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Sako TRGS and .338 Lapua

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Old 01-22-2002, 02:02 PM
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Sako TRGS and .338 Lapua

Remember those three Sierra 300-grainers I was rolling around in my hand awhile back?

Well, I stopped over and talked with the guy who gave them to me to see how he was doing with his Sako and .338 Lapua...

Sorry to say...not so good!

Seems he is now on his 5th Sako plastic stock! The previous 4 all broke in half at the pistol grip (and he was only using the Sierra 250's).

He is also concerned because he has gone through 3 Leupold "Tactical" MK III scopes. Seems the crosshairs keep breaking.

Is this a common experience by others?
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Old 01-22-2002, 02:26 PM
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Re: Sako TRGS and .338 Lapua

McMillan will inlet any of their stocks to fit the sako action. He may want to give them a call.

As far as the scope goes, it's a good thing Leupold has a good warranty. [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img] lol In all seriousness he may want to check out Nightforce or USoptics (mucho bucks).

Or just put a good muzzlebreak on to decrease the recoil, who knows it might even fix the problems he's having.
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Old 01-22-2002, 02:33 PM
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Re: Sako TRGS and .338 Lapua

This guy seem pretty had on stuff. Three broken Mark IV's is probably a world record!!

I'll agree that the Sago TRG-S stock isn't the toughest on the market but breaking that many has got to be a user problem.

Do the stocks split lengthwise or is he snapping them off? If they're splitting lengthwise he's probably recoiling on the action screws and not the recoil lug. If he's snapping them off he must be holding onto that rifle for dear life and pushing and pulling in opposite directions.

P.S. Don't loan this guy any of your gear [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
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Old 01-22-2002, 04:00 PM
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Re: Sako TRGS and .338 Lapua


McMillan will not inlet for a Sako TRG-S action, only the 75 and AI-AIV (I just asked them last week).


I have not had a problem from my TRG-S stock (also a 338 Lapua). I don't like the design, MPI and David Lake will custom make stocks for them ($470-$600). As far as the scope, I have a Burris on mine (for 3 years) and never had a problem with it. I'd have to agree with Dave, it sounds like a user problem.

Learn from others mistakes, you won't live long enough to make them all yourself
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Old 01-22-2002, 04:21 PM
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Re: Sako TRGS and .338 Lapua

Really, that sucks! Did they say why?

I just called Robar and they said they would do it, you just have to buy either a SR90 stock or the SR60 stock, both stocks are excellent, but the SR60 stock is cheaper (I think it costs around 400.00 with bedding, don't quote me on that though).
They would probably do it on another McMillan stock that had not been inletted yet, if you can find one.

[ 01-22-2002: Message edited by: sr90 ]
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Old 01-22-2002, 04:44 PM
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Re: Sako TRGS and .338 Lapua

Just talked to him again.

Seems they were snapping off at the pistol grip. He was advised to tighten the recoil screw to 60 ft.lbs., so he did that.

He also found a "stockmaker" here in MT who evidently makes a real nice laminated wood stock for the TRGS, so that is his next move, after he gets it back from the smith who is installing a muzzle brake...

He really love the caliber and the rifle (when it is in one piece). Claims the 250's really reach out and touch prairie dogs out to around 1000 yards...
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Old 08-30-2002, 02:16 PM
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Re: Sako TRGS and .338 Lapua

Please let me know the name of the stock maker....Thanks
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