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Old 09-06-2013, 11:09 AM
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Re: Savage 111 or Tikka T3

If that is the case, then I think that you would be very happy with the Tikka. All I have done to my Tikka is change the stock out for a Bell and Carlson. I just like the feel a little better than the factory stock. But with the factory stock and the addition of a Limbsaver recoil pad my rifle shot very well. And I love that it is so light and easy to pack around in the woods. Good luck with your decision.
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Old 09-06-2013, 11:18 AM
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Re: Savage 111 or Tikka T3

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If that is the case, then I think that you would be very happy with the Tikka. All I have done to my Tikka is change the stock out for a Bell and Carlson. I just like the feel a little better than the factory stock. But with the factory stock and the addition of a Limbsaver recoil pad my rifle shot very well. And I love that it is so light and easy to pack around in the woods. Good luck with your decision.
did the limbsaver change the point your scope was mounted?
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Old 09-06-2013, 11:23 AM
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Re: Savage 111 or Tikka T3

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that is a tough call as right now I am simply looking for off the wall accuracy around 1 moa and dont think I will ever tinker or customize but who knows haha
No matter what you go with the overall truth, which is the quality between Tikka and Savage . Yes you can find parts for Savage easily, almost like the 700's..Stock out of the box Tikka will OUT PERFORM as a hunting rifle against ant Tactical Savage.. The comparison here is huge, Savage is just a very low quality rifle. No matter how much you tweak the hardware and upgrade, hand load to the best powder and powder charge for the caliber, Determine seating depth etc. It is not a smooth shooting Rig. I shoot a TRG 42 338 Lapua Magnum, My brother went with the Savage 110 338 because it was cheaper in price. He has tweaked the living crap out of that Rig and cannot even keep up with me.. The point I am trying to make without knocking Savage is simply the quality of Tikka/Sako is far superior. No competition..
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Old 09-06-2013, 11:26 AM
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Re: Savage 111 or Tikka T3

I am not sure about that. I mounted the limbsaver before I mounted and sighted in the scope. It does change how the rifle shoulders a little. The limbsaver is a little different angle than the factory recoil pad. If you do decide to go with the Tikka let me know. I still have the limbsaver pad for the factory stock and I no longer have a need for it.

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Old 09-06-2013, 11:45 AM
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Re: Savage 111 or Tikka T3

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No matter what you go with the overall truth, which is the quality between Tikka and Savage . Yes you can find parts for Savage easily, almost like the 700's..Stock out of the box Tikka will OUT PERFORM as a hunting rifle against ant Tactical Savage.. The comparison here is huge, Savage is just a very low quality rifle. No matter how much you tweak the hardware and upgrade, hand load to the best powder and powder charge for the caliber, Determine seating depth etc. It is not a smooth shooting Rig. I shoot a TRG 42 338 Lapua Magnum, My brother went with the Savage 110 338 because it was cheaper in price. He has tweaked the living crap out of that Rig and cannot even keep up with me.. The point I am trying to make without knocking Savage is simply the quality of Tikka/Sako is far superior. No competition..
Isnt a TRG a SAKO which is higher end than a Tikka...so can you really compare those?
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Old 09-06-2013, 11:58 AM
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Re: Savage 111 or Tikka T3

TRG is made by Sako. Excellent quality and very accurate rig.

Tikka is the cheaper versions of rifles made by the same parent company. As I understand they have use the same bolts, actions, and barrels.
Berretta imports them into the US.

There is a lot of people who like shooting Tikkas and there are lots of replacement parts and items that can be bought and installed or replaced on Tikka rifles. There are even web forums dedicated to people who shoot Tikka rifles. TikkaShooters.com is one that I know of off the top of my head.

I have a hunting rifle in each (Tikka and Sako) and think that they are excellent choices for out of the box accuracy and the fit and finish is top notch.
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Old 09-06-2013, 04:44 PM
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Re: Savage 111 or Tikka T3

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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)..
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