Rebuild Tikka T3 or new Sako TRG-22?

Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by Jeff W, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. Jeff W

    Jeff W New Member

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    Looking for my first long range rifle and am trying to decide between buying new or getting a used rifle & having it customized. My two choices after reading every forum on the subject and countless google searches are a new sako trg-22 or a used (probably 10 years old) tikka t3 sporter. The tikka is owed by a good friends dad that is the sceond owner. He bought it from a friend of his that shot it in competitions. A couple of things about buying used is i would like to put a A-5 stock on it & how much the gunsmithing is going to cost to change stock & replacing/upgrading barrel or any worn parts. I guess what im asking is the t3 worth $400 to buy + gunsmith charges to get it back in excellent condition.
     
  2. TimeOnTarget

    TimeOnTarget Well-Known Member

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    T3's havent been around 10 years. Or maybe im just getting old and cant keep track of time.

    The previous model was a 695/595. Much better rifle than the t3 if you ask me.....
     

  3. Jeff W

    Jeff W New Member

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    The current owners has had it for three years + the original owner, so maybe its four-five years old.
     
  4. TikkaShooters

    TikkaShooters Official LRH Sponsor

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    We have everything you need for a custom Tikka. T3, 595, or 695

    You can build a custom Tikka for much less than a TRG22. The TRG is a great gun, but being able to customize your gun is more fun.
     
  5. Tikkamike

    Tikkamike Well-Known Member

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    YES it is worth 400 bucks. I just build a custom on a T3 action and it turned out wonderfully. The cheapest option is contact Devin at Sin Arms he specializes in them and I hear he does great work
     
  6. Tikkamike

    Tikkamike Well-Known Member

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    Jason I still owe you a write Up I have not forgotten just been busy
     
  7. TimeOnTarget

    TimeOnTarget Well-Known Member

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    How do you get ahold of him? I can never get him to call me back or email me back..

    I know hes a bery busy guy, is there a better way to reach him?
     
  8. Tikkamike

    Tikkamike Well-Known Member

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    I have had problems getting ahold of him also, I guess just keep waiting for an email??
     
  9. Jeff W

    Jeff W New Member

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    Sorry but lets start all over, i just went and looked at the rifle for the first time and its a 595 sporter 308 with stainless barrel.
     
  10. Tikkamike

    Tikkamike Well-Known Member

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    buy it or pm me his number so I can buy it
     
  11. Sami

    Sami Well-Known Member

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    For $400 buy it NOW. Don't rebuild it before shooting it first.
     
  12. TimeOnTarget

    TimeOnTarget Well-Known Member

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    BUY IT!....RIGHT NOW!!!

    the 595/695s are awesome rifles.. and yes shoot it first. They are tack drivers..