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Sako TRGS and .338 Lapua

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Unread 08-30-2002, 03:15 PM
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Re: Sako TRGS and .338 Lapua

I think the muzzle brake will help....
338 lapua is a lot of gun to fire without one.

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Unread 09-04-2002, 11:53 PM
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Re: Sako TRGS and .338 Lapua

I have had no problems with my 338 Lapua and factory stock. Please pass on any info you can about a nice laminated stock for the TRG-S.

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Unread 09-20-2002, 05:59 PM
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Re: Sako TRGS and .338 Lapua

trg stock,
i just purchased the little trg42 in 300 win mag and was disappointed with the buttstock's spacer type adjustments. does anyone make a more user friendly adjustable stock somewhat like the psg1 fron hk?
thanks in advance
morgan in dallas
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Unread 09-20-2002, 07:05 PM
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Re: Sako TRGS and .338 Lapua

Just an observation, but 60 ftlbs seems awfully extreme for an action screw. 60 inlbs sounds more realistic. I am on the road and don't have access to my std practices manuals, but I want to say that 60 ftlbs is more suited towards a shank size of 1/2" or larger.. Think about it the torque on your lug nuts are typically 75-90 ftlbs.

Considering all Garrett & P&W hot sections I put together over the years, if I applied 60 ftlbs on a 1/4" shank case bolt I would have trashed alot of engines.

Sounds like (the above stocks) could be victim of compression stress fracture maximus.... But I could be mistaken...

Just a thought..


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Unread 09-22-2002, 10:09 PM
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Re: Sako TRGS and .338 Lapua

I have to agree with Nodak 60 foot pounds is far too much torque as is 60 inch pounds. Most factory stocks require about 20 to 30 inch pounds of torque. I would wonder about his loads as well as headspaceing. Sako builds a great product but still can have problems as any other manufacturer can. I would have the action checked for specification the consider having a recoil lug dovetailed into the barrel just ahead of the bump in the action that Sako claims is an adequate lug ,then have the stock pillar bedded, with proper torque applied to the action screws. I realize that torqueing a slot headed screw is not easy, the good folks at Brownells sell a set of allen key type replacement screws for under $10.00 that make torque easy
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Unread 08-02-2013, 05:20 PM
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Re: Sako TRGS and .338 Lapua

Hi, I like things that go bang. I know that this an old thread, very old, but I think an update is in order. I have fired my TRG-S several hundred times, and my stock is perfect. It actually leaves a lot to be desired for a sniper rifle, but it has not broken. I added a Holland muzzle brake after a few dozen rounds. Not the most accurate rifle in the world, but with some padding on the stock it shoots as well as I can hold. I also rebedded the lug after a couple hundred rounds. May, or may not have been necessary, but I think I sensed a little give in the stock. I did bend the pennies, and went for a Night Force scope, and I will never, ever go back.
So how does one break a stock, and scope with anything less than a 155mm?
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Unread 08-03-2013, 06:26 AM
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Re: Sako TRGS and .338 Lapua

I own an extremely accurate Sako TRGS in 30-378. I do believe the original stock is defective in materials selected. My rifle's stock has a crack horizontally across the stock where the front swivel is located. I linked this to installing a long Harris Bipod. I've used this same bi pod on several other rifles and have incurred no damage. I too am looking for a replacement target stock if anyone has a a link to a provider it would be greatly appreciated. I wonder if the pricey TRG stock would work as a drop in?? I know both the TRG and TRG S are based upon the same action.
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