Cadex r7 vs Sako TRG 42

Discussion in 'Extreme Long Range Hunting & Shooting (ELR)' started by Canhunter35, Feb 4, 2018.

  1. Canhunter35

    Canhunter35 Well-Known Member

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    I’ve gotten very consistent at shooting my 308 and 6.5 out to 1k on targets.
    Looking to push the distance to one mile and down range energy.
    Considering purchasing a lr magnum and was looking at the Sako TRG: http://www.sako.fi/rifles/sako-trg/trg-42
    And the cadex r7 shepherd:
    https://www.cadexdefence.com/products/cdx-precision-rifles/cdx-r7-sheepdog-shepherd/
    For sake of comparison let’s assume both would be in 338lm. Although if I went with the cadex I’d probably get the 300norma mag.
    What’s everyone’s thoughts and should I be looking at different options?
     
  2. Milepost

    Milepost Well-Known Member

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    I would go with the Sako. It's a proven and accurate platform and will hold it's value over time. It's not cheap, but there is nothing out there that cost any less for a real military grade sniper/ target rifle. The Sako is also a bit lighter at around 12 lbs. So it is still a viable option to use as a long range elk gun.

    BTW-KRG makes the kick --- Whisky gen 6 folding chassis for the TRG 42 which will also allow you to use the CIP length AI magazines and and it weighs only 4.1 lbs!

    Nothing wrong with Cadex Defense but it's the new kid on the block, costs more and has yet to prove itself. It is couple lbs heavier then the Sako and that awesome looking aluminum chassis sucks the heat out of your hands on cold days.

    One more thing... You can get a Sako right now! The Cadex can take many months before you get one.
     
  3. Canhunter35

    Canhunter35 Well-Known Member

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    The cadex has a stock...that’s why I’m comparing them, it’s about $300 cheaper than the sako. I don’t really want a chassis because of weight and cold as you mentioned.
     
  4. Milepost

    Milepost Well-Known Member

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    I see... You are looking at the Strike Nuke chassis version and not the version using the light competition.

    Still it weighs a bit more but that shouldn't really be a problem unless you hunt in Idaho with a 16 lb. limit.

    There are a couple advantages to the Cadex. The muzzle brake is much more effective and since it shares many Rem 700 features some things like aftermarket triggers and rebarrels will be much easier and cheaper to accomplish.

    I think the main issue will be actually getting one under six months. I looked into buying one of these but decided to go the AI route instead.
     
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