Hi, Guys, I'm new here even though I've been lurking for awhile. [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]
I have a TRG-S 7mm rem. mag. & I thought the same thing when I first got it. I opted for the lighter .cal because I don't want to develop a flinch from shooting that monster .300 mag. or the .338 lapua. My .223 varmint has a match heavy barrel & in comparison, the TRG-S barrel is rather light, but it shoots well & very accurate.
I have Two Sako's.
#75 varmint .223\8-32x40 Bushnell 4200 elite
TRG-S 7mm.rem.mag.\4.5-14x40AO Leupold tactical
This is my first post, so please be gentile [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
I ordered a Sako TRG-S in .338 Lapua to try something new, and while I really like the action, it does seem a little narrow to me for such a large diameter cartridge (it's 1.28" side-to-side over the shank). The barrel is 1.15" at the shank and 0.62" at the muzzle---very lightweight. The stock doesn't feel like it weighs anything, however I really like its fit and feel (except the recoil pad, which won't help damp recoil much). Overall, I really like the rifle except the ridicously light barrel. However, it makes me wonder where the rifle's 8 1/8 pounds come from? Is the action made of depleted uranium or is there lead in the stock's forearm? I'd take the stock off to see, but I'm feeling lazy. [img]images/icons/rolleyes.gif[/img]
I'll probably break in the barrel this weekend, altough I can't shake the feeling that the tiny little action and barrel are going to explode when I pull the trigger! [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
I'll give you a $100 for it before it does explode! [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
But in case you turn down my offer, don't sweat it! Everything will be fine as long as you have a brake on that lightweight beast. Have basically the same setup.
Sako75, glad to hear that someone has had a good experience with the TRG-S! I must admit, the 7mm mag is much more pleasant in a light rifle. It took a long time to displine myself to shoot my then wildcat .338-378 Wby well (no brake). I'm moving over to the .338 Lapua because of it's 15% (more or less) reduction in powder capacity from the .338-378. Of course, I'm going to a 15% lighter rifle, so the recoil will still be the same [img]images/icons/shocked.gif[/img]
Chris, how much would you give me *after* it explodes---that would make a cool addition to any collection [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
"The reasonable man adapts himself to the world. The unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man." -George Bernard Shaw
Guys, please give me some idea of the felt recoil of the TRG-S in 338LM as compare to 30-06 or 7Rem Mag. With and without brake, if possible. I am thinking of getting one for quite a while now but the things I heard about the felt recoil has put me off. Thanks for your input.