As you might have seen from my previous post here, I am building a Finnish TKIV 85 Sniper rifle. Well, the Toro bedding block is having some problems and has been sitting in someone's shop or almost a year and half. On my way to building this, I actually acquired an additional stock that doesn't have the adjustable cheek piece. This was the "target" model but also saw service in the Finnish Army as a sniper rile. I had an additional Toro block, which attaches between the barrel and receiver and is the only part that touches the stock. I acquired a Finnish M28/76 from jwsubMOA here on the Hide at a bargain price because it had a couple of problems. I thought I would try a different method of attaching the Toro block to the barreled action than what was normally done. I bedded the Toro block into the stock so that everything was free floating except for the block itself. Since this wasn't going to be a clone, I went ahead and used a "Rock Solid" picatinnny rail scope mount. I mounted a vintage 10x56 Schmidt and Bender scope to complete "The Look". I used a Timney 3 lb fixed target trigger, which is OK, but I'm not sure is any better than the M28/76 trigger, and I may go back to a tuned original trigger. The barreled action is a stock M28/76 save for the TKIV bolt knob I put on. I loaded some rounds using Lapua brass, Lapua D166 .310 200g bullets, Federal Match Magnum primers, and Vhitavouri N140 powder. I couldn't be happier with the results. Best 5 shot group was around .5 moa, with another 5 shot group around .9 moa. I shot a 10 shot group with 7 shots in a ragged .7 moa group. I pulled the first and last shot which opened up the group. The 10x S&B is a nice scope but is 60 year old technology and a pretty severe handicap for old eyes. Next, I'm going to put a carbon fiber barrel shroud on it to see how it affects accuracy.
Toro bedding block
Toro bedding block