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Uncle Mike
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Posted - April 12 2018 :  1:31:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi, I have wanted the Tikka since it was announced, in 6.5 Creedmoor. I hesitated due to high price and a higher price for accessories and extras. I mean scope, scope mount, ammo, reloading dies, shells, bullets and powders. Well I put my big boy pants on and after selling a few pistols I ordered my rifle. I sighted it in yesterday with 120 and 147 grain Hornady Match factory ammo. I mounted a Steiner Military 5-25 x56mm on a Spuhr mount and got easily sub 1 MOA and several sub 1/4" groups as shooting progressed. I have some Lapua small primer brass and I going to develop some loads for it. It has a muzzle brake and side blast was nil and recoil non existent. I'm a happy camper, regards, Mike

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Jim Higginbotham

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Posted - April 14 2018 :  08:46:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Congrats. I don't have a place where I need to shoot "way out past Fort Mudge" but I know some folks that do and they are impressed with the Tikkas.

I actually had a used one spotted at a good deal and when I went to pick it up there was an FN Police rifle next to it for $350 - slightly used.

I'm a sucker for that Model 70 action (though the stock - a rubber covered Hogue - stinks). I have not doubt it does not shoot as good as a Tikka but with work I did get it down around 1/2 minute - one of these days I'm going to bed the thing (but you have to strip out all the rubber first). I had an employee once that was retired from the State SRT and he had one which he made shoot sub 1/3 MOA, which is far better than I can see!

I have always been a fan of the 6.5s, but owning a bunch (from 6.5 Jap to .264 Win Mag) I don't really need to add another. That said the 6.5 Credmoor Hornady 140 Eld factory ammo cannot be beat, I'm told by someone who should know.


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Ben B.
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Posted - April 15 2018 :  12:06:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have a Tikka T3 in .308 that is excellent. Great trigger, excellent accuracy, smooth bolt function, outstanding value.

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