Taking The New Sako 85 For A Walk

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  1. kirkbridgershooters

    kirkbridgershooters Well-Known Member

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    I got this gun in January and couldn’t wait for the gophers to come out. Today is that day...


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    CVCOBRA1 Well-Known Member

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    .223 with your 50gr Blitz's I presume
     
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    kirkbridgershooters Well-Known Member

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    40 grain V-Max
     
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    beautiful rifle!
     
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    stonecreek SCC Secretary Forum Owner SCC Board Member

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    I've used the 40 grain V-Max, 40 grain Ballistic Tip, and 40 grain Varmageddon in several .22 centerfires from .22 Hornet through .222 Magnum. All seem to work equally well, they seem to be essentially interchangeable, and all provide outstanding accuracy. Their extra velocity makes up for their slightly lower ballistic coefficient compared to the 50 and 55 grain bullets. They've become my favorite for prairie dogs.

    I haven't had occasion to use the Sierra Blitzking in this weight, but I'll bet it does as well as the others.

    Hornady and Nosler also make a polymer-tipped 35 grain .224" bullet. I've only used them in reduced loads (around 2500 fps) in a Hornet. That makes them a short-range load but one that, surprisingly, will separate prairie dogs into multiple components.
     
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    Beautiful wood on that. While the 85's have their fans and their detractors, there's no doubt that Sako has upped its game on stock wood.
     
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    Gorgeous, what caliber is your Model 85?
     
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    It is 223 Remington
     
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    Okay cool caliber.
     

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