Sunday, 4 January 2009

I Want One - A Not So Occasional Series Pt5


This time it's a rifle. Seeing as the Tikka T3 (£700ish) i shot at Rangetastic was so good strait out of the box, it set me wondering. As Sako and Tikka are both part of Beretta. What are Sako offering for the extra £600 ?

The current offering is the 85 series, a refinement of the highly rated 75 and available in the usual range of calibers, stocked with a choice of wood, laminate or synthetic (£1300ish). The most obvious difference is that the actions are caliber-specific; cartridge length determines the length of the action. Giving new meaning to 'use enough gun'. This looks far nicer, saves a few grams, and means the bolts travel is matched to the effort needed to cycle your cartridge.

Worth the extra cash? Depends how many sewage pipes you had to clear for it, I suppose.

Off up north
Your pal
SBW

4 comments:

Alistair said...

Yegads - this time I thought you were giving away a trifle :-(

The Suburban Bushwacker said...

Al
funny you should say that, because the jam you won makes awsome trifle!
SBW

Alistair said...

Your Mums Jam is the best I have ever tasted - not watched very strange DVD yet though !

Chad Love said...

Can't speak for the Sako, but I've got a Tikka T3 lite stainless in 6.5x55 and it's my new best friend. Lighter and more accurate than my Winchester M70 featherweights in 6.5 and much, much lighter and just as accurate as my CZ in 6.5.