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    AN OBSERVATION.

    Just snuck down to the BUY, Sell Forum, ( without the MRS knowing) , and on the first pager there are 5 TIKKAs for sale. AND it seems to be a growing trend.
    Are they so bad?? To me YES they are,

    First time I took 1 in hand the brain turned back years to when we made guns to play with out of boards and old pipe that the old man didn't want. And these guns felt like I was holding one again. A toy. Not a tool for taking game, or a gun that can win you trophy's at the range.
    Now I know that there are plenty of converts out there that love there little Tikkas, but it seems that there are just as many that would rather take the old Mauser out to the tops and leave the plastic pop gun sitting in the safe to gather dust and rust.

    Is the trend of light hunting rifles losing its gleam, And are the hunters of today now realizing that a bit of weight and ruggedness is a must in a tool that should last you and your children a life time. A tool that can be used to feed the family, and also win a cup or 2 at the club.
    Now these shooter that took to the Tikkas, because they were the newest thing, and the sales man was a good bull spreeder, are changing there minds and all these guns are going cheap for the next generation to buy, use, then realize that a toy guy is not what is required and they will soon put them back on the market for the next ones.

    Good thing is that there are cheap guns for the up and comers, and that, if they love them they can keep them, or if they hate them they can pass them on.
    Now you may think that the above is a slam on one brand (NOT AT ALL) and that it could apply to any brand, and you would be right. But look at the for sales of all the site and these Tikkas just tend to stand out.
    And this is just an observation for an aging skeptic..

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    im pretty happy with my tikka
    im looking at possibly buying another. but thats just to steal the barrel

    still like and own brno 600, 601s but there not for hard hunting like I like to do
    hard wearing SS rifles are gold for this

    Light weight rifles are mint, love using them

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    It's just looks like Greg selling off his experiments so he can make another one

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    Most of the Tikkas i see there right now are some fucking mean builds, how many of your said observations are standard Tikkas???
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    haha good observation. they are a very good affordable rifle. I think there are just a fare few around that are not been used as much as they should. I have one t3 stainless lite in 243 for sale and man it is a tack driver. only reason I want to sell it is because I want to go lighter. I have found mine great to use, and cart around the hills. I would rather carry a t3 rather than the old heavy wood stock rifles from days gone by. I am not saying they are bad at all but the t3 is sooooo much lighter.

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    I think looking at the buy sell section does not give you a very fair indication of how "good" tikas are. If you im assuming you have looked at the tikkas for sale on there, they are some pretty cool pieces of kit and not exactly your standard tikka t3 haha.

    The trend of light hunting rifles is not losing its gleam in my eyes, look at all the customs being made were getting the lightest rifle is the main goal.

    Tikkas do have a lot going for them, they offer a pretty good accuracy guarantee and they do shoot very very well. have a look on trademe, a new tikka costs $1200ish and the cheapest 2nd hand stainless ones go for like $900, pretty good resale. Vs your mauser type actions that you can pick up for $400 easily, or howas and weatherbys that go for $500.

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    There is lots for sale because there is lots already sold . Ie very popular so of course they and rem 700s will dominate the second hand market.
    Nothing more nothin less.

    I too appreciate older rifles and or a great bit of wood but as with everything else its market driven, which is why you can't buy a 4wd you can take off road these days

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    I am not much of a tikka fan but I do have to admit I have heard nothing but good things when it comes to accuracy other benefits long action used for short action calibers there fore making it an advantage for reaming out to an 06 or a x57 mauser case etc and swapping out the bolt stops and getting a long action magazine to utilise longer OAL when using longer bullets high BC bullets such as the Berger VLD, downside is the factory recoil pad (if you can even call it that) does not absorb enough recoil so needs an aftermarket pad to tame it which is the one main complaint I have seen on forums about them is excessive recoil with the factory pad, price of replacement magazines is also steep. While I have handled and shouldered one at a shop and they shoulder reasonably well for me but no where as comfortable for shouldering for me as a ruger m77 hawkeye, Howa 1500, Marlin X7 for me a tikka t3 would be my last option out of the other rifles mentioned ONLY because the others shoulder more comfortably for me first 3 mentioned I have also fired the ruger was in .270, Howa 1500 in 30-06 the marlin 7mm-08, 25-06 and 270 and for me are the ones I have felt the least recoil with in factory configuration and I have had a few good boots from one or two different rifles that did not shoulder very comfortably. I have never fired a tikka but would give one a go at the range if ever given the chance.
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    You can have a blat on mine mate, i'll take the limb saver off for ya too

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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    There is lots for sale because there is lots already sold . Ie very popular so of course they and rem 700s will dominate the second hand market.
    Nothing more nothin less.

    I too appreciate older rifles and or a great bit of wood but as with everything else its market driven, which is why you can't buy a 4wd you can take off road these days

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    Exactly!

    Before I bought my first new centrefire I was at the range and there were 4 new Tikkas being run in/zeroed. When I went to the range to sight my new rifle in there were another 3 new Tikkas being run in/zeroed. They are the firearms equivalent of the Ford Cortina of the late 70's early 80's or the Toyota Corollas of the 80's 90's. Good enough quality and affordable enough to buy to try out. Because there are so many out there there are so many for sale.
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    I hated tikkas when they were first introduced, thaught they were ugly and who would want a 223, 243 ect in a full length case action.
    I now own and really like the one I have, using the full action length (280 rem) and now after owning quite a few different brands of rifles I really rate tikkas

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    You can have a blat on mine mate, i'll take the limb saver off for ya too
    Now that's not very nice oh that's right you have a suppressor on yours
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    Dont make the mistikka of getting a cheap sako

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    I do not have a Tikka but have hunted with pals that own them and think they are great. I would happily have one if the opportunity arose to get one in .223 but if the missus got wind of that she would suggest a Tikka Masala should be enough to keep me happy.
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    One particular user offloading surplus toys does not make a trend...

    All I can say is that it's a good thing I don't own a 24 gun safe and have spare cash lying around
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