Brand new to the sako family

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  1. Jody eastin

    Jody eastin Member

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    New here just got a m955 in 7mm rem for up coming elk hunting trip never owned a Sako and now know what I have been missing out on for years

     
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    I've owned several of the TRGs/Model 995 rifles and they have all been very accurate.
     
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    Welcome Jody and congratulations for your new acquisition!

    TRG-S M995 in 7mm RM is a great rifle for long range hunting - add a good bipod, Sako Opti-Lock mounts & quality glass and you're good to go.
    Good bullet choices would be 150 gr Swift Scirocco and 139 grain Barnes LRX, among others.
    The M995 action will handle cartridges up to 3.74" COAL and your rifle should have a 24.5" barrel with 1:9.5" twist, so using newer VLD hunting bullets is an option as well.

    Here's a link to the M995 user manual in case you don't have one yet:

    https://www.sako.fi/sites/default/files/SakoTRG-S_0.pdf
     
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    stonecreek SCC Secretary Forum Owner SCC Board Member

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    The magazine used in the TRGs/M995 for the 7mm mag through the .375 H&H is only about 3.65" in length. Those made for the .30-378 WBY or other extra long cartridges may be about a tenth of an inch longer. Regardless, with a case length of only 2.50 inches, you can set a bullet out a long way (usually as long as the lands will allow) in a 7mm Mag TRGs.
     
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    Would you happen to know the twist rate
     
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    Stonecreek, I have to respectfully disagree on the measurements:

    Inside of the magazine measures ~ 3.74"
    Follower measures ~ 3.68"

    I own a couple of these rifles as well and in my experience 3.74" (95 mm) COAL will feed and function (as long as the cartridge will chamber of course).

    Photos are of a 95-2 marked magazine, which are the type that comes with M995 rifles chambered for cartridges that are based on the .375 H&H , including 7mm Remington Magnum.


    Jody,

    barrel twist for 7mm RM M995 is 1:9.5"
     
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