The Finnish firearms manufacturer Sako announced this week (Monday) 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. The start of the supply of the rifles is immediate.
The Sako TRG M10 bolt-action sniper rifle is a multiple caliber, manually operated, and magazine-fed system. Its fully adjustable stock and interchangeable barrel/bolt system, among other features, make it a multi-functional system in a single weapon, suitable for any operational situation. The rifle includes ambidextrous controls and tactile indicators for different calibres. Furthermore, its action frame and barrels are cold hammer-forged from special alloyed steel for extra rigidity.