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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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Re: Why so many Tikka rifle's for sale
« Reply #30 on: August 24, 2017, 05:25:59 AM »
The stocks are what they are ! I've never worried about scratching or dinging a rifle it's a tool .
But with the larger calibers they have a kick and if you put a quality stock on like a B/C stock it calms it down a lot and you will find that your very impressive shot groups will even get better!  :twocents:

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Re: Why so many Tikka rifle's for sale
« Reply #31 on: August 24, 2017, 05:32:28 AM »
Provided it is bedded correctly

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Re: Why so many Tikka rifle's for sale
« Reply #32 on: August 24, 2017, 06:42:20 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.
seems like a lot of it is trying to cash out and try the "next big thing".  i remember when savage and tikka were the budget rifle...the manufacturers seemed to notice and ratchet up the price(when was the last time you could get a new savage 110 for 300 bucks?).  now it's the ruger RAR.

i do also notice everyone trying to sell their magnum calibers.  bravado aside, i wouldn't want a .300 or 338 win in a 6 1/2lb rifle either.
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Re: Why so many Tikka rifle's for sale
« Reply #33 on: August 24, 2017, 07:32:23 AM »
i do also notice everyone trying to sell their magnum calibers.  bravado aside, i wouldn't want a .300 or 338 win in a 6 1/2lb rifle either.

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Re: Why so many Tikka rifle's for sale
« Reply #34 on: August 27, 2017, 04:35:07 PM »
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Re: Why so many Tikka rifle's for sale
« Reply #35 on: August 30, 2017, 11:13:34 AM »
I have several brands of rifles and Tikka is one of the nicest finished looking stock rifle I own. Its a 300wssm.
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Re: Why so many Tikka rifle's for sale
« Reply #36 on: August 31, 2017, 10:24:43 AM »
I have several brands of rifles and Tikka is one of the nicest finished looking stock rifle I own. Its a 300wssm.

300WSSM? Or 300WSM?

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Re: Why so many Tikka rifle's for sale
« Reply #37 on: September 04, 2017, 02:18:21 AM »
I have several brands of rifles and Tikka is one of the nicest finished looking stock rifle I own. Its a 300wssm.

300WSSM? Or 300WSM?

300 Winchester super short mag duh  :chuckle:

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Re: Why so many Tikka rifle's for sale
« Reply #38 on: September 05, 2017, 04:53:20 PM »
I have several brands of rifles and Tikka is one of the nicest finished looking stock rifle I own. Its a 300wssm.

300WSSM? Or 300WSM?

300 Winchester super short mag duh  :chuckle:

From reading people have tried the 300WSSM. Best I can gather is its not any better than a 308. Interesting either way though.

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Re: Why so many Tikka rifle's for sale
« Reply #39 on: September 05, 2017, 05:52:08 PM »
I have several brands of rifles and Tikka is one of the nicest finished looking stock rifle I own. Its a 300wssm.

300WSSM? Or 300WSM?

300 Winchester super short mag duh  :chuckle:

From reading people have tried the 300WSSM. Best I can gather is its not any better than a 308. Interesting either way though.

Wow the 300wssm is a real thing I guess. Just looked it up. I was just figuring it was a typo and I was joking around. Guess it's a real round.

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Re: Why so many Tikka rifle's for sale
« Reply #40 on: September 06, 2017, 11:01:09 AM »
I have several brands of rifles and Tikka is one of the nicest finished looking stock rifle I own. Its a 300wssm.

300WSSM? Or 300WSM?


300 Winchester super short mag duh  :chuckle:

From reading people have tried the 300WSSM. Best I can gather is its not any better than a 308. Interesting either way though.

Wow the 300wssm is a real thing I guess. Just looked it up. I was just figuring it was a typo and I was joking around. Guess it's a real round.

Yep, I thought the same until I looked it up. I'm still curious if he actually has the 300wssm.

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Re: Why so many Tikka rifle's for sale
« Reply #41 on: September 06, 2017, 09:26:38 PM »
While there are .223, .243, and a .25 caliber Winchester Super Short Magnums, I don't think there is a 30 caliber WSSM.  At least not yet.  I may be mistaken, but I couldn't find any info on a 30 cal. 

