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Unread 07-02-2012, 06:10 PM
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Re: Please vote-338 Lapua platform

I voted Sako for what I feel your resale or trade value would be a few years down the road. One usually does not feel they will get rid of their dream rifle but I have had a few now
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Unread 07-04-2012, 04:26 AM
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Re: Please vote-338 Lapua platform

Originally Posted by cwinner View Post
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.....
If you go with the Weatherby spend the extra bucks and get the Accumark. Accuracy is good with pretty much all of the Wby's but the Accumark's are worth the extra $.
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Unread 07-06-2012, 08:35 PM
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Re: Please vote-338 Lapua platform

I have a Savage .338 Lapua. My vote of your two was the Sako.
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Unread 07-08-2012, 02:50 PM
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Re: Please vote-338 Lapua platform

I have a TRG-42 and love it! But there are some down sides, it is front heavy, and the accessories are pricy, extra magazines are $200+, the Sako TRG bipod $450+. I can tell you that the bipod is money well spent. The way it locks into the aluminum chassis makes it integral to the shooting system. Also you have about 15-22 degrees of total cant, once you have the gun leveled, slightly load forward into the gun and it locks into place, and it will hold in place with the large spade feet. The action is incredibly smooth; it rivals those coming out of custom shops. The adjustable trigger shoe is a nice feature if that is your fancy; I have not felt the need to play with that. I do enjoy the factory adjustable trigger that I have set at 2.5lbs and break as clean as a whistle. Finally the placement of the safety just forward of the trigger inside of the trigger guard is ergonomically perfect, IMO.

Side note I do run mine with the Sako break, it takes out alot of the punch!
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Unread 07-08-2012, 03:41 PM
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Re: Please vote-338 Lapua platform

two totally diffrent rifles. One is a hunting rifle, meant for carry and good for any shooting position (the Wby). The Other for precision marksmanship from a prone position or bench (SAKO). I feel that both rifles are extremely nice, the Sako probably taking the cake though. I couldnt, however, see myself taking the TRG 42 on any kind of serious backpacking hunt.
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Unread 07-09-2012, 05:29 PM
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Re: Please vote-338 Lapua platform

It would depend on the bullet you plan on shooting. The TRG should allow for slightly longer OAL because it was designed to shoot 250gr SMK's or the like. My experience with production guns is that they are made to shoot production ammo (shorter OAL length). If you plan on a 3.6ish OAL you might have to single load in a WBY Accumark. Both are fine rifles in my humble opinion.
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Unread 07-10-2012, 07:05 PM
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Re: Please vote-338 Lapua platform

Weatherby does make a fully adjustable stock,DBM,braked accumark.Called trr,tactical response rifle,that lookes alot like a TRG,IN 338 LA
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