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How good are the Tikka rifles?

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Unread 01-21-2010, 11:02 AM
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Re: How good are the Tikka rifles?

If you go with the tikka get the 300 wsm instead of the 300 winchester. It performs better in that particular rifle.
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Unread 01-21-2010, 03:01 PM
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Re: How good are the Tikka rifles?

I own both Tikka and Remington rifles and really like them both. both rifles are excellent rifles. My T3 laminate in 300wsm is a sporter configuration and shoots very well with handloads and certain factory ammo. My remington XCR LRT is an absolute tack driver (308 win). What I do like about Remington is the overwhelming aftermarket support for these actions. The Tikka, well lets just say stuff is limited. Stocks are available from some manufacturers such as Robertson Composites.
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Unread 01-21-2010, 09:25 PM
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Re: How good are the Tikka rifles?

Thanks for the help on this you guys. The Tikka looks like a nice rifle, but he is going with the XCR.
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Unread 01-23-2010, 06:37 PM
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Re: How good are the Tikka rifles?

Between Tikka and Remington I would take the Tikka hands down. Everything I have put through my T3 243 shoots under 1" at 100 yards. I have not found a smoother handling gun. I like it so much I will be buying another in 30-06 or 300wsm soon. I do not know where guys get the idea that the stock is crap on the Tikka T3. You should not have any problems unless you are hitting it with a hammer? Yes mags are expensive but you only need one and it is fast and easy to reload. I have owned many makes and models over the years and the T3 is the nicest rifle I have ever owned.
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Unread 01-24-2010, 06:10 PM
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Re: How good are the Tikka rifles?

I've had a 22-250 tikka 590 for 12 years and use it as my main gun, with a 50mm 3-9 lup' scope. With most off the shelf 55gn it does better than 1/2 " groups. Very smooth to use. The only problem I have had so far is that the barrel channel was too small and our wet weather would make it touch at one point. That rectified its been very reliable. I've got a pall with one 8 years older and its just as good.
From what I've seen the T3 is not as well put together as the design has been "rationalized"; i.e. made cheaper and sold for the same price.
Never owned a Rem, used them but not impressed compared with the Finnish products.
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Unread 01-31-2010, 10:32 AM
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Re: How good are the Tikka rifles?

I have a t3 lite in 270 win. It is a great shooter. The first two shots are ALWAYS touching, the 3rd is a hair out opening the group to 1/2".

A good friend owns one is 270 WSM - it is a lites out shooter too.

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Unread 02-06-2010, 12:48 AM
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Re: How good are the Tikka rifles?

my 300 wsm does exactly the same thing, First two make on oblong hole and the third goes a .25" right and .25 high.
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