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Sako TRG 22 in .308

 
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Old 02-22-2013, 09:15 AM
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Re: Sako TRG 22 in .308

Creed more- a guy here on az was shooting in his first ever long range match with a sako trg. in f-tr he shot against accuracy international and several other custom rifles and an array of savages. he won the f-tr. it was cool watching. he was nervous at first but settled in. i was shooting in f-class with my 6.5-284.
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Old 02-22-2013, 01:17 PM
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Re: Sako TRG 22 in .308

I was the range master at one of the long range groundhog matches 100-500 benchrest match for 10 years and a participant in them for almost 20 years...and as a result I got to see everything made by everyone on the planet under benchrest conditions. ALL of the TRG's that I got to see did not shoot any better than rifles that cost 20% of what they cost. And some of them cost even less than 10% of their cost and shot just as good. The only one I remember that was a great shooter was a rebarreled 6.5/284 that would hang with some of the lower end benchrest rigs. In my opinion they are not worth $3100 ... I never saw a factory TRG gun shoot less than 3-5 inch groups at 500 yards under benchrest conditions. Yes, they are more than good enough to kill any big game animal but lets not get carried away with how accurate they really are.. And you would be better served with lots of other factory rifles and save your hard earned cash... all of this based on what I saw with my own two eyes under benchrest match shooting conditions.
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Old 02-22-2013, 01:24 PM
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Re: Sako TRG 22 in .308

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I was the range master at one of the long range groundhog matches 100-500 benchrest match for 10 years and a participant in them for almost 20 years...and as a result I got to see everything made by everyone on the planet under benchrest conditions. ALL of the TRG's that I got to see did not shoot any better than rifles that cost 20% of what they cost. And some of them cost even less than 10% of their cost and shot just as good. The only one I remember that was a great shooter was a rebarreled 6.5/284 that would hang with some of the lower end benchrest rigs. In my opinion they are not worth $3100 ... I never saw a factory TRG gun shoot less than 3-5 inch groups at 500 yards under benchrest conditions. Yes, they are more than good enough to kill any big game animal but lets not get carried away with how accurate they really are.. And you would be better served with lots of other factory rifles and save your hard earned cash... all of this based on what I saw with my own two eyes under benchrest match shooting conditions.
You saw some piss poor shooters. The gun is capable of 1/2 MOA beyond 1000 yds.
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Old 02-22-2013, 01:38 PM
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Re: Sako TRG 22 in .308

I think not, 1/2 a minute of angle at 500 yards would be slightly less than 2 1/2 inch 5 shot groups..I never saw any TRG that would do it.. I saw plenty of other $3000 rifles that had 5 shot groups at 500 around an inch or less for 5 shots..the question here is for the money are they worth $3000 plus dollars.. in my opinion they are not...you'd be better served at far less money to rebarrel an old action and put all the bells and whistles on it and save your money. I have no dog in this hunt only my opinion based on what I have observed.
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Old 02-22-2013, 02:36 PM
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I think not, 1/2 a minute of angle at 500 yards would be slightly less than 2 1/2 inch 5 shot groups..I never saw any TRG that would do it.. I saw plenty of other $3000 rifles that had 5 shot groups at 500 around an inch or less for 5 shots..the question here is for the money are they worth $3000 plus dollars.. in my opinion they are not...you'd be better served at far less money to rebarrel an old action and put all the bells and whistles on it and save your money. I have no dog in this hunt only my opinion based on what I have observed.
I don't have a dog in it either, but what you have observed is poor shooting. This is my last post in this thread. I just want the OP to know that the TRG is a 1/2 MOA rifle at 1000. The shooter may not be, but the rifle is for damn sure. This is a 42, but the 22 is just as accurate if not more.

Military .338 Lapua Magnum Rifles Compared, the SAKO TRG-42 and AI-AWSM

"For the last year, we have been shooting these rifles side by side at targets out to 1600 yards, with a keen interest to determine which rifle is more accurate. The summary is that they shoot basically the same. Both will shoot one-hole groups at 100 yards, and both can shoot sub-half-MOA at 1000 yards if the shooter knows what he's doing and conditions are favorable."

The TRG in this article shot 3 rounds into 3 inches at 940 yds.
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Old 02-22-2013, 05:04 PM
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Re: Sako TRG 22 in .308

Creedmoore- apology in advance is this is off topic. my experience with one TRG-308. the shooter had Never shot further than 100 yards. his trg was brand new. he came to the LR match with a card - it had the bullet's b.c., the velocity, and the ES (was 9)! he says "i have never shot before can you help me get on at 500" . my brother put it in his phone. told him how many clicks on his nightforce scope. the X on that target is 2.5 inches. he hit it with the FIRST shot! he went to win F-tr with a 576 out of 600. the 10 is 5". shooting off a bipod, 46 out 60 landed inside the 5" 10 ring. the gun was great , the scope great and the guy was meticulous in his loading and prep.
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Old 02-22-2013, 07:08 PM
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Creedmoore- apology in advance is this is off topic. my experience with one TRG-308. the shooter had Never shot further than 100 yards. his trg was brand new. he came to the LR match with a card - it had the bullet's b.c., the velocity, and the ES (was 9)! he says "i have never shot before can you help me get on at 500" . my brother put it in his phone. told him how many clicks on his nightforce scope. the X on that target is 2.5 inches. he hit it with the FIRST shot! he went to win F-tr with a 576 out of 600. the 10 is 5". shooting off a bipod, 46 out 60 landed inside the 5" 10 ring. the gun was great , the scope great and the guy was meticulous in his loading and prep.
That's awesome! I plan to reload for this caliber, since i already have all of the necessary equipment. I am a very meticulous person, espepecially when it comes to reloading, so i think i will have no trouble getting out to 500 and beyond
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