Originally Posted by Bigeclipse
Isnt a TRG a SAKO which is higher end than a Tikka...so can you really compare those?
Yes the Sako TRG is a complete system. , but the Tikka is not the cheaper version. It is made just like the Sako's. Chrome molly barrel, vaulted action etc., The only thing that makes a difference is the stock and a muzzle brake.. A simple fix, either have it bedded or install a aluminum bedded stock (H&S or Bell & Carlson). They even have a tactical version, shoots lights out. To answer your question one would look at what it takes for a Rifle to be called higher end.. Tikka is a higher end rifle, don't be fooled by the price, with very minor tweaking and in the hands of an average shooter it can perform as good as a TRG.. Down the road you would need to change the barrel once the original is shot out THAT's IT.. Could you say that about Savage? People buy it and have the action worked on and even change the barrel right away. You have to use a certain type of brass or else it makes the bolt stick from fire forming.. I have never had these problems in my Tikka, even when I jam the bullet and use the max powder charge.. One more example: Compare the Sako TRG to AI the TRG is half the price but shoots as good if not better than the AI (from personal experience)..