New Sako S20 Rifle – First Look

Finnish rifle and cartridge maker Sako says it has come up with a ‘new category’ in bolt-action rifles: Sako S20 is the first true hybrid rifle. Designed with the active outdoorsperson in mind, the modular structure adapts to changing lifestyles which, says Sako, will future-proof the S20.

One of the features of S20 is the takedown stock interface. The modularity allows the rifle to be configured to the shooter’s preferences with different rear stocks and fore-ends. At launch, Sako introduced both the tactical precision stock and the ergonomic hunting stock, the latter being an improved version of a traditional thumbhole stock more like a pistol grip. Switching between rear stocks is fast and easy, virtually changing the rifle from a target rifle to a hunting rifle, or vice versa, with the correct grip in a matter of minutes.

The S20’s stiff aluminium chassis is covered by a strong and resilient material that Sako calls HIR – high impact resistant – in order to improve the rifle’s ergonomics. The same HIR material is used on car dashboards to minimise glass and metal shards on impact. This unique structure – robust aluminium heart protected by a sturdy exterior – provides professional grade accuracy and performance combined with a high level of modularity and comfort.

Overall, the adjustable ergonomics are a big part of the S20 design. The multi-adjustable trigger (available as both single stage and two stage variants) can be moved backwards or forwards to better fit different hand sizes and to achieve the optimal trigger position, and its weight and length of pull can be adjusted. The quick-adjustable cheek piece and spacer adjustable length of pull help to achieve the best possible shooting posture. Combined with a wide selection of M-LOK and QD compatible accessory options, S20 adapts to all body sizes and shooting situations.

As a whole, S20 is something new and represents the pinnacle of design and manufacturing skills of Sako. It’s a hybrid rifle with unique features that both hunters and precision shooters can make their own. Whatever your background or story is, the future-proof S20 provides competition grade performance in a lighter and leaner package. You can always take a new course and trust that your rifle, like you, is up to the task. S20 is the rifle that is you.

Benefits of a takedown stock:

ADAPTS TO YOUR PREFERENCES
The interchangeable stocks and forends ensure that your rifle can go where you go, and it doesn’t matter which side of the sport you’re into at that point in your life: you can always try something new without having to invest in a new, expensive rifle.

UNDENIABLE RIFLE ERGONOMICS
Both the tactical rifle and the hunting rifle are designed with the most comfortable shooting position possible in mind. Both the tactical precision rifle and the hunting stock have multiple adjustments and are ergonomically designed.

SUB MOA ACCURACY
With its range of carefully designed features all the way from its cold hammer forged barrel to its adjustable ergonomics, the S20 delivers effortless sub MOA accuracy.

The ergonomic hunting stock:

The Sako S20 hunter rear stock was designed with ultimate shooting comfort and ergonomics in mind. Having the best, most ergonomic grip on your rifle improves accuracy without compromising comfort. In an intense hunting situation, this can be the deciding factor between success and failure.

The thumbhole-style pistol grip is made from a unique, soft, high-quality synthetic material with a leather-like texture, giving the optimal grip in any weather conditions.

The quick-adjustable cheek piece of the hunter rear stock enables perfect alignment with the rifle scope. For maximised control, accuracy and comfort, the length of pull can also be adjusted with spacers.

The hunter stock’s forend is designed to handle versatile hunting environments. Its integrated, soft, leather-like grip surface is made from high-quality synthetic materials and provides the optimal grip in any weather conditions.
The Quick Detachable (QD) sling placements on both sides of the stock enable fast and easy attachment of the sling, improving rifle handling.

Benefits of the ergonomic hunting stock:

ERGONOMIC PISTOL GRIP
With the Sako S20 pistol grip rear stock, there’s only one way to grab your rifle – the right way. The thumbhole-style design suits all hand sizes.

ADJUSTABILITY
Sako S20 hunting stocks feature QD (quick-detachable) sling mounts that enable fast attachment and removal of the sling. Thanks to the QD placements, many different competition and tactical slings are optimal for S20 and allow you to make your rifle ready to fire faster.

SUB MOA ACCURACY
All features of S20 were designed to deliver smooth sub MOA accuracy(link) when and wherever you may be hunting.

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