Which model Tikka?

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  1. D-mon

    D-mon Active Member

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    Tikka ( and sako) are mass producing the straightest barrels in the industry . ( I m talking factory production here not custom or semi custom boutique shops).
    Browning comes as second.
    And then the rest is behind in term of barrel straightness. Norinco being the worst.
    That is my experience working on about 5000 rifles in the last few years.
     
  2. Hearties

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  3. CVCOBRA1

    CVCOBRA1 Well-Known Member

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    It is not just the Sako barrel. They have one of the truest actions, bolt lugs and bolt faces in the industry. They have been shooting sub MOA out of the box for decades.
     
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  4. hthunter

    hthunter Active Member

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    Bergara is not far behind
     
  5. Holycity73

    Holycity73 Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    Here’s a Tikka... 6.5 PRC. It took it’s first deer recently. 302 yards. It’s a hammer.

    Check out Iota and Mesa for stock options. This is an Iota C220151F-2480-4103-A52C-14FC3D9A471E.jpeg 696E7312-8CD8-48F4-89B3-C619C245A48D.jpeg
     
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  6. Indypendent

    Indypendent Well-Known Member

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    I’m half asleep but saw where someone was talking about Tikka stock options...KRG
     
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  7. aushunter1

    aushunter1 Well-Known Member

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    Imo if you buy a synthetic you will want to get an aftermarket stock as I think even in the newer T3x the stocks are very average compared to what is in the market.

    However the wood versions of the Hunter in the fluted models would be a nice carry rifle without having to go to another stock.
    In saying that I would still be tempted to glass bed it & or pillar bed it though.

    I have 2 original T3's varmints in 260rem, both were in the not so fantastic plastic stocks.
    The 24' version went into a KRG stock as a long range target/varmint rifle.
    The 20' version went into a Boyds thumbhole laminate.

    Imo you cant go past the out of the box accuracy the Tikka's bring for their price!
    KRG 123.jpg
     
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  8. aushunter1

    aushunter1 Well-Known Member

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    I haven't seen that version before, doesn't look to bad that stock.
    Looks like it over moulded, something Tikka doesn't normally do.

    I would prefer that over the usual hard 'tinny' plastic version!
     
  9. Holycity73

    Holycity73 Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    That’s a great point. For a Tikka chassis, KRG is the only real choice. The options are phenomenal and the function is spot on. Even with my 12.5 lop, they’re great.
     
  10. aushunter1

    aushunter1 Well-Known Member

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    The KRG's are very good stocks, but on the heavy side imo for a walk around rifle.
     
  11. Holycity73

    Holycity73 Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    They’re all chassis. Check out Iota and Messa.
    Super light.