Originally Posted by DTRG42
I have recently bought a Sako TRG 42 - 338 Lapua, but I cannot get it to shoot. I am REALLY disappointed.
I have double checked EVERYHTING. It is not the mount, nor he scope.
It shoots horizontal to semi horizontal strings of about 2-3 inches on 200 yards with 250gr Bergers. It seems like a bedding problem, but the Sako is 'not bedded'.
I rang Sako in Finland and they told me they never heard of that problem before.....
Did somebody experience the same? How do did you fix it?
Help needed urgently! Thanks
Did you manage to fix the problem, took the rifle to a Smith, or had further answers from Sako? If you bought your TRG new, you are able to send it back, or is it a used one? There is a list of Smith that Sako recommend to do work on their rifles.
I have a TRG 22 in .308, it is a tack driver and I recently ordered a TRG 42 in .338LM, should have it within 10 days. A friend of mine also has a TRG 42 .338LM and it is a tack driver as well (I am talking both rifles 1/4 to 1/2 MOA at 100, as well as ELR shots well beyond the norms). I have not heard yet of such issues but there is always a first, hopefully it is not you.
Most common torque checks are base, rings and stock, you mentioned base and rings but not stock.
A few questions, in order to try to find some answers.
You could be a great Marksman but I do not know you, so do not get upset
I'll start at the beginning.
How do you shoot with other rifles? Do you have similar issues?
Is it your first time shooting a .338LM?
What do you think of the .338LM recoil, or muzzle blast; is it bothering you, even just a bit?
Horizontal strings can also be the result of trigger pull, in both direction, and it can be induced by different factors.
Another way to have answers would be to have a well known great shooter trying your rifle; if he does have the same problem, you would know for a fact that it is the rifle, if not, then you have your answer.
I hope you find an answer to your problem, TRG's are usually great rifles. Let us know how it goes.