Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Equipment Discussions


Reply

TRG-S, or where's the beef?

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-28-2003, 03:12 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: PA
Posts: 4
Re: TRG-S, or where\'s the beef?

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
=
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-29-2003, 12:19 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Texas
Posts: 6
TRG-S, or where\'s the beef?

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]

Cheers,
DSPguy
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-29-2003, 08:33 AM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Urich, MO
Posts: 838
Re: TRG-S, or where\'s the beef?

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.
__________________
Chris Matthews
www.longshotriflesllc.com
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-29-2003, 01:08 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Texas
Posts: 6
Re: TRG-S, or where\'s the beef?

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
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-31-2003, 02:57 PM
 
Posts: n/a
Re: TRG-S, or where\'s the beef?

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.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-31-2003, 03:58 PM
PUBLISHER
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 5,909
Re: TRG-S, or where\'s the beef?

Nik

I would have to know the following for each of the 3 rifles:

wt of rifle with scope
powder weight
bullet weight
muzzle velocity

Given those facts I can use a formula to calc the answer.
__________________


Long Range Rifles, LLC - Ready To Ship

Components and assembly by LRH Sponsors
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-31-2003, 05:41 PM
Writers Guild
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Posts: 1,459
Re: TRG-S, or where\'s the beef?

Compared to an '06 (165gr bullet) in 9lb rifles, the lapua launching 300grMk is going to have three times the recoil. Gonna hurt...in the same class as the 458Win mag.

Get a brake!!!Add lots of weight!!!

The Sako TRG-S line can be extremely accurate. The 338 Lapua is typically geared for the 250gr match bullets at 2900fps. A bit "small" in my opinion to really get the 300gr MK to work at long range.

Nice rifle...

Jerry
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads for: TRG-S, or where's the beef?
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Venison vs. Beef: The controversy ends royinidaho Humor 1 01-28-2011 10:45 AM
Venison Corned Beef, Reuben 450 marlin Cooks' Corner 8 02-15-2009 08:19 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:21 PM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC