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Savage 12 FV vs. Tikka T3 Lite 308

 
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Old 09-08-2008, 08:19 PM
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Savage 12 FV vs. Tikka T3 Lite 308

I've narrowed my next gun to these 2 rifles. What do you think?
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Old 09-08-2008, 08:38 PM
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Re: Savage 12 FV vs. Tikka T3 Lite 308

What specifically are you going to be using the rifle for? Any long range shooting? Hiking a lot?
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Old 09-08-2008, 08:43 PM
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Re: Savage 12 FV vs. Tikka T3 Lite 308

The T3 is a good way to go have 2 tikka and both shoot great...
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Old 09-10-2008, 12:57 PM
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Re: Savage 12 FV vs. Tikka T3 Lite 308

I have a Savage 12FV, and could not be any more pleased. Mine is factory stock except I bedded the action and opened the forend up some. It shoots less than half MOA with 110gr V-Maxes or 168gr Berger VLDs put to 600yards. I have not found a bullet yet that shoots worse than .75MOA. I should have a Stockade stock for it by the end of October.

I'm sold on the Savages for factory guns. Unless I was having a custom built by a good gunsmith then I would pick the Savage over any other.

My next rifle is going to be a Savage I build. Stockade stock, Target action, barrel/caliber to be determined.
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Re: Savage 12 FV vs. Tikka T3 Lite 308

Both Savages and Tikkas have good reputations for being accurate. I like the smooth action on the Tikka better. I also like Tikka's trigger's better.

However, the savage you list has a heavier barrel. So if you are shooting a lot in a short time, the savage won't heat up as fast and therefore last longer. If you where to move up to the Tikka T3 varmint to get a heavier barrel you'd have to pay 200-300 more. Plus, Savages are made in the US.

I have the Tikka .308 varmint and love it. It shoots reeeeealaaallllly well with the right load.
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Old 09-10-2008, 02:03 PM
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Re: Savage 12 FV vs. Tikka T3 Lite 308

Probably Mule deer will be the largest thing I would probably hunt. All my buddies want me to get a 30-06 instead of the .308. Spot and stalk hunting mostly.
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Re: Savage 12 FV vs. Tikka T3 Lite 308

I have a Tikka and love it but I also have a 112 BVSS Savage that I prefer to shoot long ranges with. It's heavier which makes it more stable for me. The Tikka is extremely light great pack gun not a long range shooter.
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