Best Scope Mounts For Sako 85 – Reviews w/FAQs

Scope mounts are important for attaching scopes to rifles. They must be able to hold the scope securely in place while also being adjustable to ensure the scope is aligned with the barrel of the rifle. Like most other bolt-action rifles on the market, the Sako 85 doesn’t come with any mounting accessories. And we already know most modern scopes don’t include any mounting rings either. How do we solve this crisis then?

Well, I for one am here to recommend the best scope mounts for Sako 85 available currently. What will be the benefit of that? For one, you can add the scope you have been wanting to use on this gun. Second, what’s the point of using Sako 85 without a scope? Nothing. So, sit tight and read to the end to find out your new hunting accessory.

Best Sako 85 Scope Mounts – [Editor’s Pick]

1. Beretta Saco Optilock 1in/26mm Scope Ringmount

The Beretta Saco Optilock mounts are made for Sako rifles specifically. The Optilock technology is patented by Beretta. It’s a spherical fastening ring that makes mounting scopes on the ring easier and faster. Even someone who has zero knowledge of scopes can mount their scope on this pair of rings.

That’s right, Beretta includes two of these rings in the box with the necessary tools to install them on your gun and the necessary tools to install your scope on these rings. It’s a two-part design, which means the top half of the ring is screwed onto the bottom.

The sealing between the ring and scope is really good. There is no room to swivel and if your scope holds zero, the rings won’t make your scope miss those zeros. Rest assured, Beretta is here to make sure you get the best mounting experience in your life.

What is the diameter of this ring?

It’s 1”/26mm.

Is this available in 30mm?

Yes, it’s available in 30mm diameter.

What is the material?

It’s blued, stainless steel.

2. Leupold Mark 4 Scope Ring

Leupold doesn’t provide any mounting rings with their scope. The reason behind that is simple, Leupold doesn’t know what kind of rail your gun has and what kind of rings you already might have. That’s why, Leupold sells them separately. The Mark 4 scope rings are one of their expensive ring offering.

While the price might seem a bit high for two pieces of mounting rings, please don’t let the price tag blind you. It’s more than worth it. The rings are made out of high-quality machined steel. The same type of material you see in 10 more expensive scopes and accessories. The anodized matte black finish is excellent and looks premium.

It feels premium as well. The performance is well, premium. Mark 4 is available in tons of different configurations and for tons of different rifles out there. Yes, one of those variants does support our lovely Sako 85. That’s why, I highly recommend Mark 4 to you guys. It’s a pair of rings that may outlast your scope.

Where is this made?

It’s made in the USA.

Is this available in 1”?

Yes, it is.

Is it available in high mounting?

Yes, it is.

3. Talley Fixed Ring

Talley Fixed mounting rings are an affordable pair of mounting rings that a lot of newbies and budget enthusiasts use and recommend. Being a budget freak myself, it was too hard to pass on this. They are good enough to be your first choice. You shouldn’t pass on this just because they look a bit odd.

Yes, the finishing is not the best looking on this. But looks do matter not when it performs like a best by taming even a 25x scope with relative ease. The two-part construction is capable of withstanding all magnum calibers. Yes, all of them.

They are not alloy or aluminum. Instead, they are deep-blued stainless steel. You have already seen a pair of deep-blued steel on the list. And that’s one of the most sold pairs of mounting rings on the market. So, yeah. Blued steel is durable and rust-free. If your scope is waterproof, you can use this in rainy weather. Heck, you can try to submerge it for all Talley cares.

Where is this made?

It’s made in the USA.

Will it hold zero?

Yes, the rugged construction made sure of that.

What is the diameter on this?

It’s 1” and you can opt for 30mm if you use a 30mm scope.

4. Warne MFG Maxima Quick Detach Ring

Quick detaching rings are always fancy. They are easy to use and easy to set up. Even a newbie who has never used scope before can set this up and remove it when they desire. The rings are quite rugged and durable. I know it doesn’t look like that.

But looks can be deceiving. Fun fact, it has a stainless-steel recoil control key that is unique. Warne is not a new company. They have been around since the 1950s. Their roots lead to Australia. But today, their factories are not in Australia anymore.

The Maxima quick detach rings are available in only one size. Unfortunately, you cannot use a 1” tube on this one nor you can use a thicker tube. If you are using a 1” scope, then I recommend you take a look at the rest of the rings I have mentioned thus far.

Where is this made?

They are made in the US.

Is this sold as a pair?

Yes, they are in a pair.

Are they complicated to install?

It’s a bit tricky. Wouldn’t call it complicated by any means.

5. Burris Optics Signature Zee Ring

This pair of rings is suitable for dovetail, double-dovetail, and weaver-style mounting plates. With a plethora of options available, it’s not a hard decision to just impulse buy this and see what happens. I’ve seen a lot of people do this, so you won’t be the first.

The height of the ring is 0.81 inches. That’s quite short for a mid-size mounting ring. The ring diameter of this scope is 30mm. and that’s fixed. You cannot use 1” scope or >36mm scopes if you have them. It’s a two-part design.

After tightening it with the right amount of torque, your scope will never lose zero from it. Installing them on the rail is a piece of cake as well. All of the screws are visible on the surface and quite easy to take off or torque them in tightly.

Where is this made?

They are made in China.

What material did Burris use for this ring?

It’s made out of aluminum.

Is it suitable for airsoft guns?

It is compatible and suitable for airsoft guns.

How To Choose The Best Mounting Ring For Sako 85?

Sako 85 is not that picky of mounting rings. You definitely can try a pair of DIY/3D printed rings or plastic/polymer rings. But they will break after a couple of shots. Don’t sue me when that happens.

Jokes aside, you don’t need to think that deeply before choosing the rings. Do you have a favorite brand in mind? Perhaps you want USA-made only? Or perhaps you can go all out and grab the most expensive one. That’s totally up to you. Depending on the scope you are using and the diameter of it, you should pick a ring from the list and you will be a happy hunter.


Those are some of the best mounts for Sako 85 anyone could buy. All of them are incredible value and provide a great experience while shooting. Yes, even the expensive Leupold’s are one hundred percent worth it.

That’s all for now, tune in later for more accessory recommendations. For now, this is where we part. Take care and I will see you shortly.

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