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New SAKO 90 Bolt Action Rifle Line

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Finnish firearms manufacturer Sako have just released a new family of bolt action rifles called Sako 90 which is apparently the successor of the recently-discontinued Sako 85 line of rifles. The Sako 90 series will initially include seven models designed for different types of hunts and user preferences. Let’s take a closer look.

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Sako 90 rifles have a push feed action and three-lug bolts with dual plunger ejectors. The receivers feature a flat bedding interface, broached bolt channels and are machined with either built-in top Picatinny rail or Optilok dovetail sections. The receivers are available in different sizes, optimized for cartridge lengths. The action is fed from double-stack detachable box magazines of 4 or 5-round capacity. The safety locks the trigger, firing pin and bolt handle, however, there is a separate button in front of the safety lever that allows opening the action when the safety is engaged. The trigger shoe position is adjustable and there are five pre-set trigger pull weights that can be selected via the Torx head selector in front of the trigger shoe, without a need to disassemble the rifle. The Sako 90 rifles can also be equipped with set triggers.

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The barrels of Sako 90 rifles are cold hammer forged, and have multiple profile and design options including carbon fiber-wrapped ones. The barrel lengths are 510mm (20″), 570mm (22.4″), 600mm (23.6″) or 620mm (24.4″). These new Sako rifles will be chambered in the following cartridges: .22-250 Remington, .243 Winchester, 6.5 Creedmoor, 7mm-08 Remington, .308 Winchester, 6.5 PRC, 7mm Remington Magnum, 28 Nosler, .300 Winchester Magnum, .338 Winchester Magnum, and .375 Holland & Holland Magnum. Sako 90 rifles are also available in a variety of furniture design and material options, from walnut to carbon fiber. Depending on the barrel, chambering and furniture, the overall weight of these rifles varies from 2.6kg (5lbs 11.7oz) to 3.9kg (8lbs 9.6oz).

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Below you can find the list of all seven Sako 90 series rifles with the manufacturer descriptions. To learn more about any particular model, click on the model name to proceed to the corresponding Sako webpage.

Sako 90 Quest Ultra

The Sako 90 Quest Ultra is designed for the demanding backcountry hunter who is looking for an uncompromised, versatile hunting rifle with high-level adjustability and ergonomics.

Easy length-of-pull adjustments and the cheek riser ensure that you will always find the perfect shooting posture and view through the scope and the Picatinny receiver allows for flexible scope mounting. The new coating on the carbon fibre stock aids in concealment at higher elevations and the texturized surface ensures perfect grip in all weather conditions. The carbon fibre wrapped stainless steel barrel provides good balance and durability without compromising performance and accuracy. The barreled action is coated with Tungsten Cerakote for ultimate weather resistance.

Sako 90 Quest

The Sako 90 Quest is designed for the backcountry hunter who is looking for a versatile hunting rifle with high-level adjustability and ergonomics.

The Carbon Wolf was a ground-breaking hunting stock for a production rifle, and the Sako 90 Quest continues the story. The multi-adjustable carbon fibre stock, for superb shooting ergonomics, and RTM technology, for dimensionally accurate and effectively recoil-absorbing stock construction, together ensure the perfect shot wherever you roam. The new coating on the stock offers perfect grip in any condition and the Cerakoted stainless steel barreled action ensures your rifle is ready for action even after days of hiking.

Sako 90 Peak

The Sako 90 Peak is one of the lightest bolt action rifles in the market, built on renewed Carbonlight platform. It is designed for ultimate outdoorsman, who is looking for the perfect tool for a mountain hunt of a lifetime.

This ultra-light hunting rifle features a carbon fiber stock with texturized surface, a right-hand palm swell and a cheek support. With an approximate weight of 2,6 kg, the Sako 90 Peak with S-action is exceptionally comfortable to carry, even on long treks. You can also pick a left-handed option and different action lengths, including M-action. The SAKO 90 Peak is the ultimate rifle for mountain hunters.

Sako 90 Adventure

The Sako 90 Adventure takes usability and practicality to a whole new level. The adjustable fibreglass stock and Tungsten Cerakote-coated stainless steel action make the rifle durable in any condition and offers high-level ergonomics for many hunting disciplines.

The lightness of the rifle makes it easy to carry, the wide selection of calibres make it usable for most game animals and the material technology solutions used ensure reliability in any environment. The rigidity and accuracy of the rifle is further improved by adding carbon fibre reinforcements around the receiver and bedding surfaces.

Sako 90 Bavarian

The Sako 90 Bavarian continues the legacy of elegant walnut-stock hunting rifles. The stock geometry pays homage to Central-European tradition of rifle stocks with a hog’s back rear stock shape.

This beautiful stock was first designed for high-seat hunting during which the shooting angle can change quickly from level to downwards. The hog’s back rear stock design offers superior ergonomics for such situations. The Bavarian is always equipped with a set trigger to match the need of the most demanding hunters. The Optilock receiver makes sure you have a clear view through open sights, which are often mounted on the Bavarian. The wide selection of compatible calibres broadens the usage of this beautiful rifle for the elegance-oriented hunter.

Sako 90 Hunter

The Sako 90 Hunter comes with world-class Sako features, including legendary Sako accuracy, smooth bolt operation and perfect balance, making it a valued rifle to both own and shoot.

The design combines a walnut stock with either blued or stainless metal parts. Open sights are available for the blued barrel option. The popular Hunter stock continues to fulfil the needs of many hunters who are looking for a straightforward and elegant walnut stock rifle for versatile hunting. Combined with either a blued or stainless barreled action, stainless steel bolt and the new Sako 90 Optilock interface for optics mounting, the Sako 90 guarantees reliable and safe operation. All this makes the Sako 90 Hunter a truly classic rifle for dedicated hunters.

Sako 90 Varmint

The fluting on the barrel gives a distinct appearance while also allowing heat to dissipate. The rigid and stiff birch-laminate stock with raised Monte Carlo comb and wide-bottom forend enables a perfect shooting posture when using high-magnifying optics. The Sako 90 Varmint truly is the perfect Varmint rifle for the dedicated Hunter.

Built for long-range shooting and hunting, the Sako 90 Varmint offers rigidity and stability for pinpoint accuracy. The free-floating heavy stainless steel barrel guarantees that you stay on target round after round.

Pictures by Sako Ltd, www.sako.global

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