tikka vs sako

Those who have issues with top loading can get a 10 round mag with a T3... tape two together, should be enough rounds or? They have very smooth bolt travel and a good trigger pull. As for my two peneth, i have one of each.. A .17 Rem c/f Sako 'Vixen' and my most recent buy, a 6.5x55 S.E Tikka t3 heavy barrel and as standard, fully adjustable, laminated stock. When I got back to my room I got on the Impact Guns website and found a Sako 85 Classic with a wood stock selling for $1,999. The Sako 85 on the other hand, have a mediocre recoil lug system, suffers from some ejection problems to the point that I would much prefer the tikka t3 over it. This “Satikka” rifle is the root of Tikka’s modern T3x series. Every Tikka rifle has to go through accuracy testing to prove the rifle can perform under 1 M.O.A accuracy prior to being sold anywhere. We take pride in our products and deliver what we promise. Jan 31, 2018 #3 Aussie_hunter_JD Well-known member. As their name implies, they make weapon mounted lasers and lights. I've owned and collected sakos since 1976 when stationed in Germany. I think if you read any firearm manufacturers warranty, any modification to the firearm will void the warranty. Just make sure and give yourself a limit of what you’re going to spend so you don’t end up broke or divorced when you get home (or both. don,t fancy an 85. Which rifle would you pick? I had a T3 and now have and 85 and a 75. Not worried about figure at this price point, but its strong straight grained with the grain flowing through the hand of the stock. There are many hunters who swear by their Tikka and believe you can’t get a better rifle for the money. They don’t make semi auto rifles and they don’t make pistols or shotguns. Sako rifles are known for their quality, accuracy, and premium price. Sounds like you have a good problem in front of you.-DR . Stocks, it's a question of feel, but the Tikka has a flat top line and as you are likely to need to fit a check raiser to get your eye behind the scope, it's going to fit better on Tikka. JavaScript is disabled. On many it is not and have seen some break across the hand. 1. They also have the Sako Brown Bear, Grizzly and Kodiak for taking down larger game. I cannot imagine that Gun City or any other retailer would go to the effort of fluting a barrel. Considering this, you will not expect a huge difference. In 1981, Tikka collaborated with Sako on a prototype rifle series later released as the both the Tikka M551 and Sako L581. Sako is a Finnish company that makes high-end bolt-action rifles. If you ever get a chance to attend SHOT I highly recommend it because there’s nothing else like it on the planet. They are sensational out of the box rifles. For the extra $600 i would just stick to the tikka and invest to the swarovski or schmidt and bender scopes. "Sako and Tikka are made in the same factory now in Riiminki, Finland. I’ve got to head back and look at more guns, gear, and other products because SHOT Show will be over before I know it. Well, that’s enough for now. Go pick them all up and see how they feel, the actions are like silk on the Sako & Tikka and the detachable mags are a nice feature to have. 1 year ago. If you’re in the search for a new rifle then definitely check out either Sako or their Tikka line before you make your decision. Am I in a world of my own? While I like the freshly blued and “new” look of the 42 Tikka, I have a soft spot for rifles with the bluing worn off. Thread starter JayAdventures; Start date May 14, 2019; May 14, 2019 #1 J. JayAdventures Member. Posted by I'm also not as worried if I do knock it as oppose to a nice wooden finish that I pay more for. Jason Hanson is a former CIA Officer and author of The Covert Guide to Concealed Carry. I would say handle both of them and see which one fits you better. There are too many models to list but if you want to see what they offer their website is www.LaserDevices.com. Tikkakoski Oy and Sako cooperated on a prototype rifle series in 1981 and later sold Tikka to Sako. You must log in or register to reply here. You could also get a tactical light only without a laser. The fluted barrel part number in the Owners Manual was the same for both the Tikka T3 and Sako 85. He is also the creator of the Ultimate Concealed Carry Experience. Of course, Sako makes dozens of other rifles than what I’ve mentioned here and you can check them out at www.sako.fi. Sako bought Tikka in 1983 following that successful collaboration and Beretta later bought a controlling stake in Sako … Thread starter Vleder; Start date Nov 4, 2014; Vleder. Tikka is easily the best factory rifle on the market right now. It has a larger ejection port on the t3x so you can drop a round straight in should you need to. Welcome to Tikka.fi, the official website of Tikka rifles Browse hunting rifles, tactical rifles and sporting rifles, optics, scopes and rifle accessories T3 the mag has to be dropped out then bullet fed into it then replaced back into the rifle. Time = money. Jason Hanson. Tikka happens to be a newer line of rifles produced by Sako. Here is how Empire Arms described this 1943 Sako M39. The one thing I would definately say about the Tikka T3, is that for the wooden stocked ones, the quality of the wood, and the layout of the grain on many is not brilliant. Of course, the same could probably be said of Remingtons, Savage and Weatherby's. