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Re: Looking to buy a New Rifle
« Reply #45 on: May 19, 2017, 08:33:57 PM »
For a factory rifle it's hard to beat a tikka. They have a great factory trigger that's easily adjustable. The action is already square so if you do want to rebarrel it you have a good starting place unlike some that need trued so it saves you money. The action is extremely smooth. They shoot great out of the box. They are reasonably priced. Fairly light weight to start with so you can throw a heavier scope on if you want and still have a packable rifle.

I own a few different rifles, and for the price a tikka is extremely hard to beat for a hunting rifle.

If he were to purchase a Tikka. Then he would end up purchasing a Toyota Tacoma TRD, some Sitka "Attack Pants", a mirror on a telescopic pole so he could check out his own Azz while in the field ( Which could second as a monopod or a treaking pole), a app to find the nearest transgender restroom, some factory Barnes bullet crap ammo offering.  :tup:

Get a Remington and save yourself the discredit!

LMAO

That was pretty dang funny!

Though I won't buy a Remington, and all my hunting rifles run Leopold VX3s (3x9, 3.5x10, etc...), Not to expensive, clear, just the right magnification for hunting anything up to 500 yards, and a great warranty.

The OP did not say his price range, so I will add, of all my rifles, my Sako Finlight in 300 win mag is my go to hunting rifle.

Odd how it works.. Tikkas are disgusting but true Sako's and old school Sako's are a class act. Skip the nasty Tikka's and just get a Sako.
Embrace the hate.

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Re: Looking to buy a New Rifle
« Reply #46 on: May 19, 2017, 08:44:17 PM »
For a factory rifle it's hard to beat a tikka. They have a great factory trigger that's easily adjustable. The action is already square so if you do want to rebarrel it you have a good starting place unlike some that need trued so it saves you money. The action is extremely smooth. They shoot great out of the box. They are reasonably priced. Fairly light weight to start with so you can throw a heavier scope on if you want and still have a packable rifle.

I own a few different rifles, and for the price a tikka is extremely hard to beat for a hunting rifle.

If he were to purchase a Tikka. Then he would end up purchasing a Toyota Tacoma TRD, some Sitka "Attack Pants", a mirror on a telescopic pole so he could check out his own Azz while in the field ( Which could second as a monopod or a treaking pole), a app to find the nearest transgender restroom, some factory Barnes bullet crap ammo offering.  :tup:

Get a Remington and save yourself the discredit!
EXZACTLY,What insight!
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Re: Looking to buy a New Rifle
« Reply #47 on: May 19, 2017, 10:18:47 PM »
its not the rifle it's the shooter what counts ! I shoot Tikka and drive Toyota oh ya and have zero issues with ANY performance from either ,and I piss standing up

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Re: Looking to buy a New Rifle
« Reply #48 on: May 19, 2017, 11:19:34 PM »
its not the rifle it's the shooter what counts ! I shoot Tikka and drive Toyota oh ya and have zero issues with ANY performance from either ,and I piss standing up

But do you have:

some Sitka "Attack Pants", a mirror on a telescopic pole so he could check out his own Azz while in the field ( Which could second as a monopod or a treaking pole), a app to find the nearest transgender restroom,



Sorry could not resist, LOL

Wait, what?
 You stand up?

 :chuckle:
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Re: Looking to buy a New Rifle
« Reply #49 on: May 20, 2017, 04:59:35 AM »
Yep if you want to spend another couple hundred to buy a trigger, then get a Remington. If you want a rifle ready to hunt, then get something else, like a tikka :)

I used to hate them cause they feel cheep. But after watching one after another shoot tiny tiny groups they won me over. For me a rifle isn't about looks. It's about doing what it's supposed to from the box. And Tikka's do it extremely well. Without having to buy an aftermarket trigger.

And nope I don't drive a Toyota or wear Kuiu but I did kill a big buck last year with a semi custom built off of a tikka action ;)

PS there is a thread on another forum talking about using a tikka action or going full custom. I was surprised reading it.

