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Old 05-09-2018, 08:08 PM   #1
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Hey all,
Curious if Sako 85 (LH) rifles are worth about the 1k over a Tikka?

What would I be getting for the extra 1k?
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Hey all,

Curious if Sako 85 (LH) rifles are worth about the 1k over a Tikka?



What would I be getting for the extra 1k?


$1k more seems a bit steep.

Are they better? Yes. Action on the Sako 75 that I have is the smoothest action Iíve ever felt and that includes a lot of custom actions. It is crazy accurate with factory ammo. Easily the most accurate factory rifle Iíve owned with factory ammo. Tikkaís are great. Iíve owned a few and still own one. For a budget friendly, accurate rifle I think itís hard to beat Tikka. But Sakoís are in a different class.
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Old 05-09-2018, 08:14 PM   #3
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Bought one for the wife. Sneak it out every chance I get.
Special ride..................

Let me add: it is a gun you will never sell. Will be passed down...............

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Old 05-09-2018, 08:15 PM   #4
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I agree with the above and would look for a clean used model 75.

One of the few that I really regret selling.

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I agree with the above and would look for a clean used model 75.

One of the few that I really regret selling.

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Craig, I can make that regret go away! Iíve got one Iíll make you a deal on. Sheís fabulous but she never makes it out of the safe anymore. Iíve got her covered up with customs on each side.
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Old 05-09-2018, 08:20 PM   #6
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I used a sako when I lived in Australia and was culling kangaroos on a ranch. Was one of the nicest factory rifles I have ever been behind, puts tikkas to shame and I love tikkas.
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Old 05-09-2018, 08:23 PM   #7
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Craig, I can make that regret go away! Iíve got one Iíll make you a deal on. Sheís fabulous but she never makes it out of the safe anymore. Iíve got her covered up with customs on each side.
If Craig invokes his first right of refusal, Iíd love to take a look at that 75!
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Old 05-09-2018, 08:39 PM   #8
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RdRdrFan,

Unfortunately, being a lefty...I'm somewhat out of luck. A Tikka T3x hunter, can be had for under $800 - the same rifle in a Sako is 1,800+.

If you have a line on a Sako in LH cheaper - PLEASE let me know (sorry for hollering)
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RdRdrFan,

Unfortunately, being a lefty...I'm somewhat out of luck. A Tikka T3x hunter, can be had for under $800 - the same rifle in a Sako is 1,800+.

If you have a line on a Sako in LH cheaper - PLEASE let me know (sorry for hollering)


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Old 05-09-2018, 08:45 PM   #10
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RdRdrFan,

Unfortunately, being a lefty...I'm somewhat out of luck. A Tikka T3x hunter, can be had for under $800 - the same rifle in a Sako is 1,800+.

If you have a line on a Sako in LH cheaper - PLEASE let me know (sorry for hollering)


look for a lefty in the AV action. Iíve owned several and they are great rifles. They can be had for 800-1200, up to 1500 for the bigger bore caps


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I do not think the grand makes a difference.
You are talking a forever gun against a might sell some day gun.........
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Old 05-09-2018, 08:52 PM   #12
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Mi Amigo...If you are going to spend the jack for Sako, put it towards an older Bofors steel / Pre Garcia model in the Cal you want. Better long term $$$ spent. This same chap also bought a 308 I had on consignment.

This 243 went for less than I expected!! I'm telling you as a friend put your coin into an older one vs new no different than a pre-64 Win!!

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85 Bavarian Carbine

6.5X55

Drool............................
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Old 05-09-2018, 09:18 PM   #14
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Artos,
Hey buddy,
I'd love it if you could help me find a Sako in 6.5x55 (LH)...I'd be your best Amigo for ever
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Old 05-09-2018, 10:38 PM   #15
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I have a 1957 sako Rhimaki manlicher stocked tripple deuce thatís killed at least 75 deer since Iíve had it and who knows how many since dad bought it new. Worth every penny for a sako


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Old 05-09-2018, 10:38 PM   #16
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I'd love it if you could help me find a Sako in 6.5x55 (LH)...I'd be your best Amigo for ever

follow this link , establish your spending budget, and bid in the last minute

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/769351314
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Old 05-09-2018, 10:51 PM   #17
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Hey all,

Curious if Sako 85 (LH) rifles are worth about the 1k over a Tikka?



