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Old 12-07-2009, 01:27 PM
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Tikka vs. Savage

I was looking a the Tikka T3 Lite Stainless in 7mmRemMag. How is the Tikka's quality? And how does it compare to Savage? I've heard some good things about Tikka but never had any expirience or held one.
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Old 12-07-2009, 02:28 PM
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Re: Tikka vs. Savage

Tikka is easily the best factory rifle on the market right now. There is no other that compares to them in terms of fit and finish. Savages are nice because you can work on them yourself. But I really don't like the actions. They are really rough in my opinion. The Tikka on the other hand are smooth as silk without any extra work.
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Old 12-07-2009, 02:46 PM
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Re: Tikka vs. Savage

Longshot is right on the tikka being a really smooth actioned gun. Both are very good shooters. Savages are awesome rifles but there actions are a little loose, especially compared to the tikka. I never had a tikka but I have tried them at stores before and they do have an awesome action. I have a Sako A-7 which is just like the tikkas and its action is smooth as glass.

But if you ever wanted to make a barrel change the savage is the easiest and least expensive to trick out.

Both really good rifles. I have a couple Savages and love them. All shoot well under an inch groups.

Can't go wrong with either.
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Old 12-07-2009, 02:59 PM
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Re: Tikka vs. Savage

How are the triggers?
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Old 12-07-2009, 04:33 PM
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Re: Tikka vs. Savage

Both are really nice but both are totally different.

You have the Accu-Trigger that either you like it or ya don't. I have found with most people anyways. Nice clean pulling triger. Think it adjusts down to 1.5 pounds.

Then u have the Tikka which I figure it is simalar to the Sako and it is a very nice clean crisp trigger. Same as the Savage adjusts to 1.5 pounds.

Out of the two I like my Sakos trigger better than the Accu. But just a prefrence thing.

My advice, go to a local gun store and test them out yourself.
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Old 12-07-2009, 07:02 PM
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Re: Tikka vs. Savage

My Son has a Savage Stevens rifle and just bought a new Tikka T3 Laminate in .338WM

I load for both and have developed some varry accurate loads for both rifles. The Tikka T3 was a shooter right out of the box with just about any ammo we put through it.

One word of warning on the Tikka T3. It has a very very short magazine. So if you intend to shoot long bullets out of that 7mm Rem mag. Then think again. You will have to seat them right down into the cartridge to fit in the mag and this way you will be a long way off the lands. Otherwise it is a single load rifle.

With the Tikka T3 .338WM I had to seat the standard 225gn Hornady soft point bullet deeper than the canlure to fit into the mag. This meant that I had to back off the powder charge and get reduced velocity in comparison to my Sako .338WM with a larger magazine. I was then way off the lands but it still shoots nice round 1 inch groups.

If you want to shoot long bullets, go for the Savage.
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Old 12-08-2009, 12:09 AM
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Re: Tikka vs. Savage

I fondled the exact Tikka your looking at in a plastic stock and I found it completely cheesy, I hated the small port size and the rock they call a butt pad. I thought the bolt had the same feel as my Savage, I didn't try the trigger in the store. I do know one guy you could't pry his Tikka's out of his dead hands so my first impression are probly a little off. I suffer from tinkeritis so Savage is the best way to go. Your best bet is to just fondle each and rock the one that works.
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