The Finnish company Sako, a small arms manufacturer, announced that it won an €11 million tender of the Finnish Ministry of Defense to supply its bolt-action sniper rifles to the Finnish army. As part of this agreement, the company will supply the Finnish army with Sako TRG M10 rifles, spare parts and sniper equipment. According to the manufacturing company, this bolt-action sniper rifle can hit a variety of targets at ranges exceeding 1,400 meters using 8.6×70 mm caliber ammunition. It should be noted that the Sako TRG M10 sniper rifle is already in use by the Canadian and Polish armies.
The TRG M10 is a bolt-action sniper rifle that is available in multiple calibers, manually operated and shoulder-fired, as well as magazine-fed. It has a high-capacity magazine and fully adjustable stock that make it a multi-functional system in a single weapon, suitable for many different circumstances. A high level of configurability make the TRG M10 an extremely versatile platform: it easily converts from a true long-range precision rifle to a more compact piece of equipment. Identification of modular components for different calibers can be done visually or from tactile indicators placed on each critical component.
The TRG M10 is designed to meet individual demands, and adjusts to each shooter’s personal style, build and posture. The aluminium re-inforced composite stocks are available in two colour options: black or green. The stock is designed for both right and left handed shooters. The rear stock is adjustable in height and cast off/on, and features cheekpiece which can be adjusted laterally and with spacers also vertically. The butt plate is adjustable for distance and angle trough the use of spacers and is also infinitely adjustable in height and pitch. The fore-stock features integral slot for fast mounting/dismounting of TRG adjustable steel bipod.
The bolt is black in all Sako TRG configurations. 3-locking lug bolt, with 60 degree opening angle for fast bolt throw.The 2013 TRG update also introduced a new trigger mechanism for the TRG M10 model. This new mechanism ensures improved safety measures in case the rifle is accidentally dropped. It also features a new safety lever, which is ergonomically positioned and designed to make it faster and more convenient to use. The TRG bolt handle attachment has been improved to withstand even the roughest handling. The reliable Sako TRG magazines are detachable, center-feeding 2-row staggered and feature buttons on both sides providing better grip and easy & fast detaching.