POTD: The Finnish 8.6 Sniper Rifle 2000 (Sako TRG-42)

    Sako TRG-42 sniper rifle
    TFB has been running our Photo Of The Day for years, with growing archives of interesting firearm and soldier pictures. This is the fourth in a series of articles TFB is doing on some of the firearms used by the Finnish Army. Today we’re looking at the 8.6 SNIPER RIFLE 2000 which is of course chambered in .338 Lapua Magnum (8.6 x 70 mm). Most people probably know it better as the Sako TRG-42 sniper rifle.
    Sako TRG-42 sniper rifle


    Here is what the Finnish Army has to say about their sniper rifle:

    Sniper Rifle 2000 is a single-shot rifle with magazine. This rifle manufactured by the Finnish company Sako is used against persons, vehicles, weapon systems, and command and control systems.

    Below you can see the basic technical specifications and performance:

    Calibre: .338 Lapua Magnum (8.6 x 70 mm)
    Length: 120 cm
    Weight: Weapon without magazine 7 kg
    Rate of fire: 8-10 aimed shots per minute
    Effective range: 1300 m
    Equipment: Five-round magazine, Zeiss Diavari V 3-12 x 56T sight, adjustable cheek piece and buttplate
    Country of manufacture: Finland

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    Here are some examples on the subject of Finland and sniper rifles: Sako TRG 22 “Finland 100” Limited Edition Sniper Rifle, The Evolution of Finnish Snipers and last but certainly not least Simo Häyhä – “White Death” Sniper Painted on a Truck.

    Source for images and captions: Puolustusvoimat / The Finnish Defence Forces.