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Thread: Tikka T3x vs Sako A7 RoughTech Pro

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    Tikka T3x vs Sako A7 RoughTech Pro

    Hey team!

    Weighing up a couple of options for a new rifle that I'd use for the mountains/open country/south island.

    Either Tikka T3x or Sako A7 RoughTech Pro in 7MM REM with Zeiss HD5 or Swaro optics.

    The Sako seems to be significantly more heavy however I loved the substantial/quality feel to it. Any thoughts or other suggestions would be much appreciated.

    Cheers!

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    Tikka ultralight (factory fluted)

    Then use it and ignore all the scratches n dings you put in it

    Serious value for money, very very accurate with 162 amaxs, great horsepower.
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    What 7mmSAUM Said, I have a T3 7mmRM launching 162Amax's at 2925 fps, Loaded for mag length, no pressure signs, could easy go faster but it delivers 1300 foot pounds of energy when I run out of MOA in my turret (16.5 @ 709m) so meh...


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    Only down side if you are a velocity whore is the T3 "only" has a 24" 3/8ths barrel, Remingtons have 26" so you can milk them a bit more plus they have a longer mag so you can seat the pills out further. No issues with mine though they still fit the mag and I don't have a problem single loading in a LR setup if I wanted to go that way.
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    can you load the new tikka's from the top? if not, then i would go the A7
    those older single feed tikka mags give me the shits..
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    Quote Originally Posted by 7mmsaum View Post
    Tikka ultralight (factory fluted)

    Then use it and ignore all the scratches n dings you put in it

    Serious value for money, very very accurate with 162 amaxs, great horsepower.
    Which model is this exactly? I'm assuming you mean standard t3x Lite?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hotsoup View Post
    Which model is this exactly? I'm assuming you mean standard t3x Lite?

    Latest Issue HnF Catalogue, page 94 $1599 @hotsoup.

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    I see, nice. They wouldn't have this model in the updated T3X version no?

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    Tikka T3x vs Sako A7 RoughTech Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by hotsoup View Post
    I see, nice. They wouldn't have this model in the updated T3X version no?
    No, they actually use a Sako Finnlight barrel on this model only.

    Its very accurate.
    A big fast bullet beats a little fast bullet every time

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    They have not done it to the T3X yet, but apparently will be on the way. They are two very different guns. The sako is great but it has the same feeding as the Tikka and is rather heavy. They will pretty much both shoot the same. For the extra $600 i would just stick to the tikka and invest to the swarovski or schmidt and bender scopes. I also think there ill be a bigger market for the T3x when it comes time to sell. If you want to spend more or jump up go standard A7 but tikka still the winner IMO.

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    If you want to spend that much on a gun get a kimber don't think you'll get a 7mm mag but a 280ai won't be to far behind it.
    Otherwise I'd go for the Tikka and get the bell and Carson upgrade or look for a laminate stock they are much nicer.

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    Looks like theres a Tikka T3x Superlite available

    Beretta Australia - Tikka T3x Super Lite Stainless

    I also emailed Berretta NZ and they have them too.. Will this be equipped with the sako finnlite barrel?

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    Its funny how the Tikka 'superlite' or 'ultralite' or whatever never seem to be listed on the Tikka website - is it put together or fluted by the local distributors?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GravelBen View Post
    Its funny how the Tikka 'superlite' or 'ultralite' or whatever never seem to be listed on the Tikka website - is it put together or fluted by the local distributors?
    From my understanding Beretta aus/nz would put together these rifles using parts from Sako's etc. Not sure

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    I don't know much about the Sako A7, but the only thing that would make it worth buying over the Tikka is it it has a completely flush magazine that is double stack. Otherwise all your buying is a half ass Sako which lacks that aftermarket parts of a Tikka, the 2nd hand customer base of the Tikka, but not the prestige of a Sako 85.

    No doubt they are nice rifles, but they kinda fill a non existing void between Sako 85 and Tikka.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GravelBen View Post
    Its funny how the Tikka 'superlite' or 'ultralite' or whatever never seem to be listed on the Tikka website - is it put together or fluted by the local distributors?
    The superlite utilise genuine Sako Finnlight barrels
    A big fast bullet beats a little fast bullet every time

 

 

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