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Old 02-19-2004, 06:05 PM
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Tikka Target/Sporter

I need your help.

Do you guys shot Tikka Target/Sporter, action M595 in .308W?
How do you rate this rifle?
The bbl is 23 3/8, weight 9lbs, wood stock, with adjustable cheek.

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Old 02-19-2004, 06:07 PM
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Re: Tikka Target/Sporter

Can you shoot this up to 600yr?

Please send me your comments.

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Old 02-22-2004, 10:14 AM
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Re: Tikka Target/Sporter

PeterPan,

Seems like your thoughts ran about like mine did. Tikka/Target M595

Fine barrel, 1/2moa. guranteed,smooth adjustable trigger,multi-position adjustable stock, some of the options sought after in a custom rifle but in out of the box convience.

I figured a great practice rifle where I could get lots of trigger time until I decided which way to go on a custom Megga-Boomer.

Well I thought it was a good idea, and still do.Only difference was I was going for the 22-250 for varmit mist.

It took 2 months for my dealer to tell me that Beretta was no longer importing that model and none were available. My loss for waiting too long to order I guess.

Good luck in your endever I hope it works out, please keep me posted on how its going.

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Old 02-22-2004, 11:10 AM
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Re: Tikka Target/Sporter

Try Mac Tilton @ www.mtguns.com. Last I heard he stocked up on the Tikka 595's before the supply dried up. Good guns, but Tikka is moving from the older models to the T-3 series now, so discontinued the 595. No word if they will make a version of the T-3 for competition.

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Old 02-22-2004, 02:17 PM
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Re: Tikka Target/Sporter

Milanuk'

Thanks for the heads-up. I'm still in the market for one.Just on temp. hold.

"But", the wife drained some of the funds for new kitchen cabinets. I rather liked the pear boxes nailed to the walls.She was rather tight kneed about the whole thing. Next she'll want running water and indoor plumbing.

When will the demands ever end?

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Old 02-22-2004, 03:38 PM
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Re: Tikka Target/Sporter

JS/NH
I think this Tue I gonna buy it. The gun is on sale for $995 CDN compare to regular $1250 CDN.
I wanna get in to factory rifle competition and eventualy get myself nice custom rifle with super heavy bbl.

Can you guys tell me more about .223Rem.
I have always shoot big cartridge, and have no experience with smaller ones.

Is the twist 1-12" good enough to suport bullets upto 60-grain or rather 55-grain?

What powders are good to start? H322, H335, Benchmark, AA2015 ??? [img]images/icons/confused.gif[/img]

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Old 02-22-2004, 06:53 PM
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Re: Tikka Target/Sporter

The 1-12" in may stabilize the 60gr, it may not. At one point in time I was able to stabilize 64gr Bergers out of a 1-14" twist, but that was from a .220 Swift. A lot of velocity can sometimes help make up a little for the twist rate being too slow. Not enough to bank on regularly, though.

Try a box of 60's, but I think you'll find a wider selection of better bullets around the 50-55gr weights.

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