it to the US. A couple folks said that was the best way to go but they are tough to find.

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#6145498 - 01/20/16 05:35 PM Re: Sako 85 mount help [Re: HuntingTexas]
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I used the Talley rings and bases on my 85 Finnlight and it seems to work well. Sako could save themsleves some manufacturing cost you would think and just go with a traditional set up, the only fault I can find with their rifles. Have also heard good things about the Optilock system, seems like the lack of an offering in a low ring in the Optilock was the reason I went with Talleys.

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#6145519 - 01/20/16 05:46 PM Re: Sako 85 mount help [Re: HuntingTexas]
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If you want to use tactical rings, contact Europtics.com , they stock a PIC rail for the 85.

I used the Optilocks on mine but almost had to use the rail.
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#6145805 - 01/20/16 07:56 PM Re: Sako 85 mount help [Re: HuntingTexas]
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I've got Talley's on my M995 and am very happy with them. Someone previously installed Weaver-style bases on my 85 Finnlight so I haven't bothered to change them. As I recall, the reason I picked the Talley's over the Optilocks was to lower the line of sight. In hindsight, I probably should have just used the Optilocks for a while, but I was on a "lower the line of sight" kick at the time.
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#6146020 - 01/20/16 10:07 PM Re: Sako 85 mount help [Re: HuntingTexas]
HuntingTexas Offline
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Thanks guys, looks like I'll go with the Talleys. Picking up the other two rifles that SWFA mounted and boresighted tomorrow so I'll drop off the finnbear and let them mount and boresight the Zeiss.
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#6146623 - 01/21/16 11:30 AM Re: Sako 85 mount help [Re: HuntingTexas]
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I have a model 85 Bavarian Carbine and have been doing research for a while now, too. If you want more choices in rings, Burris makes a two piece picatinny base here: Burris Optics Xtreme Tactical Bases

Significantly cheaper than the IOR option but SWFA carries them, too. Go this route and you can use any compliant rings you want - not that there is anything wrong with Talley.

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#6147480 - 01/21/16 06:12 PM Re: Sako 85 mount help [Re: HuntingTexas]
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love those Bavarians!!
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#6147488 - 01/21/16 06:13 PM Re: Sako 85 mount help [Re: HuntingTexas]
Buzzsaw Offline
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one thing more. if you go the optilock, make sure your scope has enough tube length either side of the turrets
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