Don’t really have time to do a full and extensive rifle review of the Sako TRG-22 rifle featured on last night’s episode of Top Shot, but I wanted to at least leave my readers with some easily accessible information if they were curious.
Sako actually makes 2 configurations of this rifle, the TRG-42, and TRG-22. The 42 is a long action rifle made in .300 Winchester Magnum and .338 Lapua while the TRG-22 comes in the classic .308 Winchester and is used by many nations (not sure which just going by the product page) as their primary sniper rifle. Sako rifles are made and designed in FINLAND of all places but have an outstanding reputation for workmanship and quality in both hunting and accuracy circles everywhere.
There’s been some speculation that the rifle used in the episode was one of the larger versions, but I’m convinced the rifle used on last night’s episode where Mike Hughes eliminated Phil Morden was the .308 due to the minimal perceived recoil and the size of the rounds and the box magazine, not to mention the length of the bolt throw. SUPER accurate rifle, and looks like a pleasure to shoot.