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Re: Why so many Tikka rifle's for sale
« Reply #42 on: September 06, 2017, 10:04:26 PM »
Yeah, it's surely not a factory cartridge. Would have to be a wildcat. I'm pretty sure campmeat meant to say WSM.

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Re: Why so many Tikka rifle's for sale
« Reply #43 on: September 06, 2017, 10:14:30 PM »
I have a Tikka 300 mag and it kicks harder than my old Ruger 338 which was a heavy gun so I had to get a recoil pad because it will jump out of your hand sometimes. Overall it's a great gun but shoot the big caliber first before you buy
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Re: Why so many Tikka rifle's for sale
« Reply #44 on: September 21, 2017, 11:55:28 PM »
Not bad guns and shoot suprisingly well off the shelf. But still a gun that was made for the budget minded. Horrible plastic trigger among other cheap parts. I think most that bought them are stepping up. The guys that buy the really cheap Savages or Rugers are not for the most part the guys that would have bought Tikkas in the fist place.

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Re: Why so many Tikka rifle's for sale
« Reply #45 on: October 28, 2017, 09:25:12 AM »
I have several brands of rifles and Tikka is one of the nicest finished looking stock rifle I own. Its a 300wssm.

300WSSM? Or 300WSM?
 


Winchester Short Magnum WSM. Sorry.........
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Re: Why so many Tikka rifle's for sale
« Reply #46 on: October 28, 2017, 12:26:05 PM »
My take on all the Tikka's for sale.

The Google Foo's , Google Meister's jump on their mobile device and decide they are going to play the "Man" game. This excludes the "Been there, done that" crowd. They get "Tikka" rammed down their throats. So it's off to Mr. slick behind the gun counter. A little paperwork and now they are a proud owner of a Tikka.

Back to Google Foo! Soon they realize they just can't have a Tikka, they have to look the part. So back to the sporting goods store for a complete refit in $1000.00 bucks in Sitka gear, where the store employee's roll their eye's as they watch Mr. Google Foo paw through the Sitka gear because they know the question.

"Does my Azz look big in these attack pants" is coming.

As their packing their junk out to their Honda car. They see another Google Foo expert exiting the store already decked out head to toe in his spiffy Sitka gear and getting into his Toyota TRD. 

He then takes a good look at his Honda Car and thinks there's no reason I can't be like that sexy dude I just saw jump in that TRD. So it's a quick call to mom and dad some quick manipulation into having them co-sign and it's off to the Toyota dealer ship to pick up their new ride.

Now they have a total of 49.73 to budget for a scope so they frost their rifle with crap optics. Hang out on the shooting forums in anticipation of the manliest open morning in the history of Washington State because? Yes, you called it. They will be there "Johny woods" in person.

The season comes and they stubble around the mountain a few times checking their selves out in the side mirror of their tuck before each trek, spending the majority of the time taking selfies and posting them to Facebook and checking responses.(This I have witnessed from afar).

The season comes and goes and the reality is, this hunting/ manly stuff takes some effort. They are much happier being told what to do, controlled, manipulated and brow beat by their girlfriends or wives at home.

So they hang up the man hat for the year. The Tikka goes up for sale, the Sitka gear goes on the forum classifieds for half price, because that TRD needs fuel and whoever is driving their bus needs a manicure.

It's back to the mundane but not to worry. Being manly again is only a season away !!!!

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Re: Why so many Tikka rifle's for sale
« Reply #47 on: October 28, 2017, 03:19:13 PM »
So biggerhammer how much you want for your Tikka?

In all seriousness what do you recommend for a sub $1000, MOA, lighter weight back country rifle if not Tikka? 

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Re: Why so many Tikka rifle's for sale
« Reply #48 on: October 28, 2017, 03:27:02 PM »
So biggerhammer how much you want for your Tikka?

In all seriousness what do you recommend for a sub $1000, MOA, lighter weight back country rifle if not Tikka?

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« Last Edit: October 28, 2017, 03:43:28 PM by Biggerhammer »
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Re: Why so many Tikka rifle's for sale
« Reply #49 on: October 29, 2017, 05:40:29 PM »
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