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Author Topic: Why so many Tikka rifle's for sale  (Read 7127 times)

Offline DaveMonti

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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" 
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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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Re: Why so many Tikka rifle's for sale
« Reply #25 on: August 23, 2017, 10:45:04 AM »
I suspect that most Tikka owners trying to sell are just looking to upgrade to a Savage.   8)


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Re: Why so many Tikka rifle's for sale
« Reply #26 on: August 23, 2017, 01:54:22 PM »
I suspect that most Tikka owners trying to sell are just looking to upgrade to a Savage.   8)


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Re: Why so many Tikka rifle's for sale
« Reply #27 on: August 23, 2017, 03:27:51 PM »
The guy(s) I know who are selling, are looking at upgrading into another (better) Tikka...
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Re: Why so many Tikka rifle's for sale
« Reply #28 on: August 23, 2017, 03:48:21 PM »
That would be a Sako  :chuckle:
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Re: Why so many Tikka rifle's for sale
« Reply #29 on: August 24, 2017, 01:04:25 AM »
I bought a Tikka 25-06 last year and I just love it, I hear a lot of people complain about the stocks but I never worry about scratching or dinging mine up, stainless synthetic for the wet side and I'm good to go.

 

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