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. Both of these rifles come from the same manufacturer and use the same set of barrels. Savages are nice because you can work on them yourself. While walking around the Beretta booths here at SHOT show I noticed two names that many folks don’t know a whole lot about. But I really don't like the actions. It’s exciting and overwhelming at the same time because there’s just so much to see and so many interesting people to meet. Believe it is a matter of preference of the shooter. Fox calling is the only time I fill a ten round mag but never ran out so far. If you find the right loads and get good glass on a Tikka, it will probably be more accurate than most shooters. Honestly if I were going to buy a new rifle it would be the tikka. On the website they also offer training for use of their devices, which I think is great, since not enough people spend time training with weapon mounted lights and lasers. OEM parts are crazy for both rifles, but as G24 stated the market for Tikka has been slowly picking up pace in the US: Bolt knobs, bottom metal, stocks etc. This does not sound a big deal but it is a pita when you are doing this day in day out. However, the small differences between the two are able to topple the scales to the Sakos side. Maybe this has been debated before and I’m bringing up the wrong topic. News, 22-250 / 14” / 6 / 3 RDS . Their BLAST 2 model is a laser/light combo. The sako/tikka are amazing rifles out of the box don't get me wrong, but you can have a better rifle for less spent than the sako. If you’ve never done so, at least take your light and laser with you the next time you head to the range. Sako makes some seriously top notch … I love bergara but sako is the definite winner there. I've handled both and personally prefer Sako - The metal mag is nicer, the stocks are nicer, the fit and finish just feels a bit more slick and tight. The sako is great but it has the same feeding as the Tikka and is rather heavy. ), Topics: Both guns use the same barrels and are made in the same factory. What I like about the sako mag/port is that an unfired round can be shoved into the mag when it is still in the rifle. Sako - if the weight is important, I would go for the Tikka T3 Lite - I believe its even lighter than the Kimber. Actually I would prefer the sako 75s and AV actions over the 85 design. Sako can be top loaded, Tikka you have to load via the magazine, so if you need to reload in a hurry it's going to take longer. by Sako in 1943. The Tikka rifles are more affordable and are priced around $800. I've owned two Tikka T3's and two Sako A7's. The Sako receiver requires more machine work due to more complex contours and therefore more time to finish. I'd buy the Tikka and put the money saved downrange practicing. Well....some interesting stuff. The Tikka in 308 would have a bolt stop that shortens the stroke. The names are Sako and Tikka. I have heard that Tikka will guarantee that their guns shoot MOA from the factory. I've never owned a Sako so have no comparison, but why would I need to as I bought what I could afford and it does the same job, from the same factory with the same sub Moa 5rnd group as the 75 85 or anything else from Sako. With the empty magazine in I just drop a round in and it picks it up and chambers it on my t3 x lite in .243?? To me the only appreciable difference was the feel of the stock on the A7...it kinda had that gummy exterior that was a little more grippy. Sako trg 22 is 1200 bucks more expensive than the Tikka T3X TAC A1. The fierce competition between Bergara vs Tikka for the best reasonably priced top-class rifles has been going on for many years. It’s a bolt-action rifle with a free-floating barrel made of match grade steel. It may not display this or other websites correctly. In fact, the company only makes bolt-action rifles. Looks like an accurate description to me: “FINN Model 39 Mosin-Nagant bolt-action rifle # 230649 (7.62x54R) mfg. There are many hunters who swear by their Tikka and believe you can’t get a better rifle for the money. New posts: Hot thread with new posts: No new posts: Hot thread with no new posts: Thread is closed You can turn a T3 into something that one will just about never achieve with a Sako. Re: CZ 527 Varmint vs Tikka T3 Varmint vs Sako A7 by bigfellascott » Fri May 22, 2015 10:18 pm I love the way my 30+yr old 222 Howa shoots - never an issue with it ever, feeds perfect, just a reliable little shooter (my first CF) and will remain with me forever. You can ask the same question re VW Passat vs Audi A4. Sako also offers the lower-priced arms under the Tikka brand. Everything else was identical. Very little one can change on a Sako with aftermarket bits and they are not perfect just like any other factory rifle. The Sako 85 is an equal competitor for the Tikka T3X. Tikka vs Bergara. Joined Jul … I’ve kept my M12 in 7x64 brenneke and my Sako … However, my experience is with the 527 models not the 550's. Laser Devices also makes lasers and lights for rifles. If you only