The original and legendary Sako Finnfire was built on a P94S action. The Finnfire II is built on the P04R action, which is the same action the Sako Quad is based on, however with a fixed barrel.
Sako 85 – Centrefire rifle, 3 locking lugs, one piece bolt body, comes in 6 action lengths, all steel magazine – available in several models including Walnut, Synthetic, Stainless, Laminated and newly introduced Carbon Fibre stock.
Sako A7 – Centrefire rifle, 3 locking lugs, 2 piece bolt body, comes in two action lengths, polymers magazine with steel feed lips, available with either a Synthetic stock or new Roughtec textured stock.
Absolutely. Sako 85 and A7’s have a 5-shot 1 M.O.A. @ 100m guarantee.
Tikka have a 5-shot 1 M.O.A. @ 100m guarantee with heavy barrel models (Varmint, Super Varmint, Tactical) or 3-shot 1 M.O.A @ 100m guarantee with all other models.
The 1 in 12 ROT is by far the more popular twist rate here in Australia for the .223 Rem, as most factory ammunition is produced with 55grs or 50 grs projectiles. However if you plan to only shoot 60grs and above projectiles, you should consider a 1 in 8 twist as the faster twist will stabilize a heavier projectile better than the slower 1 in 12.
No. They are famous for their out-of-the-box accuracy. Sako and Tikka rifles have been run in at the Sako factory during proof and accuracy testing. It is good practice however to clean your barrel before firing for the first time as there may be some packing grease in your barrel.
Some bench rest shooters still insist on running the rifle in themselves. While it is not required it is of course not at any detriment to the rifle. Guidelines are as follows: