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Thread: Howa 1500 vs. Tikka T3

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    Howa 1500 vs. Tikka T3

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    First time caller, which has the best accuracy potential, the Howa 1500 or the Tikka T3 Lite, (I'm thinking of 7mm08)?
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    Tikka tikka tikka
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    Go to a shop and pick up both. What ever feels best to you, get that one.
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    I'm a Howa fan boy, both are accurate
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    What Toby said - handle both, and a Savage weather warrior, and a Remington 700, and whatever else you see in your price range. They are all capable of producing good accuracy with ammunition they like.

    The Savages are the pick of the bunch for me, but try a few options and see what floats your boat.
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    tikka, they are popular for a reason
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    Both have similar accuracy, tikkas are lighter, howas have and integral recoil lug and are easier to bed and are a copy of a sako action. Both can be fitted with boyds stocks now.
    Both are really good rifles for the money, buy whichever one you prefer, you won't go wrong either way.
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    If the howa fits you nicely then grab it they are a good rifle for the money and if you see one in 6.5x55 grab it as it is a bloody good caliber and another good option even though there is absolutely nothing wrong with choosing a 7mm08
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    Im biased, as ive got the Howa.....at least i wont lose my mag......fingers go in ears now.......
    While I might not be as good as I once was, Im as good once as I ever was!

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    I have both and both have their plusses and minuses the tikka will like more factory ammo and has a better barrel and barrel contour and also better steel my stainless got rust on it after 3 days in the south island but my mates tikka went all week without any so I'm swinging towards tikka they also have a better trigger for a stock trigger they are amazing

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    Stainless howa sorry
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    love my tikkas, but heard howas are fantastic also

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    Bought a howa for my sister last year, its a bloody great wee gun. 308. Personally I don't like the tikkas, they feel like a toy with all their plastic. I'd consider buying a wood/stainless one though.
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    I've got a Howa with a wooden stock in 7mm08. I did look at the Tikka but not a fan of the plastic either

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    I have a Howa in 7mm Rem Mag, so I've clearly made my choice. They are cheaper and in my opinion better, I don't like the plastic cover on the tikka. That being said, Tikkas are also great guns, you won't regret buying either. go to the shop and see with one you feel more comfortable on. the new Howa light weight is in the same weight range as the tikka and cost less.

 

 

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