Re: Tikka, Australia, and F-Class
I bought a Tikka 595 in 7mm-08 a few years ago. I like it so much, that I turned it into a long range (800 meter max.) hunting rifle by fitting it with a 26" Pac Nor polygon bore barrel in .260 Rem. I also use it to shoot HP silhouette with it in Hunter class, with a Shilen 24 " barrel. I installed an EGW 20 MOA aluminum Picatinny rail only because I could not find anyone to make one in steel. This rifle, with the Pac Nor barrel, shoots 1.5 inch 3-shot groups at 300 meters with Hornady 129 gr. SSTs or Nosler 130 ABs. The stock is the factory synthetic stock, with the screws torqued to 6.5 N-M. With a 200 meter zero, the bullets drop 9-1/2 MOA at 500 meters.
Joaquin B. in AZ