In my search for the ideal .300 Winchester Magnum hunting rifle, I evaluated a lot of firearms. On paper this rifle appeared perfect but after visiting a gunroom, and handling the weapon, I was in love. This rifle fits me like a glove and required no effort getting used to in the field. Accuracy was excellent and I felt as if I had been carrying this rifle all my life. Used my new Bavarian elk, mule deer, and antelope hunting this season. This rifle impressed me so much that I'm thinking about buying another 85 Bavarian, chambered for a different cartridge.
Alexander Marcus Pitynski.
Having shot and owned rifles from various reputable companies, I can honestly say that my new Sako 85 Bavarian, in 270 Win, trumps them all. I broke in the barrel at 200 yards, with a tight 5 shot, 1 inch group. At 300 yards, the rifle shot just as well. Surely, this is the most accurate rifle I have ever shot or owned, and I hope to add a companion Sako 85 to my collection in the near future.
Very nice rifle! I have one in .300 Win Mag. Handles very well. Beautiful wood with an awesome cheekpiece. Very comfortable to shoot. And it shoots very well! Under an inch (4 shots) at 100yds, off a not so stable rest. Smooth action and easy to load. The clip takes getting used to, but works exactly as stated in the manual. Overall, it's a good buy! Wish I could afford another one!