Gun Report

Sako Model 75 Varmint .22-250 Rem.

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The classic and classy Sako 75 Varmint had lots of eye appeal and great balance. Its performance was about equal to that of the Howa, which cost half as much. We put a Leupold 36X onto it in stainlessOptilock rings. Anyone who likes Sakos would be pleased with this rifle, we thought, despite its high price. But it's not for everyone, in our opinion.

Sako Model 75 Varmint .22-250 Rem.

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To some eyes, these clean lines will always be more appealing than any thumbhole rifle, no matter the performance.
Our 36X Leupold let us easily wring out the Sako’s performance. Those stainless Optilock scope bases and rings are available in blued finish also.
Despite its clean lines, the Sako had a detachable magazine. It had great wood and well-done checkering. It also was slick in all its operations, and had a typical great Sako trigger.
With the safety on (rearward), the bolt is locked. But a downward press on the forward button (arrow) permits opening the cocked bolt.

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