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Old 04-06-2009, 10:02 AM
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TRG-S 338 LM bottom metal Question

So If I were to replace the factory standard Sako TRG-S Stock.

The bottom metal is molded into the factory TRG-S stock so when purchasing a new or a replacement stock say a McMillan A5 - I would be required to get - NEW BOTTOM METAL ?

Bottom metal meaning ?
Not the box and magazine correct?

Can someone clear this up for me.

Also If I were to order a Mcmillan A5 for this replacement
What would be the perferred options for this stock when ordering?
Pillars installed etc??

Working with a Heavy Match - Lothar-Walther #7 contour barrel.

McMillan told me with this barrel the only stock that would work for me is the A5.

I can have the stock built to use the stock TRG-S Box and MAG well correct?

Thanks in adavance
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Old 04-06-2009, 10:15 PM
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Re: TRG-S 338 LM bottom metal Question

Yep and it'll co$t some $$$ ...

McMillan Stock - $$$ ouch ! $$$
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Old 02-10-2010, 12:41 AM
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Re: TRG-S 338 LM bottom metal Question

I'm under the impression that Serengeti made the original bottom metal, that both McMillan and Manners use for the bottom metal inlets on their stocks for the Sako M995 action.

The bottom metal was a one time product, and as such, is becoming quite rare and hard to come by.

Mr. Tom Manners took on a M995 T3 stock build for me. Recommend you contact Manners as well as McMillan to see what your options are for restocking your M995. Both either had the bottom metal, or had access to it, and needed to add 150 bucks to your stock build because of it.

By the way, Mr. Richard Near makes a nice base for that action, and Jard makes a trigger for it.

I believe your max mag working COAL for a repeater will be around 3.750 with the M995 magazines.

Good luck with your build.
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Old 02-10-2010, 12:49 AM
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Re: TRG-S 338 LM bottom metal Question

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Bottom metal meaning ?
"Bottom metal" would be the black item in the picture below. On the Sako M995 this is a plastic assembly that was molded into the stock. It is hard to remove, and not damage it and the original stock in the process.



This picture was borrowed from the Seekins Precision website. His detachable mag assemblies are very popular with LRH'ers due to their high quality and long working length COALs.
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Old 02-10-2010, 09:00 PM
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Re: TRG-S 338 LM bottom metal Question

I really appreciate all the good information and recommedations for sources of this equipment.
THANKS
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Old 02-14-2010, 11:21 AM
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Re: TRG-S 338 LM bottom metal Question

I still have a small collection of Bottom Metal that I purchased from Serrengtti. I handn't realized they stopped producing them. Certainly a welcome improvement on making the M995 a "real" rifle..but then the reason Sako created that original stock was to save $$$$$$$$$$$$..

USOPTICS also makes a rail for the M995 action. I have have installed many of them and they work well.
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Old 02-15-2010, 07:58 PM
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Re: TRG-S 338 LM bottom metal Question

For those who have never seen the bottom metal.

Here are some pictures:





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