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Tikka vs. Savage

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Old 12-08-2009, 10:33 AM
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Re: Tikka vs. Savage

Originally Posted by Topshot View Post
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.

The magazine length is VERY good info....I would shy away from that rifle.
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