POTD: Sweden's New Automatic Carbine 24

Automatkarbin 24 in Swedish, or Automatic carbine 24 translated into English, is one of the new firearms that will be used by the Swedish Army. Let’s start calling it Ak24 for short!

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New Sako TRG 62 A1 in .375 CheyTac

Building on the legacy of the renowned SAKO TRG 22 and TRG 42 sniper rifles, the Sako TRG 62 A1 is poised to set a new standard for Extreme Long Range Shooting in the weapons industry. Sako’s latest addition to the TRG family comes with enhanced impact, effectiveness, and precision, thanks to its powerful 9.5×77 caliber ( .375 CheyTac).

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AKs from Finland. Part 4: RK 95, The Last of the Clan

In part 1 of this article, I wrote about the early development history of Finnish AKs, part 2 was dedicated to RK 60 and RK 62, and Part 3 to less-known Finnish AK variants. In the final chapter, I want to talk about the last Finnish AK, RK 95.

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AKs from Finland. Part 3: Finnish AKs Go to Hollywood

In  part 1 of this article, I wrote about the early development history of Finnish AKs,  part 2 was dedicated to RK 60 and RK 62. In this article, I will talk about less-known Finnish AKs some of which became truly iconic in the most unexpected way.

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AKs from Finland. Part 2: Valmet RK 62, Advanced AK Designed 62 Years Ago

In Part 1 of this article, I wrote about the early development history of Finnish AKs and the m/58 prototype. In this article, I will delve into the history of the first mass-produced AK from Finland – Valmet RK 62. In recent years, I had a chance to visit Finland several times, train some reservists there, and meet a lot of amazing people in this country. Finns know and love their weapons, and RK 62, developed exactly 62 years ago remains to be the main weapon of the Finnish Defense Forces.

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AKs from Finland. Part 1: Development History

The small European country of Finland always had a great reputation when it comes to arms production. For collectors, Finnish-made Mosin-Nagants are some of the most desirable Mosin rifles, but there is another rifle design that the Finnish took to a whole other level. It is called RK 62, the Finnish AK.

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[SHOT Show 2024] NEW Sako 90: Lightweight Bolt Action Perfected

At SHOT Show 2024 Range Day, Hoplopfheil shot the new Sako 90 bolt action rifle. The 90 series rifles have a few improvements over the 85 series, including an adjustable trigger and two types of receiver for modern or classic optic mounting. As usual for Sako, the 90 will be available in multiple calibers, multiple action lengths, finishes, and furniture styles.

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New SAKO 90 Bolt Action Rifle Line

Finnish firearms manufacturer Sako have just released a new family of bolt action rifles called Sako 90 which is apparently the successor of the recently-discontinued Sako 85 line of rifles. The Sako 90 series will initially include seven models designed for different types of hunts and user preferences. Let’s take a closer look.

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Estonia Selects Sako M10 Sniper Rifle

The Estonian Defence Forces have selected their new 8.6mm (.338) precision rifle. Following the recent news of Finland and Sweden’s selection of a raft of Sako firearms, Estonia has signed agreements to procure the M10 as their new precision rifle.

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National Defence Training Association of Finland (MPK) Procures Sako's New Semi-Auto Rifle

Sako Ltd has signed a collaboration agreement with The National Defence Training Association of Finland (MPK), at the Sako factory in Riihimäki, Finland. Sako will supply semi-automatic firearms to the MPK for training purposes during 2024. The rifles will be chambered in  .223 Wylde so that both 5.56×45 and .223 Remington ammunition can be used. The total value of the procurement is 1.6 million Euros which also includes accessories and spare components.

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Finnish and Swedish Defence Forces to Acquire Joint Range Of Firearms From Sako

The Finnish and Swedish Defense Forces will purchase a range of various rifles from Sako Ltd. TFB reported about this almost two years ago, but it’s now official what the framework and the firearms will look like.

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Sako TRG M10 Precision Rifles for the Finnish Defence Forces

The Finnish Ministry of Defence announced that the Finnish Defence Forces will purchase Sako TRG M10 precision rifle systems, spare parts and sniper equipment in a deal worth 11 million euros. According to the Ministry of Defence, the multi-calibre TRG M10 precision rifle system can hit a variety of targets at ranges exceeding 1,400 metres.

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

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

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POTD: Finland's Assault Rifle RK 62M

The hungriest beast of them all on this blog is our Photo Of The Day. It consumes hundreds of images every month, and it has been doing so for over 8 years. In a series of articles, we’ll be going through some of the firearms used by the Finnish Army. We’re going to begin with their Assault Rifle RK 62M.

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SAKO TRG M10 Rifle Announced Winner of Canada's MCSW Program

The Finnish firearms manufacturer Sako has just announced that their SAKO TRG M10 rifle has been selected as the new Canadian Multi-Calibre Sniper Weapon (MCSW). The purpose of the MCSW program was to replace the current .338 Lapua Magnum C14 Rifle (introduced in 2005), with a rifle that would be capable of swapping between the more expensive .338 Lapua Magnum cartridge and the less expensive standard 7.62mm NATO cartridge. Sako will now begin the process of delivering the TRG M10 rifles to the Canadian Department of National Defense’s Army.

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