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Accuracy problems SAKO TRG 42 338 Lapua

 
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Old 07-23-2013, 02:01 PM
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Re: Accuracy problems SAKO TRG 42 338 Lapua

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I am shooting without the muzzle break - you will ruin your ears for life by just shooting once without ear protection. Recoil is mild - I expected a lot more, but keep in mind, the rifle is quite heavy.

Shooting skills - I shoot a lot and all my other high caliber rifle do half inch on 220 yards (200 meter) or better.

I finally got the Sako to shoot ok'ish. It does not like 250gr Bergers, it does not like Hornady SST..... When I finally got hold of some 250gr Lapua Scenar, the groups came down to about 1 inch on 220 yards. It is ok, but nothing to write home about. I will have to play a bit with seating depth now. I just cannot understand why the rifle will shoot strings of 2-3 inches on 200 with all the other bullets( I tried loading all sorts of seating depths.... etc) and then suddenly shoot with the Lapuas. Something tells me there is a problem with the throat/muzzle or something - Does any expert have any idea why this could be?
Glad you found something that works for you, 1" at 220 yards is half MOA, which is very acceptable, if you can do that repetitively. I agree it could get a bit better but nevertheless, if you can stick with that at all distances, you are in business. Shooting the .338 without muzzle brake is, obviously, doable but usually not recommended for most shooters, the TRG 42 is not all that heavy at 11 3/4 lbs (naked) but it looks like it works for you. I will be able to say more about this within the next 2 weeks, as my TRG 42 should be shipped tomorrow. Now I wish to be able to find some H1000 or Retumbo but it looks like it is MIA just about all over. This powder situation is 100% ridiculous.
I wish you the best in your future and coming up loads, looks like you are on the right track.
Good shooting.
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Old 10-17-2013, 12:15 PM
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Re: Accuracy problems SAKO TRG 42 338 Lapua

Hi Ombre

Any news on your 338? How does it shoo? Which bullet/seating deapth etc?

Thanks
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Old 10-17-2013, 02:36 PM
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Re: Accuracy problems SAKO TRG 42 338 Lapua

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Hi Ombre

Any news on your 338? How does it shoo? Which bullet/seating deapth etc?

Thanks


Hi D

Answered by PM.
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Old 02-22-2015, 10:09 PM
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Re: Accuracy problems SAKO TRG 42 338 Lapua

How did you get on with your trgs.
I love mine and have changed loads to the 285 amax pushed by 91 g of retumbo and fed 215m primers in lapua brass.
I have verified out to 600 on paper at 1/2moa with some elr testing to come.
Keen to hear other peoples experiences with this platform.
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Old 02-23-2015, 12:01 AM
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Re: Accuracy problems SAKO TRG 42 338 Lapua

I have fitted a suppressor and since that point the rifle shoots AMAZING. It is still picky about what bullets it likes, but the 250gr Lapua Scenar and the 285gr Amax are a dream. Half Moa and better up to 1000m . I can only say wow!!

I suppose the suppressor eliminates the barrel whip.

Happy happy happy
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Old 02-23-2015, 01:26 AM
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Re: Accuracy problems SAKO TRG 42 338 Lapua

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I have fitted a suppressor and since that point the rifle shoots AMAZING. It is still picky about what bullets it likes, but the 250gr Lapua Scenar and the 285gr Amax are a dream. Half Moa and better up to 1000m . I can only say wow!!

I suppose the suppressor eliminates the barrel whip.

Happy happy happy
i have suppressed mine as well as have the brake but dont enjoy it.
any chance of sharing your amax load as pretty interested to see what your doing as far as load data and accuracy are concerned.
pm me if dont want to post it publicly.
cheers Andy
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Old 02-23-2015, 03:12 AM
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Re: Accuracy problems SAKO TRG 42 338 Lapua

Really? I have been shooting mine since 2009 with a the factory brake and its a very accurate rifle. Recoil is very smooth, feels like a 308 to me.
250gr SMK
N165: 92.4gr
3.680 OAL
Lapua Brass: 2.714
Primer Federal 215
as per Sierra Manual

300gr SMK
IMR4350: 78.2gr
Lapua Brass: 2.714
Primer Federal 215
as per Sierra Manual

I did great with this in the beginning, I moved on since then but have you tried these at 100 to 300 Yards?
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