Sako TRGS (m995) 300wm

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by soren, Mar 25, 2008.

  1. soren

    soren Well-Known Member

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    Sako TRGS (m995) 300wm. Has anyone here used this particular action for a build-up? I know there aren't alot of choices in stocks.
     
  2. WAMBO

    WAMBO Well-Known Member

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    I've had 2 of the TRG-S's in 338 LM.
    One is now a 30/338 LM Imp. with a 31" Lilja barrel bedded in a McMillan A5 and the other one is going to become a custom 338 LM with an ABS/Rock barrel in a Manners T4 stock.
    I like the action and think it's good for a custom build.
    Wayne aka WAMBO
     

  3. LRHWAL

    LRHWAL Well-Known Member

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    Sorry - double post!
     
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    I bought a M995 action in the factory stock and put a 26" Shilen #5 1-10" barrel on it. Chambered it for .300WM. It shot pretty well, but I struggled with the tupperware stock if I didn't rest it really far back under the receiver. I eventually opened the barrel channel up waaaaay wide and it was better.

    Eventually I bought a McM A5 and pillar bedded it. Nice stock. You may try Joel Russo for a laminate alternative if the weight doesn't bother you. He can inlet off the standard stock I understand.

    You are right - no choices and expensive if you want aftermarket bits and pieces. The picatinny rail for example is from Near MFG - really great product - but I wasn't spoilt for choice there either.

    I did nothing special to the action (didn't true anything), or trigger. The barrel is not the greatest - it fouls quickly and has a patch that then feels quite "tight", but despite that it's pretty much an honest 1/2 to 3/4 moa rifle. It's done a few in the 0.3's, but that's not a realistic reflection at all. I like it.

    I haven't weighed it, but I think the action alone is pretty heavy - as is my finished rifle. If you are happy with that and the limited choices for stocks etc. I would be happy to do it all again.
     
  5. LRHWAL

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    I should have added that I'm not really a fan of the recoil lug set-up and would have preferred a "proper" lug between receiver and barrel. I didn't feel like pulling off the barrel to change it, so I left the "factory" system, but will likely change it if I rebarrel.

    I do know some people screw on lugs. There was a post somewhere here a few years back. The search feature may help you out there (not sure if it stills goes that far back since the new site).

    If WAMBO's big guns are working okay with the factory set-up I'm probably unnecessarily concerned about it - but I didn't like the idea.

    Good luck with it.
     
  6. WAMBO

    WAMBO Well-Known Member

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    I agree about the factory recoil lug set up, I think it's inadequate, mine are built with a Rem 700 style recoil lug.
    Wayne aka WAMBO
     
  7. soren

    soren Well-Known Member

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    Who built your rifles?
     
  8. WAMBO

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    The 30/338 LM Imp was built by AR Tactical and the 338 LM is being built by Kirby at APS.
     
  9. LRHWAL

    LRHWAL Well-Known Member

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    I'm in South Africa, so Wambo's 'smiffs will be of more interest to you! :)
     
  10. soren

    soren Well-Known Member

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    Were you able to use the factory box magazine with the McMillan A5 stock?
     
  11. WAMBO

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    Yes, McMillan will sell you the bottom metal that will allow you to use the factory magazine.
    If you pm your email address I'll send you some pics if you would like them.
    Wayne aka WAMBO
     
  12. uncle_motorhead

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    Anyone have an extra factory TRGS stock they can part with?
     
  13. Rymart

    Rymart Well-Known Member

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    Here's mine:

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    (pre-brake)

    The original rifle was a 338LM (and is still a 338LM). I did the following to it:

    - Added a McMillan A-5 stock with bottom metal provided by McMillan (at the time the bottom metal was $150)
    - After market recoil lug added (GAP)
    - Pillar Bedded (GAP)
    - Bartlein barrel (10 twist)(GAP)
    - DE Brake
    - US Optics 20 MOA base (drilled and tapped for it)(GAP)