The Sako Model 85 African Hunter is a limited edition rifle, specifically manufactured with the harsh African conditions in mind. It caters for the shooter looking to achieve top performance through innovation, while at the same time preferring classic styling and feel. It’s an “old world” platform rifle based on modern innovation but takes you to a new level in accuracy, reliability and shooting enjoyment. The design is classical and elegant yet still maintains top class performance.
The African Hunter models combine a custom high-grade laminated hardwood stock with the superior performance and technology of the Sako 85 series. Apart from the classic lines and the high-grade finish that premium-rifle owners appreciate, a prestigious antique-style brass inlay on the pistol grip complete the graceful lines of the Sako African Hunter. The classic checkering pattern of the African Hunter provides even more functionality and good looks. Optional iron sights are available for the blued barrel models which are finished in a non-reflective satin blue, optionally also available with a short barrel without open sights.
Controlled-round feeding, silk-smooth bolt-travel movement, adjustable trigger and Total Control magazine-latch technology is only some of the amazing benefits incorporated in the new African Hunter.
The Sako 85 African Hunter chambered in 243 Winchester has a short(S) action. In the African Hunter, as with all other Sako Models, the action size is matched to the cartridge. Integral rails for the scope mounts are on the top of the receiver.
The Sako African Hunter comes with all the world-class Sako features, legendary Sako accuracy, smooth bolt operation and perfect balance, making it a valued rifle to both own and shoot.