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sako trg-42 338 lapua vs McMillan MCRT .338 Lapua Tactical

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Unread 07-15-2009, 06:51 PM
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Re: sako trg-42 338 lapua vs McMillan MCRT .338 Lapua Tactical

I've got the TR-42 Older and the Newer one for the 300 grain, and i can tell you first hand it kicks Butt, highly accurate both of them. Dime size groups at a 100 yrds with Hornady factory loads and my own are Lapua brass with 88.5 grains of Accurate's mag-pro and Seirra's 250grain bullets.
The Only drawback is the price of all the crap nickle and dime-ing you to death the muzzle brake,the bipod ( which is great bi-pod),the picanny rail syatem,mags BLA BLA BLA.But it is a greaaaaat shooting gun adjustable trigger (EASY ADJUSTMENT) and smooth. As for the McMillon i know they build state of the art guns their barrels need some attention. It's not a Kreiger but their stocks are the best, their is (NOT LITE THOUGH) so you might have to suck it up if you don't have some meat on your bones...H&S Precision also makes a awesome gun.I have one of them also,shoot's dimes also. little more kick than the TRG though but it s a lot lighter.Noe for the Barrett im waiting for miner to come in to do the T&E on it. I was shooting up at Camp McKoY WIS, and the head cheese in charge was kicking our butts at the competition. Of coarse i didnt have my TRG their also which didnt help,,,OH WELL Next time i wont bring a pea shooter (223) to a real match with the big boys...The Barrett is light & very accurate and has a great muzzle brake that works 100% and it is around $4300.00 from Schryver Gun Sales - Forreston, Illinois if you are looking for a dealer...WOW, i guess i can type .....JDLOTTO
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Unread 07-15-2009, 09:45 PM
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Re: sako trg-42 338 lapua vs McMillan MCRT .338 Lapua Tactical

A friend of mine just picked this up. It is an Accuracy International 338 Lapua Magnum 1-11 twist fitted with a Nightforce 5.5x22x56mm scope.

We are just in the process of starting to reload for it. He is planing to shoot 250gr HPBT Match Sierra's Retumbo powder & 215F Match primers. Lapua brass will be used also. Looking for a starting point from Lapua shooters here.

This is not my personal cup of tea, but my buddy sure has a chub for it. What do you guys think? :eek:
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Unread 07-16-2009, 09:45 AM
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Re: sako trg-42 338 lapua vs McMillan MCRT .338 Lapua Tactical

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Barnard makes a great action, but I am not sure how you figure only $2500, but would like to hear.

The large Barnard with trigger is $1300 from MT.

McM A5 is $600 or more, Masten stock starts at $850 unfinished

Joel Russo has an A5L (large for larger actions) that will finish, pillared and clear coat at $850 or more depending on options.

Any stock finished, bedded etc will be absolute minimum of about $850-1000 or more depending and could run a lot more than that.

my recent (last 30 days) Bartlein 338 barrel was $565 fluted so drop $125 if non fluted.

Try the new Holland radial brake, beats anything I have seen. $100

that puts pure components at $2500 and no smithing (chambering, bedding, muzzle brake etc). No bottom metal included, single shot only which is fine. I prefer that in the big ones.

My experience is you had better add another $1000 to that $2500 unless you are doing all your own smithing.

However, at the end of the day you sure have a better rig IMO also.


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