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Why so many Tikka rifle's for sale
« on: August 22, 2017, 06:53:11 PM »
So many for sale scare's me to buy one there must be a reason do you know ? 
Are they junk?
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Re: Why so many Tikka rifle's for sale
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2017, 07:04:30 PM »
Not sure,but there seems like a lot of ads all together,maybe some are trying to trade up,before season starts.but huntwashington is starting to look like craiglist :chuckle:
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Re: Why so many Tikka rifle's for sale
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2017, 07:09:32 PM »
I have never owned one.
But several friends have them and like them.

I suspect that it is like packs. Certain brands are popular for awhile and than every body starts after the next great thing.

The guys selling may have had them awhile and now are ready to try something new.
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Re: Why so many Tikka rifle's for sale
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2017, 07:11:55 PM »
That's like asking why so many Ford trucks for sale.  It's because there's a billion of them out there.
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Re: Why so many Tikka rifle's for sale
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2017, 07:13:34 PM »
They are so popular that there are lots for sale. I own several and have sold several. Just change calibers etc.
They are a good shooting gun far from junk.
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Re: Why so many Tikka rifle's for sale
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2017, 07:15:13 PM »
I think if you look at the round count and caliber you can see a correlation. Some calibers are not as fun to shoot especially with a light rifle.

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Re: Why so many Tikka rifle's for sale
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2017, 07:23:51 PM »
That's like asking why so many Ford trucks for sale.  It's because there's a billion of them out there.

I know why there are so many ford's for sale they are junk  :chuckle:
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Re: Why so many Tikka rifle's for sale
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2017, 07:53:05 PM »
They are really popular with gear heads. Gear heads are always selling old gear to try the latest and greatest.

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Re: Why so many Tikka rifle's for sale
« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2017, 07:54:48 PM »
I've got a T3 lite in 308 and love, won't be putting mine up for sale.

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Re: Why so many Tikka rifle's for sale
« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2017, 08:12:57 PM »
I've had one for sale for two months no even want's to look at it  :dunno:
there is a reason was just hoping someone would shed some light that's all
there is a reason people hate them
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Re: Why so many Tikka rifle's for sale
« Reply #10 on: August 22, 2017, 08:25:52 PM »
Pretty sure the people who hate them have never shot them.  They're light, smooth, DEADLY ACCURATE!  I have two, one in 300wsm, the other in 7mm-08 and love them both.  Each will shoot one ragged 5 shot group at 100yds with hand loads.

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Re: Why so many Tikka rifle's for sale
« Reply #11 on: August 22, 2017, 08:26:45 PM »
I wouldn't be afraid of buying one, I own several and every one of them shoots great
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Re: Why so many Tikka rifle's for sale
« Reply #12 on: August 22, 2017, 08:56:04 PM »
Whackmaster, Jackall asked some pretty relevant questions about your rifle that remain unanswered (round count, accuracy, rings) jsyk. I imagine there are others like me who would want to know this before committing to anything.

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Re: Why so many Tikka rifle's for sale
« Reply #13 on: August 22, 2017, 08:56:25 PM »
Tikka (and sister company Sako) are great quality rifles with very good accuracy.  Large volume manufacturing at reasonable pricing, generally results in higher quantity of sales....and thus re-sales (there are just more out there).

Plus, most Tikkas I see for sale are the powerful calibers.  300WSM, 300WM, 338WM, etc.   Perhaps people have decided they want a heavier gun for such calibers.  I see fewer smaller caliber Tikka for sale on most websites in comparison. 

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Re: Why so many Tikka rifle's for sale
« Reply #14 on: August 22, 2017, 09:22:43 PM »
I have had many rifles in my 50 years of hunting. Winchester model 70, weatherby, Remington, browning Abolt , but Tikka is my favorite. I bought a Tikka in .338 win mag about 10 years ago. It is light weight and very accurate. I would never sell it.

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Re: Why so many Tikka rifle's for sale
« Reply #15 on: August 22, 2017, 09:43:42 PM »
Tikka (and sister company Sako) are great quality rifles with very good accuracy.  Large volume manufacturing at reasonable pricing, generally results in higher quantity of sales....and thus re-sales (there are just more out there).

