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#6506678 - 10/22/16 02:29 PM Sako M-85, 6.5X55, .25, 3-shot group today
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Registered: 06/29/11
Posts: 9393
Loc: Frisco, Texas
This little gun is scary, these are not supposed to shoot like this, especially if a crappy shooter like me can do it. barrel is too short, the stock is not free floated, the trigger is very good but HEAVY, makes me jerk the trigger. , picks will be up later just got back from the range, Time for football (nap).

I'll post pics this evening during Silver Bullet Time.

cheers
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#6506892 - 10/22/16 05:45 PM Re: Sako M-85, 6.5X55, .25, 3-shot group today [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Ok I'm trying to develop a whitetail/axis/blackbuck hunting load. Sako 85 Bavarian Carbine, 20" 6.5 X 55 Swede. I like the accuracy but will it have enough oomph to get the job done??



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#6506893 - 10/22/16 05:46 PM Re: Sako M-85, 6.5X55, .25, 3-shot group today [Re: Buzzsaw]
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OH yea its Miller Genuine Draft tonight cheers
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#6506922 - 10/22/16 06:20 PM Re: Sako M-85, 6.5X55, .25, 3-shot group today [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Pretty grain on that stock.
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#6506978 - 10/22/16 07:12 PM Re: Sako M-85, 6.5X55, .25, 3-shot group today [Re: Buzzsaw]
Buzzsaw Offline
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tth_40, I was lucky , the guys I bought it from sent me pictures of it first. I got really lucky, It's beautiful
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#6507013 - 10/22/16 07:42 PM Re: Sako M-85, 6.5X55, .25, 3-shot group today [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Registered: 11/25/10
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That's a great looking rifle! Do you have all of your scopes mounted that high, or is it tough to find a low set of rings for a 85 Sako? I never see a new Sako with the scope down where I like it.

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#6507079 - 10/22/16 08:54 PM Re: Sako M-85, 6.5X55, .25, 3-shot group today [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Yes it is kinda hard, if you also notice, I need to mount them as far back as possible. For some reason most rifles standard LOP is a little long for me. You may have seen pictures of my Ruger #1 on here. I had to buy a soecial rail mount to get proper eye relief for a 20X scope.
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#6507145 - 10/22/16 09:59 PM Re: Sako M-85, 6.5X55, .25, 3-shot group today [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Fantastic rifle!
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#6507176 - 10/22/16 10:57 PM Re: Sako M-85, 6.5X55, .25, 3-shot group today [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Looks like the rifle shoots as good as it looks
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#6507414 - 10/23/16 10:14 AM Re: Sako M-85, 6.5X55, .25, 3-shot group today [Re: Buzzsaw]
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That's a beautiful rifle! And yes...

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#6507424 - 10/23/16 10:24 AM Re: Sako M-85, 6.5X55, .25, 3-shot group today [Re: Buzzsaw]
Chuckw Offline
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Registered: 11/05/14
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If you are JERKING the trigger and know it, you need to consider that those groups are just a happy coincidence! It is definitely a beautiful rifle and im sure it will shoot plenty well.

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#6507429 - 10/23/16 10:32 AM Re: Sako M-85, 6.5X55, .25, 3-shot group today [Re: Buzzsaw]
Grizz Offline
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Very nice! I know I'm not supposed to be, but I'm pretty envious of your toys.
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#6507696 - 10/23/16 02:59 PM Re: Sako M-85, 6.5X55, .25, 3-shot group today [Re: Chuckw]
Buzzsaw Offline
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Originally Posted By: Chuckw
If you are JERKING the trigger and know it, you need to consider that those groups are just a happy coincidence! It is definitely a beautiful rifle and im sure it will shoot plenty well.


I guarantee its luck on my part
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#6508562 - 10/24/16 08:24 AM Re: Sako M-85, 6.5X55, .25, 3-shot group today [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Registered: 11/13/09
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The trigger is adjustable. It's so adjustable that I backed my Finnlight all the way down and I feel pretty confident it was about 8 ounces. It says from 2-4 pounds but I'm calling BS on that because wind could have set it off. Cranked it back up to a crisp 2 pounds. Also, you may even have a set trigger, as it is an option from the factory. Have you tried pushing the trigger forward to check?
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#6509572 - 10/24/16 05:04 PM Re: Sako M-85, 6.5X55, .25, 3-shot group today [Re: Buzzsaw]
Buzzsaw Offline
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No on the set trigger and yes, I need to quit being lazy and bitchin, and adjust the trigger. I just didn't want to take action out of stock.
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