wanted a laser on your gun you can check out the DBAL-D model, which gives you the choice of either a red or green laser. The tikka t3 is probably the best bang for your buck rifle going. My … In 2000, Sako sold to Beretta Group. You are using an out of date browser. The actions and bolts are different.....sako's are machined while tikka has stamped and in some applications, plastic components. The Sako Guarantee, and you can throw in Weatherby also for that matter, is no more than words on paper, and not even a big deal, any relaoder with time and minimal skill should be able to make all but the worst examples of riflery shoot MOA, Rifles today are made using CNC machines that leave tolerances that rifle makers could only dream of back in the day....I think we should get over … The gun is a no brainer but I recognize Sako as the upper end parent company of Tikka and I would assume the A7's quality to surpass that of the T3 economy gun. I have 7 Tikka CF, 1 Tikka RF, and one SAKO CF.~Muir, T3 but I’m a lefty and have more to choose from, same as takbok 75 + t3 prefer or go to t3. And if you have access to an outdoor range head there as it’s getting dark to really train effectively. ACCOKEEK, MARYLAND -- Beretta U.S.A. Corp. announced today that it is launching three major programs intended … Tikka happens to be a newer line of rifles produced by Sako. Fabbrica d'Armi Pietro Beretta S.p.A. VAT 01541040174 | Site Map | Terms & Conditions | Privacy Policy | Contact Us, What you need to know about Sako and Tikka. But as I mentioned earlier, I prefer the laser/light combo. If you feel that you need one of these rifles – and who doesn’t – it’s going to set you back a little more than $3,000. Of course, Sako makes dozens of other rifles than what I’ve mentioned here and you can check them out at www.sako.fi. One of the few things that seperates Sako from Tikka is a brick wall. The stock is made of a combination of fiberglass and polymer and it’s one good-looking gun. It comes with a red laser and a 200 lumen LED lamp. Other. First, they make lasers and lights for handguns. Tikka is more of a plain Jane Sako in a manner of speaking. Whether it’s for hunting or competitive shooting, both brands are the undisputed leaders of producing the best long-range rifles in the business. The synthetic stock is practal and wipe clean. I read that Tikka is better in every category. Tikka comes in one action size, mags and bolt stop/face different for various cartridges, Sako has various receiver sizes. Once I finished looking at rifles I headed over to check out a company called Laser Devices. In a head to head between the Sako 85 and the Tikka T3x....is the Sako worth the extra dosh? Tikka a bit cheaper.. but Sako has more feel .. Just dont know how Sako Finnlight stock handle wet conditions..and how it feel compare to Tikka.. odesit86 , Jul 20, 2020 They are two very different guns. I have T3X lite stainless synthetic in .243 Winchester . If you happen to be a hunter you’ll definitely want to check out the Sako 85 series. And although there are over a dozen different Tikka models, the one that caught my eye is the Tikka T3 TAC. The barrels are identical. Tikka's plastic stocks are high end, for a polymer/plastic, but I doubt are as stiff as a carbon stock. Tikka T3 vs Sako action. All Tikka rifles are engineered and manufactured by Sako, in Finland. It has a Picatinny rail on top and comes with 5-round magazines. Much prefer the Sakos, everything just feels better made and more satisfying. Nov 4, 2014 #1 Hi Gents (and ladies) This is my first post. I’m a fan of having a laser and light on my home defense weapon so I was interested in seeing what they had to offer. As far as accuracy goes both shoot really well too! Tikka T3x Caliber / Rate of Twist / Number of Grooves / Mag Capacity 223REM / 8” / 6 / 4 RDS. The T3X platform operates on the same long action length, whereas Sako produces long and short action lengths. The Sako TRG-22 in .308 is apparently the sniper rifle of choice for many countries around the world. They will pretty much both shoot the same. Those who need top loading how many rounds do they typically shoot in one session? Also, it’s supposed to be able to quickly attach and detach to a variety of guns without losing the zero. The Tikka receiver is geometrically simpler and doesn't require as many machining operations. Joined Feb 2, 2017 Messages 86 Reaction score 3 Points 8. Ive got both rifles and there is minimal difference. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register. I have the opportunity to get my hands on a brand new Sako 30-06 action (not sure the exact model and spec, need to see it in the next few days). Tikkakoski factory was established in 1893 in Jyväskylä, Finland. The Tikka is a nice rifle and price point, about half the price of a Sako. The Tikka rifles are more affordable and are priced around $800. 243WIN / 10” / 6 / 3 RDS In addition to hunting rifles, Sako also makes rifles for military and law enforcement. It uses a Sako-style extractor with a spring-loaded plunger. There is no other that compares to them in terms of fit and finish. If price is no issue, then go for the Sako. 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