POTD: SIG Sauer SSG 3000 and SAKO TRG-22

    Picture Of The Day – Today we look at some really accurate rifles chambered in .308 Winchester.

    First, we have the German:

    SIG Sauer SSG 3000

    The SIG Sauer SSG 3000, where SSG is short for ScharfSchützenGewehr 3000, is magazine fed with a bolt-action. Production started in 1992 and still goes on. The design may feel a little bit old, but the quality and precision are very high, and it is used both within Law Enforcement and Sports Target shooting. There are two barrel lengths, 46 or 60 cm (18 or 23.5 inches). (Source)


    Then we have the Finnish:

    SAKO TRG-22

    The TRG 22 in .308 Win rifle can handle a multitude of accuracy tasks and is a thoroughbred 300 m ISSF standard competition rifle – and a CISM competition winner.

    The TRG 22 serves the governments of several nations as their primary sniper rifle. Configurations include either a black stock with a blued receiver and barrel, a stealth black stock with a phosphatized action and barrel or a green stock with phosphatized action and barrel – all come with a black bolt.

    The solid vault-like action is cold hammer-forged from special steel alloy. Integral 17 mm axial scope mounting rails have integral recoil stop-slots on the top of the receiver. The sturdy bolt with three locking lugs feeds rounds flawlessly from the centerline of a detachable staggered 2-row magazine. It has a reliable feed for various ammunition types. The bolt lift is at a 60° angle for fast bolt throw.

    You can also check Wikipedia’s information on the TRG-22.

    The picture comes from Vogt Waffen, Switzerland.

    Which one would be your choice over the other, and why?