Sako Carbonlight

sako carbonlight

Beretta announced the new Sako Carbonlight rifles are now available for purchase in the United States.

Introduced at the 2015 SHOT Show in Las Vegas, the Carbonlight is the lightest rifle in the Sako 85 line. Unloaded, the guns weigh about 5.3 pounds. A significant portion of the weight reduction comes from the company’s use of a carbon fiber stock.

The Carbonlight is available in these calibers:

  • .22-250 Rem
  • .243 Win
  • .308 Win
  • .260 Rem
  • 7mm-08

The fluted barrel is free floating and has a hand cut target crown. The rifle comes with a five shot MOA guarantee.

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  • Sherman

    My pants feel funny.

    • Jack Morris

      How did you get your pants to feel? Mine are always so distant and unresponsive.

      • Gary Seinfeld

        Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Jack Morris, king of the dad jokes.

  • thedonn007

    It needs a threaded barrel.

  • That’s a very handsome rifle.

  • No 6.5×55 Swedish? No sale.

    • Phil Elliott

      The .260 is as good or better.

      • While they are close, 6.5 Swede has a greater capacity and can be loaded hotter in modern rifles.

        • John Daniels

          They’d have to build that on a long action, which would probably add at least a pound and a half to the rifle, which sort of defeats the point of the super light weight rifle they’re selling here.

  • idahoguy101

    What’s the MSRP going to be?

    • Tikka Superlite

      Street price at Euro Optic is $2,865. Of course, Euro Optic isn’t exactly known for competitive prices.

  • sam

    I like the wavy, stuffed-in-a-mold-looking carbon fiber as an honesty in design kind of thing. I hope that’s not just a prototype thing.

    • idahoguy101

      Damn… Methinks that a Kimber Montana is a better alternative!

      • Gary Seinfeld

        Buying a Kimber Montana is a great way to roll the dice if you can’t make it to Vegas for your gambling fix.

  • uisconfruzed

    WILL THAT STOCK FIT MY Mdl75????????????

  • Paul White

    I just can’t get into the ultralight bolt guns, particularly once you get into 30 caliber or better. Gimmie some mass to soak up the recoil please.

  • Pete in Alaska

    As an Alsakan resident I’ve both the .300 an .338 Win Mags in the Tika T3 and hunt with them to the exclusion of any others.
    These are light weight, well balanced, extremely accurate platforms that many call the poor mans Sako. All my T3’s are equipped with reaks and very pleasent to shoot. To those who voice the need for a heavy weight platform to house the magnum calibers I’d have to say that you either had a bad expierance shooting one (it’s not your normal.308), your just passing along hearsay and stories that sound good or perhaps you simply don’t know what your talking about.
    It was good to see and handel these new Sako’s at the Shot Show it was only a matter of time before Sako followed up on the T3 success. It’s an impressive design and what one would expect from Sako. I will likley stick with my T3’s, they are a few ounces heaver that the reported weight of the Carbonlite Sako and, as yet, don’t come in the calibers I hunt with. That and the cost of course. However, if Sako should decide to produce a .300 WBM or a .338 WBM I would have to consider adding one to the rifle rack at the front door.