Since its introduction on the market in the now distant 1989, the Sako TRG has immediately become a classic for enthusiasts of military-derived precision rifles. Over the years the TRG has undergone numerous changes and improvements aimed at increasing its ergonomics and versatility.
At the Nuremberg fair the most recent model was exhibited. Identified with the suffix A1, it derives directly from the top model TRG M10 and includes both variants of the model: the TRG 22, chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor, .260 Winchester and .308 Winchester, and the TRG 42 chambered in .300 Winchester Magnum and .338 Lapua Magnum.
Sako TRG 22 and 42 A1: here what's new
The first element to benefit from a restyling is the folding stock, which was revised and modified since the one in the previous version turned out to be not very firm once in a fire position. In particular, the lower arm, hinged at the base of the pistol grip, is now more robust, avoiding the inconvenience.
The skeletonized stock blade has checkered areas for any type of grip, especially the backward one.
The long forend, which features a 12 o'clock Picatinny rail that extends up to the bolt handle ball, is M-Lock type and allows for the mounting of a wide range of accessories.
Also new is the middle chassis, made of aluminum to avoid teperature-caused dimensional changes during firing.
All metal parts have a phosphate finish that guarantees maximum resistance to corrosion while avoiding unwanted reflections.
Depending on the barrel length, the weight of the TRG 22 A1 ranges from 2.4 lbs to 2.6 lbs (from 5.3 to 5.7 kg), whereas for the 42 A1 model ranges from 2.4 lbs to 2.7 lbs (from 5.3 to 6 kg.)
Sako TRG 22 and 42 A1: technical data
|Type:||Sako TRG-22||Sako TRG-42|
|Caliber:||6,5 Creedmoor/.260 Rem./.308 Win.||.300 Win. Mag./.338 LM|
|Magazine capacity:||10 rounds||5 or 7 rounds|
|Barrel length:||20 - 26 in / 510 - 660 mm||20 - 27 in / 510 mm - 690 mm|
|Overall length:||1.000 mm / 1.153 mm||1.020 mm / 1.204 mm|
|Weight:||5,3 kg / 5,7 kg||5,3 kg / 6,0 kg|