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Author Topic: Why so many Tikka rifle's for sale  (Read 7118 times)

Offline whackmaster

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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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