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Old 07-14-2012, 05:09 AM
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Re: Please vote-338 Lapua platform

Between the two, I would go with the Sako TRG-42. But like Kraiza said: throw a Savage into the mix (say the 110 FCP) and I would choose the Savage and put the savings into better glass.

Angus also makes a great point: two completely different rifles. The Sako is not atrue hunting rig, or a "carry rifle".
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Old 07-16-2012, 08:52 PM
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Re: Please vote-338 Lapua platform

I will also vote for the 42. I better I just ordered one from euro optics on sat. My friend has one and loves it.
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Old 07-22-2012, 07:24 AM
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Re: Please vote-338 Lapua platform

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I will also vote for the 42. I better I just ordered one from euro optics on sat. My friend has one and loves it.

Please let me know how it works out for you, that is where I am planning to order from and I would be interested in how it works out.........
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Old 07-24-2012, 09:08 AM
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Re: Please vote-338 Lapua platform

The guys at euro optics are gtg. They answered all my questions and ordering was fast and easy. It took a little over a week to get my gun. They only bad thing was that the bipods are on back order and wont be in till about Sept 1st. They said thats when they will come off the boat from finnland. I checked around today and looks like everyone is sold out of them.
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Old 07-29-2012, 11:04 PM
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Re: Please vote-338 Lapua platform

I would also have to say the sako...... but for only a couple reasons. I just recently ran into a guy at my local shop that had the wby. The barrel contour is not very good for target shooting due to the fact it heated up "Very quickly" (according to him). From the hands on looks of it it was more a "big bore" hunting rifle than something to take to the range and throw a box or two out of. JMO though, I am not an actual owner or shooter of the wby.
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Old 08-09-2012, 01:19 AM
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Re: Please vote-338 Lapua platform

You can go wrong with either one in my book. Garland Gilbreath built a 338 Norma for my brother on a TRG-S M995. I believe the mag box on those actions is limited to a COAL of 3.700, so if a repeater with 250+ gr bullets is what you're after, there are better choices.

The Weatherby "boomer" .580 bolt face case mag boxes will measure up around 3.815, so you can get a pretty big round in there as a repeater. I like the Mark V actions, so that's my vote for you.


338 Excalibur built by a Master Smith who frequents this forum.


338 Lapua Ackley Improved built by Joe Starnes


30-338 Lapua Improved built by JE Custom and Lone Wolf Stocks


338 Lapua (SAAMI) 10.7 lbs as you see it (minus bipod) built by Straight Shooter Supply
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Old 08-12-2012, 11:42 PM
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Re: Please vote-338 Lapua platform

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You can go wrong with either one in my book. Garland Gilbreath built a 338 Norma for my brother on a TRG-S M995. I believe the mag box on those actions is limited to a COAL of 3.700, so if a repeater with 250+ gr bullets is what you're after, there are better choices.

The Weatherby "boomer" .580 bolt face case mag boxes will measure up around 3.815, so you can get a pretty big round in there as a repeater. I like the Mark V actions, so that's my vote for you.


338 Excalibur built by a Master Smith who frequents this forum.


338 Lapua Ackley Improved built by Joe Starnes


30-338 Lapua Improved built by JE Custom and Lone Wolf Stocks


338 Lapua (SAAMI) 10.7 lbs as you see it (minus bipod) built by Straight Shooter Supply
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