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Re: Looking to buy a New Rifle
« Reply #50 on: May 20, 2017, 07:30:02 AM »
Odd how it works.. Tikkas are disgusting but true Sako's and old school Sako's are a class act. Skip the nasty Tikka's and just get a Sako.
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I have 2 old school Sakos (1971-72) and a few other rifles.
All are nice, good shooters.
But the old Sakos' has the sweetest factory triggers ever.
The rifles are solid and they handle like a dream.

After 45 years of being dragged through the timber, they look a little tired.
But every season they are flawless.

Plus the have real Class.

I would buy a used Finnbear in a heartbeat if I was in the market for a rifle.
Of course this is dependent on condition.

Good Luck.

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Re: Looking to buy a New Rifle
« Reply #51 on: May 20, 2017, 07:43:15 AM »
Never worried about looking classy while hunting.  Do you guys do your makeup before heading out too?

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Re: Looking to buy a New Rifle
« Reply #52 on: May 20, 2017, 08:00:02 AM »
It's not about looking classy, it's about having class.
Huge difference.
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Re: Looking to buy a New Rifle
« Reply #53 on: May 20, 2017, 08:05:52 AM »
Sooo having a sako says you're classy ? Im just fine NOT being labeled classy  :twocents:

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Re: Looking to buy a New Rifle
« Reply #54 on: May 20, 2017, 08:14:57 AM »
You know what's Classy?
Killing fair chase Elk in Washington on a regular basis.
Having a nice rifle is gravy.

I take pride in having nice equipment.
Hopefully nothing is wrong with that.
And yea, I think that some of the older rifles are classy.
I believe that the word "Classic" could be used instead.

That's your call.


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Re: Looking to buy a New Rifle
« Reply #55 on: May 20, 2017, 08:24:43 AM »
Sooo having a sako says you're classy ? Im just fine NOT being labeled classy  :twocents:

No.. Sako's are classy. You threw a ABC, NBC, CNN, Newyork Times twist on that. :chuckle:
Embrace the hate.

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Re: Looking to buy a New Rifle
« Reply #56 on: May 20, 2017, 08:25:51 AM »
For a factory rifle it's hard to beat a tikka. They have a great factory trigger that's easily adjustable. The action is already square so if you do want to rebarrel it you have a good starting place unlike some that need trued so it saves you money. The action is extremely smooth. They shoot great out of the box. They are reasonably priced. Fairly light weight to start with so you can throw a heavier scope on if you want and still have a packable rifle.

I own a few different rifles, and for the price a tikka is extremely hard to beat for a hunting rifle.

If he were to purchase a Tikka. Then he would end up purchasing a Toyota Tacoma TRD, some Sitka "Attack Pants", a mirror on a telescopic pole so he could check out his own Azz while in the field ( Which could second as a monopod or a treaking pole), a app to find the nearest transgender restroom, some factory Barnes bullet crap ammo offering.  :tup:

Get a Remington and save yourself the discredit!

Any self respecting man would choose a Savage ;)

Anything but a Tikka! :pee:
That was the best thing I heared all day that was great .
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Re: Looking to buy a New Rifle
« Reply #57 on: May 20, 2017, 08:32:01 AM »
BiggerHammer,
Thanks,
It's good to have support in the SAKO department.
We should swap pictures someday.
The Rifles, not us, that would be weird.
Regards,
Rob.

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Re: Looking to buy a New Rifle
« Reply #58 on: May 20, 2017, 08:38:11 AM »
This might work for tikka
« Last Edit: May 20, 2017, 08:54:43 AM by hunter399 »
Two birds in the Bush is always better than one in the hand-that way you can always go to the Bush and hunt another day .conservation=Better hunting.
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Re: Looking to buy a New Rifle
« Reply #59 on: May 20, 2017, 08:43:32 AM »
BiggerHammer,
Thanks,
It's good to have support in the SAKO department.
We should swap pictures someday.
The Rifles, not us, that would be weird.
Regards,
Rob.
Just the fact you thought about swap pics of each other is weird. :chuckle: :chuckle:
Two birds in the Bush is always better than one in the hand-that way you can always go to the Bush and hunt another day .conservation=Better hunting.
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