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Old 03-04-2013, 07:05 PM
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tikka vs savage

I need some help deciding between a Tikka t3 lite stainless and a savage 16/116 fhss. I am starting to do some high hunting and that will be this guns primary use all feedback is welcomed thanks.
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Old 03-04-2013, 08:18 PM
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Re: tikka vs savage

Fun and simple decision. Pick up a tikka and if you like it the way it is, buy it. Otherwise buy the savage. Both are great rifles but only one is really well suited to customizing. The tikka can be built on by a good smith and some bucks, the savage can be built by the owner with minimal expense. The tikka's downfalls are really limited after market support, limited caliber-twist-barrel weight options and a small amount of plastic in weird but insignificant places. But if you like what they are already, they are great. Savage can of course run from a match rifle to a truck beater and is just too easy to make into either or anything in between.
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Old 03-05-2013, 09:15 PM
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Fun and simple decision. Pick up a tikka and if you like it the way it is, buy it. Otherwise buy the savage. Both are great rifles but only one is really well suited to customizing. The tikka can be built on by a good smith and some bucks, the savage can be built by the owner with minimal expense. The tikka's downfalls are really limited after market support, limited caliber-twist-barrel weight options and a small amount of plastic in weird but insignificant places. But if you like what they are already, they are great. Savage can of course run from a match rifle to a truck beater and is just too easy to make into either or anything in between.
Thanks for the info what do you think the tikkas max range is?
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Old 03-05-2013, 09:43 PM
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Re: tikka vs savage

It will depend on cartridge selection,scope,ammo and shooters ability with a light weight rifle. I have used mine out past 900 and it is very capable but I prefer a heavier rifle and the stock doesn't fit me as well as some of my savage custom set ups so it is harder for me to get everything she's got. Mine will hold .25moa @100 and about .5 at 900 if I can get settled down behind her.
I love mine, it is a great rifle but put a savage with a good barrel in a choate tactical stock with the perfect cheek rest and an extra 1.25" on the length of pull, balance out the weight between 13 and 15 pounds and there is no contest in ease of delivery. For me to do my part every-time I want it set just right so I do not have to concentrate to overcome a poor fit.......

The tikka will either fit or not, with the savage I just plan on making it fit right from the start and it is easy and cheap to do thanks to the aftermarket items available for the savage. If you spent the money to set up a tikka just right: who knows?
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Old 03-05-2013, 11:33 PM
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It will depend on cartridge selection,scope,ammo and shooters ability with a light weight rifle. I have used mine out past 900 and it is very capable but I prefer a heavier rifle and the stock doesn't fit me as well as some of my savage custom set ups so it is harder for me to get everything she's got. Mine will hold .25moa @100 and about .5 at 900 if I can get settled down behind her.
I love mine, it is a great rifle but put a savage with a good barrel in a choate tactical stock with the perfect cheek rest and an extra 1.25" on the length of pull, balance out the weight between 13 and 15 pounds and there is no contest in ease of delivery. For me to do my part every-time I want it set just right so I do not have to concentrate to overcome a poor fit.......

The tikka will either fit or not, with the savage I just plan on making it fit right from the start and it is easy and cheap to do thanks to the aftermarket items available for the savage. If you spent the money to set up a tikka just right: who knows?
Thanks once again for all the information it has bin a really big help as I am just a kid still in high school. I have never shot past 350 yards but hope to increase my effective range considerably in the next five years but probably will not get to 1,000 due to lack of open space to shoot.
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Old 03-06-2013, 09:44 PM
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Re: tikka vs savage

+1 D.ID They are both great shooters. Pick the one you like the feel/fit of and use it. If you want to customize go Savage. I have a Tikka also and love it. It's a 22-250 and will one hole at 100.
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Old 03-06-2013, 10:04 PM
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Does anyone have experience with tikkas in magnums?
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