Sako (Suojeluskuntain Ase- ja Konepaja Oy) is rifle and ammunition manufacturer located in Riihimäki, Finland. It was founded in 1921, after the rifle repair workshop, opened in former Helsinki brewery, became independent of the civil guard. The workshop grew into a weapons factory, which produced hunting rifles as well as cartridges and moved its headquarters from Helsinki to Riihimäki. The first civilian rifle bearing the name Sako, was the L42, prototyped in 1942 and commercially manufactured a few years later.
After the World War II, domestic hunting culture thrived and Sako invested in development of hunting rifles. Due to this investment, domestic sales increased along with export to the USA and the rest of the world. In the 1980s, Sako merged with another firearm manufacturer, Tikkakoski and gained a valuable rifle line called Tikka. The production of military and law enforcement weapons started when Finnish defence forces ordered assault rifles and cartridges from Sako.
The company has changed multiple owners since 1921, but has ultimately been sold to Italian Beretta Holding in 2000. In 2006, Sako celebrated its 85th anniversary by launching a new hunting rifle family, Sako 85. In 2020, Sako introduced S20, the first truly hybrid rifle, designed for both; hunters and tactical shooters. Another novelty presented by Sako in 2020 was a brand new, lead-free Sako Powerhead bullet.
Sako TRG is one of the global icons in the precision shooting world. It has been in production for a long time already, serving as a crown jewel for the company. Sako has produced TRG-21 and TRG-41 from 1989 to 1999 and then replaced them with TRG-22 and TRG-42, which are still being produced. They added A1 and M10 models to their inventory in the 21st century.
In 2011 Sako unveiled TRG M10, which is a special highly adjustable line of TRGs, that do not share their receiver and other technical features with the rest of the TRG line. It was described as "military and law enforcement only" when it was first introduced. The magazines are detachable and the rifle is chambered for .308 Win, .300 Win Mag and .338 Lapua Mag. Bolts, magazines and barrels can all be changed to adapt to various circumstances.
It has a steel receiver with a Picatinny rail at the top for scopes and another Picatinny rail at the bottom, set for installation of a bipod. The barrel is offered in various lengths, ranging from 17in to 27in. It also has side-foldable and fully adjustable buttstock. All adjustments of the buttstock can be done quickly without the use of any tools, while the stock can be securely locked down only by using the tools that come inside the weapon. The stock is designed for both, right and left-handed shooters.
Any mounts fit for Picatinny rail will work with this rifle, but because this is a tactical rifle, it would be appropriate to also have a tactical repeatable monoblock mount, such as Spuhr QD.
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