Tikka New for 2020

Gutshotem

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How did they manage to make them all a pound heavier? I think I'll prob stick to my plan of doing my own mods.
 

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Likely it won’t stabilize anything over 190 grains. Maybe not 190 even.
Contrary to some twist has no affect on accuracy.....
Thanks for posting. Totally agree, admittedly though i can get away with 200gr ABs. The other problem is the short box length, 200s eat up all the case space. A drop tube helps a little though. My 212 ELDx and 230 bergers are a no go in the tikkas. Kind of a bummer in a gun i love this much. Faster twist and longer mag, is it too much to ask?😉
 

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Thanks for posting. Totally agree, admittedly though i can get away with 200gr ABs. The other problem is the short box length, 200s eat up all the case space. A drop tube helps a little though. My 212 ELDx and 230 bergers are a no go in the tikkas. Kind of a bummer in a gun i love this much. Faster twist and longer mag, is it too much to ask?😉
There are easy solutions for the WSMs in the mag space realm.

Yes, they screwed the pooch on twist rates but I’m impressed they were able to get 5/8 threads on a steel barrel and keep it sub 7 lbs. I’d much rather have 5/8 threads than 1/2”, nicely done tikka.
 

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There are easy solutions for the WSMs in the mag space realm.

Yes, they screwed the pooch on twist rates but I’m impressed they were able to get 5/8 threads on a steel barrel and keep it sub 7 lbs. I’d much rather have 5/8 threads than 1/2”, nicely done tikka.
Im a bit of a purist (read:not a flat bill wearing hipster😂), went 300WM but should have gone WSM in the tikka platform. Live and learn. My buddy went WSM and i gave him tons of shit for it. Who's laughing now?
 

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I could do without the chrome hubcaps, pin stripes, and fuzzy dice. Especially for the price tag. Getting close to Barrett money now. I’ll take used OG T3’s for $500 over the new stuff.

But it’s yo money....
Yup, Im just going to get a plain old t3x in 308 or 30-06, throw an SWFA on it and work up a good load for it and shoot the heck out of it.
 

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What I don't totally get about the twist rate issue is SOME of the calibers they are fine and others SLOW. The 6.5 twist rate 1:8, yet the 6mm is slowed back down to 1:10. Obviously complaints with the 30cal at 1:11 also.


Generally a big MEH on these, don't want a radial brake and the rest is bolt on bling.
 

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There are easy solutions for the WSMs in the mag space realm.

Yes, they screwed the pooch on twist rates but I’m impressed they were able to get 5/8 threads on a steel barrel and keep it sub 7 lbs. I’d much rather have 5/8 threads than 1/2”, nicely done tikka.
9/16 is a happy medium and fits nicely for the light Tikka barrels.
 

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I was hoping they'd come out with a T3x Lite in 280 AI with a fast twist 24 inch barrel. Looks like it will be a Kimber Montana or a Weatherby Backcountry. Can't believe Savage put a 22 inch barrel on the 280 AI in their new 110 Ultralite line.
 

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I was hoping they'd come out with a T3x Lite in 280 AI with a fast twist 24 inch barrel. Looks like it will be a Kimber Montana or a Weatherby Backcountry. Can't believe Savage put a 22 inch barrel on the 280 AI in their new 110 Ultralite line.
You think the 2 inches is going to make that big of a difference on the ultralight? I’m not being argumentative, seriously asking. I figure it will only affect it 25-50 fps at most. Probably going to get one is why I’m asking.
 

16Bore

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Run the numbers on your load 100 FPS slower and see if it’s worth worrying about.
 

Finn16

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Seems to me putting a 22 inch tube on a 280 AI puts you at the same velocity as a 280 Rem with a 24 inch tube. To each his own but why not put a 24 incher on it and take advantage of the cartridge? 24 inches is still plenty manageable unlike a 26 inch.
 

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Gotta make concessions somewhere. 24” Montana is a nice package.
 
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