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    Tikka T3 scope mounting options

    Hi guys, wondering what your opinions are on mounting options for Tikkas. I have a Swarovski Z5 with a large 52mm bell on the end so much accommodate that.
    Been looking at either mounting a rail then some form of steel rings on top, alternatively Tally one piece or optilocks?
    any suggestions/ pics would be great.

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    Optilocks will work well!

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    I've heard good things about DNZ 1-piece mounts and they come with a lifetime guarantee for about $65 USD. Made from Aluminum though...

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    This is what I use,SPUHR MOUNT,love it! Notice the inbuilt bubble?Name:  image.jpg
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    Dead is better and DW58 like this.

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    optilocks, job done

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    Quote Originally Posted by mayfly View Post
    This is what I use,SPUHR MOUNT,love it! Notice the inbuilt bubble?Attachment 22841
    The Spuhr mounts are very nice, as one would expect for half the cost of a Tikka

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    Optilocks are good if you can afford them or Talley rings . Have my Talley glued to the action teal solid

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    I had the Tikka rings which were working well on my 223, but I replaced them with Burris bases and Warne steel rings.
    Haven't had a problem with either set up, but the new one certainly seems a lot stronger, but the extra weight is noticeable.
    I'd be inclined to go with a pair of Warne Tikka rings if I did it again to keep the weight down. Warne rings are excellent rings, and pretty well priced too.

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    Depends what you're trying to do. If you're going to be traveling on planes a bit - then you might look at QD rings like La'Rue but if its staying on there permanently i'd look at getting the most from your primo scope. Spuhr arent that big a jump when you consider that they do have the level and do come with an inbuilt slope. When you consider that a .2 MOA piccatinny or DT is $120 and a good level is that again (plus the 1hour of prancing about trying to get it level). I reckon you get what you pay for with Spuhr

    Only thing is that they don't make a low mount that maximises the benefit of a 42od objective - your Z5 would be sweet and because you've bought that, why not go the whole hog?

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    Sounds good guys. Those Spuhr mounts look awesome but a bit pricey. Optilocks are looking good atm. My mate has a rail like this https://tikkaperformance.com/index.p...product_id=445 on his. Same as the egw rail you can get here but is a tougher condition and included a recoil lug for the hole on the top, then warne rings on top of that. Decisions decisions

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    I wanted to mount a real then rings for my new vortex last year. But we couldn't get the right thread pitch to mount the real on. Turns out the Tikka I have was an early model import.
    So had to get 30mm optilocks instead. I think they are medium height but only just clear the barrel with objective lens. What is the outside measurement of the objective lens

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    It has a 52mm objective but according to their web site tech info it is 58. ? does that sound about right?
    I actually put it on a tikka with the standard rings that come with it, and if the scope is mounted slightly forward it actually fits. So will need to do a bit of fiddling to find something really strong mounting at the right price and height.

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    Quote Originally Posted by puku View Post
    I wanted to mount a real then rings for my new vortex last year. But we couldn't get the right thread pitch to mount the real on. Turns out the Tikka I have was an early model import.
    So had to get 30mm optilocks instead. I think they are medium height but only just clear the barrel with objective lens. What is the outside measurement of the objective lens

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    Optilock Ringmounts or Optilock Rings & Bases? Sako or Tikka Ringmount come in one height only.
    I have bases and extra low 1" rings on my 85 with a 52mm Obj Kahles, can just fit butler creek cap on with clearance.

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    I don't think the Tikka optilocks come with the base option. Or that is what I was told.

    As for getting the score forward a bit will help. Because mine is almost touching on the bell of barrel.
    I will be selling my optilocks when it gets re barreled in June

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    Quote Originally Posted by puku View Post
    I don't think the Tikka optilocks come with the base option. Or that is what I was told.

    As for getting the score forward a bit will help. Because mine is almost touching on the bell of barrel.
    I will be selling my optilocks when it gets re barreled in June

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    Puku are they 30mm tikka opti one piece? If so let me know when youre flicking them. Want to try them instead of my two piece base n ring set up.
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