The Sako 85 Safari 500 Jeffery hunting rifle is handmade by Sako’s highly acclaimed master gunsmiths. These beautiful hunting rifles are crafted individually with a special focus on detail and true perfection. The result is an aesthetically stunning and high performance bolt-action rifle for the most demanding hunters in the world.
Sako 85 Safari 500 Jeffery Rifle Overview
Hunting dangerous game demands one requirement of the equipment – performance. When the hunter is faced with life threatening situations, aesthetics is secondary to performance. That is why each Sako Safari hunting rifle is hand-finished and the barreled action is epoxy-bedded to the rifle stock to provide the best and most durable fit and accuracy.
Sako 85 Safari Premium Stock
The classical look and feel of the handmade Sako 85 Safari 500 Jeffery stock is perfectly finished off with a custom-made Pachmayr recoil pad. The individually selected high-grade walnut stock features traditional hand-cut checkering and the fore-end and pistol grip cap are finished in a beautiful dark ebony. The straight comb line with a minimum drop at the heel enables the shooter to quickly align the eye with either an optical sight or the open sights for fast target acquisition.The transmitting of recoil in a straight line to the shoulder also minimizes muzzle rise. The medium sized pistol grip is designed to provide good overall control. Additional cross bolts strengthen the stock against recoil.
Sako 85 Safari Action & Magazine
Sako 85 Safari rifles are built around the Sako 85 Long and Xtra Long action sizes. The bolt itself has three locking lugs and is made from heat treated steel. The smooth bolt operation requires a 70-degree lift to cycle rounds. The Sako 85 Safari models use the Round Control System. Controlled feeding prevents the round from falling out of the chamber whilst be cycled. The action also has an integral dovetail rails for scope mounting.
The staggered, two-row magazine of the Sako 85 Safari is made of stainless steel. The magazine is fixed with a hinged floorplate and loading takes place through the ejection port.
Sako 85 Safari Trigger & Safety
The weight of pull of the single-stage Safari trigger unit is adjustable from 1 to 2 kg. All Sako 85 Safari rifles have an extremely durable, all-steel trigger guard that protects the trigger.
Sako 85 Safari Barrel & Sights
Sako 85 Safari barrel blanks are honed and cold-hammer forged and finally finished individually by being inspected through an optical fine-tuning instrument: the human eye. This process is known for achieving superior durability and precision in rifles. As with all Sako rifles, the twist rates are chosen for each caliber to optimize accuracy and bullet performance. The barrels come with sights, finished with an elegant glossy surface.
The adjustable iron sights of the Sako 85 Safari model feature a quarter rib, rear shallow-V blade and band type front sight with ivory white bead. Each Sako 85 Safari rifle can also be equipped with a premium scope, installed with Sako Optilock Scope Mounts.
5 SHOT M.O.A. Guarantee
Sako visually inspect every single barrel to guarantee a flawless rifle that lives up to the highest standards. Every Sako rifle will go through accuracy testing to prove the rifle can perform under 1 M.O.A. accuracy. Sako combines the latest high-tech machinery with proven rifle manufacturing methods and tools.