Anybody got any information on the Sako model 85 and its controlled-round feed design? Is it replacing the model 75 or just an addition?
I am anxious to find more out about it, being a Sako fan that I am. The controlled-round feed really piques my interest. I haven’t been able to find any real details on it yet though.
The May/June issue of Rifleshooter talks about it a little in the article “New Rifle Roundup”. It implies the 75 is out, “…Finnish gunmaker has refined its Model 75 bolt-action rifle into what is now the Model 85. Most noteworthy among the several new features is that it is now a controlled-round feed action using a detachable magazine that can be loaded from the top.”
I checked Sakos website and they don’t show the 75, only the 85. The Beretta USA web site shows both the 75 and 85 models, with the 85 being a higher price and some models don’t have pictures yet and some have a lot of N/A’s in the spec charts.
Got any news on this, or better yet had your hands on a modle 85?