Sako Tikka Stainless Fluted been fixed from kaboom ?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Airgunner7, Sep 28, 2012.

  1. Airgunner7

    Airgunner7 Well-Known Member

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    I totally forgot about the stainless fluted sako tikka blowups from '04 ish....... and went and got a new one in 300WM.

    Did they fix the problem totally? Have there been any incidents since?
     

  2. Lefty7mmstw

    Lefty7mmstw Well-Known Member

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    My tikka lite lh stainless in 270 has been fine for a full year. I don't see any problem with them at all. I would hesitate to use overloads in them with the trim barrel, but if you respect the rifle you'll be fine. Damn good shooter too; all I've done is drop the # on the trigger a bit and it'll do 1/2 moa with decent loads.
     

  3. Airgunner7

    Airgunner7 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, it is a thin profile. That is what I do like about it for packing around.
    Was yours fluted?
     
  4. Lefty7mmstw

    Lefty7mmstw Well-Known Member

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    No, just the t3 lite. Good rifle so far.
     
  5. Airgunner7

    Airgunner7 Well-Known Member

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    I'm on round 3 so far of shoot n clean, and love it. Other than that problem way back with the fluted ones these rifles are amazing. Don't think they would still be making them if they had not figured it out. Crossing fingers on this one.gun)
     
  6. Truc

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    I have the 7mm RM Tikka T-3 and shot it 10 times the first time out, 1 to sight and three groups. Only then did I clean the rifle and got no copper fouling. Just saying.. and groups down to 1/2" w/ the Berger 168
     
  7. Airgunner7

    Airgunner7 Well-Known Member

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    13 more shots and gtg so far.
    3/4 to 1/2 moa
    Once I am to 50+ rounds I'll feel better about it.
     
  8. Truc

    Truc Well-Known Member

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    When I first started shooting I would do the shoot and clean thing, then I read a book "Precision Shooting Primer" and saw that Tony Boyer (worlds best Benchrest shooter) would shoot 20 on a new barrel then clean. Who am I to question or doubt him, and it is so much easier. Just don't heat up the barrel.
     
  9. Lefty7mmstw

    Lefty7mmstw Well-Known Member

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    +1

    BTW I've got about 500 rounds on my T3 and it's usually 1/2 moa, with a load it doesn't like going to moa or thereabouts.
     
  10. Airgunner7

    Airgunner7 Well-Known Member

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    30+ rounds, and one Deer....still shooting good.
    Really like it.