The Sako 85 Varmint Stainless 2223 Remington features the same qualities as the Sako 85 Varmint but with the difference of Stainless metal parts. Combined with an attractive yet ultra-tough checkered brown laminated stock, the Varmint Stainless is perfect for extreme conditions. The stock features classic American-style lines with its slightly raised comb and sleek profile. It also has a shadow-line cheek piece on the left side. The stainless barreled action and warp-free stock makes the Sako 85 Varmint Stainless 223 Remington a very popular choice for shooters and hunters testing the elements. Optimized for rough conditions, the Sako 85 Varmint Stainless with the fluted stainless barrel and satin finishes, give this rifle a classic styling and feel, making it a valued rifle to both own and shoot.
Sako 85 Varmint Stainless and 223 Remington combination
The Sako 85 Varmint Stainless chambered in the 223 Remington Caliber will be one of the best plains game rifles. The .224 projectiles have proven itself from medium to long range gong shoots to a great caliber for short to medium distance hunting and varminting. The range of bullets that seem to be the most popular is in the 55 to 75 grain range. The trajectories with a muzzle velocity around the 3100 to 3800 ft/s mark, makes this a useful rifle for hunting varmint animals to medium bodied antelope like Springbuck, Fallow Deer and Blesbuck. The ability of the 223 Remington Caliber to achieve good velocity with moderate recoil and still deliver knock down power, make it a great choice for competition shooters and hunters alike.
Sako 85 Varmint Stainless 223 Remington Features
The Sako 85 Stainless Varmint rifle has a laminated stock that features a sligtly raised comb and shadow line cheekpiece on the left hand side of the stock. Although it can be used by left handed shooters and hunters, the stock design fits right handed shooters better. It has a slight palm swell that fit most hands comfortably and is shaped in such a way that the finger align comfortably with the trigger. The Laminated stock is very stable, warp and weather resistant.
Grip and For-end
The for-end of the stock has a checkered pattern to ensure a firm grip in the wettest conditions. It has a nice comfortable fit in hand and contribute to the rifle’s fine balance and handling characteristics. Swivel studs come standard on the stock for the attachment of a rifle sling or bi-pod. The inletting of the stock also ensure a free floating barrel. The stock also has a pronounced pistol grip, enhancing the ergonomics of the stock. It also adds to the comfort of shooting the rifle in a prone position.
Durable Recoil Pad
Sako 85 Rifles are fitted with the latest in recoil pad technology. It reduces the impact of the recoil on the shooter which is a very useful feature, especially on the heavy recoiling calibers. The robust pad allows you to fully concentrate on the accuracy of your shots.
The wide trigger with a crisp break is adjustable from 2 to 4 lb pull weight. It can be easily adjusted by the user without removing the stock. The trigger is protected by a steel trigger guard.
A one-piece, full-diameter bolt with three locking lugs locks within the barrel extension. The bolt release is on the receiver’s left side. The ejector is mounted on the receiver. The extractor is mounted on the bolthead. The Sako 85 action has both push and controlled feed characteristics. A red cocking indicator protrudes from the bolt’s rear. The one piece bolt opens with a 70° bolt handle lift.
Sako matches the size of the action to the caliber.
Sako’s combination of the extractor riding low in the ejection port and the receiver mounted ejector means that fired cases leave the action at a low angle and can be neatly deposited in the shooters hand by opening the bolt slowly.
The Stainless barrel on the Sako 85 Varmint Stainless is absolute class Sako engineering. Sako 85 barrels are hammer-forged and every Sako rifle has a 5 shot 1 MOA guarantee from 100 yards. The ripple-free fluted exterior and the minimal tooling marks on the inside are both indications of the quality of its construction. The muzzle is not threaded and features a target-style crown. The barrel has a satin finish.
Metallic Bolt Shroud
Robustness and quality go hand in hand. The metallic bolt shroud covers and shields the rear of the bolt body and the firing pin. A red pin indicate when the rifle is loaded. The bolt shroud is stylishly design to taper with the rear of the action.
The magazine Sako pairs with this action is a five-round, double-stack magazine. The removable magazine has an all metal construction. Once inserted the magazine is flush fitting to the bottom of the stock. It also has to be pushed in for the latch to disengage the magazine. This function is to prevent the accidental release of the magazine.
Scope Mounting Options
The Sako 85 has the well known tapered dovetail mounts machined into the receiver for the fitment of scope bases. The most popular base and ring is the Sako Optilock mounts.
The special two-way Sako safety locks both the trigger and the bolt handle. The unique bolt release button of the Sako Safety System allows you to load or remove a cartridge from the chamber while the safety is engaged.
Sako Warranty and Sub MOA Guarantee
The Sako product range combines long-standing gunsmith expertise with the real experiences of Sakor Hunters and Sport Shooters from all over the world. No matter which Sako you choose, 1 MOA accuracy is guaranteed at 100 yards