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    Tikka test

    I bought a brand new T3X a few days ago. It wonít shoot. Firing pin is striking too lightly to set off the primers. Bolt is nice and clean inside and trigger weight is adjusted toward heavy. It still wonít fire.

    So... how did Tikka ensure it could deliver three sub-MOA shots before they delivered the rifle? Do they use a different bolt? If so how can they say any rifle can shoot sub-MOA if the bolt/barrel pairing hasnít been tested?

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    Have have you tried it with more than one brand of ammo?
    Also most new rifles that have been test fired at factory will still have traces of copper/carbon fouling left in barrel so you should be able to figure out if its been test fired or not......

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    Take it back and get shop to sort it.
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    It’s a Tikka!
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    Interesting thought. Have you stripped and checked the bolt? Tried some different ammo?

    If no good then just take it back to where you got it and ask them the same question I guess. They will sort you out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stagstalker View Post
    Interesting thought. Have you stripped and checked the bolt? Tried some different ammo?

    If no good then just take it back to where you got it and ask them the same question I guess. They will sort you out.
    Take some of the failed cartridges with you so they can actually see what your problem is- tell them you want a replacement rifle that actually works, this one is not fit for purpose, and not as advertised.
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    Quote Originally Posted by keneff View Post
    Take some of the failed cartridges with you so they can actually see what your problem is- tell them you want a replacement rifle that actually works, this one is not fit for purpose, and not as advertised.
    I think you have to give them the right to repair first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 25 /08 IMP View Post
    I think you have to give them the right to repair first.

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    Correct, consumer law.

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    Real simple stuff but can you post a pic of the chamber designation and a pic of the ammo your using.

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    Remove the bolt and magazine,get a torch and check how much of the front mount screw is protruding into the locking lug area of the receiver. Common cause of light firing pin strike.
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    You shouldn't have to use a particular brand of ammo, that's bullshit.
    I've had two and both were excellent accurate rifles, take some case's and the rifle back to the shop .
    They will give it to Beretta NZ to sort.

    Check ammo vs Cal on barrel ....just to be safe
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    Had my Tikka completely apart for a full clean and found some very deep score marks on the firing pin shaft. Nothing some very fine wetndry then autosol couldn't fix though. Have never had a light strike since I've had it either.
    I'd suggest pulling yours apart and seeing if there's something similar.
    I have also seen some brand new Tikka rifles with rusted firing pins.
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    spray inside with bolt with brake cleaner

    then inside the bolt with CRC

    give it a try . . . worked with mine
    without a picture . .. it never happened !

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    Quote Originally Posted by YosemiteSam View Post
    I bought a brand new T3X a few days ago. It won’t shoot. Firing pin is striking too lightly to set off the primers. Bolt is nice and clean inside and trigger weight is adjusted toward heavy. It still won’t fire.

    So... how did Tikka ensure it could deliver three sub-MOA shots before they delivered the rifle? Do they use a different bolt? If so how can they say any rifle can shoot sub-MOA if the bolt/barrel pairing hasn’t been tested?
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    Same issue as a bloke who had a brand new T3X in 6.5 Creedmoor had up at Auckland Deerstalker a few weeks back.

    I was shooting my T1X beside him. No issue with the little rimfire Tikka.
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