What would I be getting for the extra 1k?


They are not worth spending more than what you would spend on a Ruger american in the same caliber right now when it comes to shooting a deer at 200 yards and under. 30 years from now I would much rather get my paw pawís Sako than his beat up Ruger american throw away truck gun.


Worth on most items like guns and watches depends on your budget and disposable income. Someone like Artos or Bloodsport
Who are up to date on their watch and gun game itís a different story.






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Old 05-10-2018, 06:38 AM   #18
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Craig, I can make that regret go away! Iíve got one Iíll make you a deal on. Sheís fabulous but she never makes it out of the safe anymore. Iíve got her covered up with customs on each side.
Thanks for the offer. I've seen pictures and she's a bute.

All my disposable money goes to APR. At the rate I'm going, they'll be moving into a new building off of me.

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Old 05-10-2018, 07:19 AM   #19
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Yeah...southy's always throw a wrench into the gears. I forgot.


Everything I hear about the tikka these days is extremely positive...especially / most importantly is the out of box accuracy. They are the new 700 of old IMO. Sako is just going to be all that nicer on the fit & finish.

Hard for a guy like me to say if it's worth it in your case...I would buy what's going to make you most happy in the long run. I always try to consider short & long term resale which actually helps your case some.
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Old 05-10-2018, 01:23 PM   #20
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I don't know about the 85 but I have a L691 Sako and it is worth what I paid for it and more. I was considering an 85 but it looks like the Berretta discount for NRA Instructors has gone away. That would have been 29% off for a Sako 85. Maybe they will come back with it later.
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Old 05-10-2018, 01:52 PM   #21
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I love my Sakoís and will never stray far from the brand because of my experience with them.
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Old 05-10-2018, 02:29 PM   #22
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I will never let any of my Sako's go ! I have the older models
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Old 05-10-2018, 04:45 PM   #23
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I have old and new models I sure like em
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Old 06-08-2018, 01:18 AM   #24
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I have a Sako 85 Classic, and it is smooth with a capital "S." It has a beautiful stock with great figure and a very comfortable palm swell. It feels great, looks great and shoots even better. Three holes touching with factory ammo. You may find something as good, but you would be hard pressed to find one any better. I waited a long time to get one, and it was worth the wait.
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Old 06-08-2018, 09:51 AM   #25
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I have a Sako Model 75 in .270. To say it is by far the best I've ever had seems too weak. Smooth action, accurate barrel, great fit and finish. I don't use it much as most of my hunting is under 100 yards these days. There used to be a lgs here that I knew well. He let me have unlimited layaway on mine. I will never sell it. Oh, and I'm a lefty as well. Worth the money? In my book yes.
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Old 06-08-2018, 10:25 AM   #26
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I would say this cause I get this question when someone ask me if a Weatherby Mark V is worth the money. If it’s something that you really want it seems that it is.
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Old 06-11-2018, 09:56 PM   #27
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I have a Sako 280 and wouldn't trade or sell it; will just pass it down to my son.
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Old 06-11-2018, 10:57 PM   #29
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Sounds to me like I would get the sako, and just think of it as it saved you 1000.00 over a custom. ( instead of it cost you 1000.00 more then the tikka) Sounds like they shoot great from every body here.
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Old 06-12-2018, 07:46 AM   #30
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Well this thread has convinced me I "need" a Sako. Now the waiting game begins to find one for a good price. Thinking 6.5x55 or 7mm-08.
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Old 06-12-2018, 09:23 PM   #31
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I found a great deal on a Sako 7mm-08 at Cabelas, I know that doesn’t help you but deals are out there. I used the Sako Optilock bass and rings and am happy so far.
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Sako's are very fine guns. I also like the Coopers. Man, fit and finish is spectacular.
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Old 06-12-2018, 10:01 PM   #33
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Well this thread has convinced me I "need" a Sako. Now the waiting game begins to find one for a good price. Thinking 6.5x55 or 7mm-08.
6.5 X 55 is the go to caliber. Easy sell here or Europe.
Love my wife's ride.................
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I’ve got a never fired Tikka Forest in 6.5x55 I’ve been considering selling. She’s a beaut with the wood stock and raised comb
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