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Old 07-01-2012, 08:08 AM
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Please vote-338 Lapua platform

Ok guys, I'm stepping up to the big leagues......decided to purchase a .338 Lapua and have narrowed it down to either the Sako TRG-42 or a Wby MkV Accumark ( I have a McMIllan A-5 sotck for this action).

Rifle to be used more for extended range recreational target shooting with hunting slightly secondary. ( I'm building a 300WM to be my primary hunting rifle).........please vote which way you would go.

Thanks in advance!!
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Old 07-01-2012, 10:27 AM
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Re: Please vote-338 Lapua platform

I dont know if you missed it but there is alot of savage fans out here including myself . Thats what I went with 110H-S precision in 338 Lapua.
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Old 07-01-2012, 10:40 AM
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Re: Please vote-338 Lapua platform

Of the two, I'd go with the SAKO. Good luck!
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Old 07-01-2012, 12:09 PM
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Re: Please vote-338 Lapua platform

I have a Mark V in a 340 wby and is a nice rifle.A friend has the trg.It is as close to custom as you get.Ajustable stock,detach mag,he likes the fully adj.trigger better than his jewell.I have seen his rifle shoot one hole at 200.The Savage is not in its league.The Trg in the 338 La is used in MLE all over the world.One is high on my wish list for a truck type practice rig.
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Old 07-02-2012, 03:49 AM
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Re: Please vote-338 Lapua platform

Both are teriffic platforms but between the two I'd have to toss a vote in for the SAKO TRG as well.
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Old 07-02-2012, 08:12 AM
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Re: Please vote-338 Lapua platform

Well, I better post up here. I voted Wby because I would love to test one of these rifles. My Mark V in .338 LM has been a very good rifle. I have never seen a factory 338 LM from Wby but I have seen a TRG shoot. It was a one hole rifle at 100 yards shooting consistant .4 moa groups with box ammo. So you sure can't ask for more than that. But still, I sure would like to try out the Weatherby.

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Old 07-02-2012, 02:28 PM
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Re: Please vote-338 Lapua platform

Thanks for the votes all, keep them coming......here is the problem.

I have been saving my "lunch" money for the past year to put towards a TRG-42, but last week I saw a factory Mk V in my local sportings good store.....I currently have an accumark in .30-378 and the rifle is a real shooter with most loads and I'm extremly happy with it.....I have a McMillan A-5 stock on it with a Near 20MOA base & Timney trigger and a +1 extended internal mag floorplate.

This got me to thinking that I could pick up the MkV in 338 Lapua and bed it into my existing stock, order another trigger & base and be good to go.

I did handle a TRG-42 a year or so ago and all my research echos what some of you have said about it's accuracy and the like, but I have never shot one personally.

Needless to say it got me to re-thinking my origional plans, thats why I posted this poll so keep your responses coming.....hopefully somone will buy the one local and I can get back on track!!

Here is a pic of the factory Wby, the barrel is blued with a factory brake.....
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