Plus, most Tikkas I see for sale are the powerful calibers.  300WSM, 300WM, 338WM, etc.   Perhaps people have decided they want a heavier gun for such calibers.  I see fewer smaller caliber Tikka for sale on most websites in comparison.

I think this holds true for a lot of heavy calibers.  There seem to be a lot of mags for sale in many models.  I think a lot of guys bought magnums and realized that they can't shoot them comfortably, so up for sale they go.

I have a 25-06 Tikka and with it being so lightweight, it will belt you with a hot load.  However, I love the firearm and I've never had a problem with flinching or heavy recoil.  I put a Limbsaver pad on it and it made a world of difference.  It's a great, affordable firearm, very accurate, and lightweight.  I have a bunch of Remington 700s, but the Tikka goes with me deer hunting most of the time.  I'd not hesitate to buy another.  Just go with a 7mm-08 or 308 for a short action with plenty of punch. 

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Re: Why so many Tikka rifle's for sale
« Reply #16 on: August 22, 2017, 11:04:03 PM »
I have a Tikka 270 wsm and it is the most accurate rifle I own. It is my go-to rifle but the stock feels kinda cheapo, but the gun is also very light to carry.

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Re: Why so many Tikka rifle's for sale
« Reply #17 on: August 22, 2017, 11:08:52 PM »
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Re: Why so many Tikka rifle's for sale
« Reply #18 on: August 22, 2017, 11:17:40 PM »
I have a Tikka 270 wsm and it is the most accurate rifle I own. It is my go-to rifle but the stock feels kinda cheapo, but the gun is also very light to carry.

That sounds like a review from a owner.

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Re: Why so many Tikka rifle's for sale
« Reply #19 on: August 22, 2017, 11:29:33 PM »
Because they aren't bows.  :chuckle:
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Re: Why so many Tikka rifle's for sale
« Reply #20 on: August 22, 2017, 11:30:57 PM »
I have 2 T-3 lites ones a .270 WSM and the other is a .300 WSM both are deadly accurate and have NEVER failed even the the worst weather! The one thing that does suck on them is the stock with that being said a B/C medalist stock makes these rifles perfect
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Re: Why so many Tikka rifle's for sale
« Reply #21 on: August 23, 2017, 04:55:08 AM »
Whackmaster, Jackall asked some pretty relevant questions about your rifle that remain unanswered (round count, accuracy, rings) jsyk. I imagine there are others like me who would want to know this before committing to anything.

Sound's like questions I should of asked before buying it didn't know they where round sensitive so I'm the "that guy" 
« Last Edit: August 23, 2017, 07:02:02 AM by Woodchuck »
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Re: Why so many Tikka rifle's for sale
« Reply #22 on: August 23, 2017, 07:40:36 AM »
Lots of people read the reviews and buy Tikka's.  After talking to buddies, reading write-ups etc., end up with a larger caliber.  I know the light rifles in a large caliber can kick like a mule.  Unless you invest in a few after market options, they can be no fun for some people to shoot.  I know this is a reason some get rid of them.

I have 5 of them and love them.  .223, .22-250, .7mm-08, .270, .7mm.  The only one that isn't to fun to shoot is the .7mm.
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Re: Why so many Tikka rifle's for sale
« Reply #23 on: August 23, 2017, 10:04:43 AM »
My go to the last couple years is a Tikka t3 300wsm. Does it kick? Yeah a little  :chuckle: but I've beat the snot out of it and it never fails to shoot a great group with the cheapest ammo you can throw in it. I wouldn't be afraid of owning another. For the price, reliability, and how easy they are to find, it seems they are hard to beat.   
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Re: Why so many Tikka rifle's for sale
« Reply #24 on: August 23, 2017, 10:26:12 AM »
I suspect that most Tikka owners trying to sell are just looking to upgrade to a Savage.   8)

On a more serious note, the guys I know that have them have never complained.   
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