If you have not done so, be sure to read our detailed full review of the Sako TRG-42 in 338 Lapua.
The Sako TRG-21 was designed by Sako to be the most accurate rifle you can buy. While it would be a pain in the neck to try and prove this, I would have to say that it is definitely in the running among the best sniper rifles in the world. The rifle is commonly seen in long range competition where it has done very well. The TRG-41 is chambered in the outstanding high power .338 Lapua, which effectively extends the range of the rifle out beyond 1100 meters. (In the right hands, the range can approach a mile)
In 1999 the TRG-21/41 was replaced by the new TRG-22 and TRG-42. These rifles have a new stock design that has a little better contour. They also have some other minor changes and improvements, helping to further refine this excellent rifle.
- Aluminum base stock attached with polyurethane forestock.
- Polyurethane buttstock with aluminum skeleton.
- Fully adjustable cheek piece (height, windage and pitch).
- Fully adjustable buttplate (distance, angle, height and pitch).
- Advanced stock design for right and left handed shooters.
- Detachable centre-fed box magazine.
- Independently removable trigger assembly and trigger guard.
- Double-stage trigger pull adjustable from 1 to 2.5 kg (2 to 5 lbs.). Also adjustable in length and vertical or horizontal pitch.
- Silent safety catch inside the trigger guard.
- Safety locks the trigger mechanism and the bolt in closed position with firing pin blocked from the primer.
- Long action only.
- Three massive locking lugs, 60 degree bolt lift.
- Receiver fastened by three fastening screws.
- Without open sights, auxiliary folding peep sights for emergency use.
- Integral 17 mm dovetail on the top of the receiver for optical day and night sights.
- Heavy free-floating hammer-forged barrel; deeply blued. Available also in stainless steel.
- Extra accessories include, e.g., muzzle brake/flash-hider, silencer (.308 Winchester), foldable bipod, match sight mounting set, night sight adapter, different slings and swivels, cleaning sets, heavy-duty transit case.