What's the main difference between a Sako and Tikka Action?


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Leaky Waders
March 23, 2010, 11:34 PM
So...what's the main difference?

Are they like winchester/browning - one's controlled feed and the other is push feed?

The Sako action seemed more 'open' as compared to the Tikka action. Anyone know?

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ArmedBear
March 23, 2010, 11:37 PM
About $400?

Uncle Mike
March 24, 2010, 12:06 AM
About $400?

Ha, you beat me to it! lol

The Sako action is an open top action while the Tikka is a closed type action.
Generally the closed type actions are thinner walled than the open type, the reasoning being that the closed type action will be as strong as the thicker, open type because the top of the action is not removed, even though it is thinner material.

This as told to me by an old smith....my take is that most of the closed type actions tend to be whittled from a casting, or piece of mandrel pipe, resulting in less cost of the material and much less machining.

375shooter
March 24, 2010, 08:59 AM
So...what's the main difference?

Are they like winchester/browning - one's controlled feed and the other is push feed?

The Sako action seemed more 'open' as compared to the Tikka action. Anyone know?
They are both push feed. The Sako M85 has 3 locking lugs with a 60 degree bolt lift, where as the Tikka has 2 lugs with a 70 degree bolt lift. The Sako has a standing ejector and the Tikka has a plunger ejector. The Sako has a box magazine with floor plate, the Tikka has a single column detachable magazine.

natman
March 24, 2010, 10:18 AM
The actions are completely different. The Tikka is available in long action only, even when chambered for short action rounds. Although it is a good solid action it is not as nicely made as a Sako. The price difference had to come from somewhere.

TexasPatriot.308
March 24, 2010, 01:15 PM
I got a Tikka T3 6.5 Swede, any of yall ever tried to get your finger in the chamber?? no room....

SwampWolf
March 24, 2010, 07:53 PM
Take the cartridge out first. :D

Doug Kennedy
March 26, 2010, 05:17 PM
:D:D

Cosmoline
March 26, 2010, 05:32 PM
They're all Mosins as far as I'm concerned.

45crittergitter
March 26, 2010, 09:20 PM
I got a Tikka T3 6.5 Swede, any of yall ever tried to get your finger in the chamber?? no room....

Maybe yer finger is bigger than a 6.5 cartridge....

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