Tikka: Tactical vs Scout CTR?


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coloradokevin
October 2, 2010, 12:56 AM
I'm hoping some Tikka fans can help me with a question concerning the differences between these two rifles!

I'm thinking of buying a Tikka rifle in .308 Win, and I've been eyeing a Tikka "Scout CTR" at a local store (it runs around $850, and comes with a twenty-inch heavy profile barrel).

But, I've also spotted the Tikka "Tactical" (.308 Win) on a lot of sites online. It appears to have a similar barrel (same length), but the barrel is threaded for a muzzle brake. The cheapest I've found this rifle is $1,085, through an online store, and I haven't yet seen one in person.

So, what do I gain for an extra $235 when I move from the Tikka "Scout CTR" to the Tikka "Tactical" model?

If I'm only gaining the capability of adding a screw-in muzzle brake, I simply don't see the point in spending an extra $235. But, my opinion might change if there are really any far more significant differences between these rifles.

FWIW: it appears that the Scout CTR (Compact Tactical Rifle) may be a new offering from Tikka. I can find an official-looking online brochure for this rifle in a Google image search, but the rifle has not yet shown up on Tikka's website.

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coloradokevin
October 2, 2010, 09:35 PM
Anyone? Please.... :)

rbernie
October 2, 2010, 10:40 PM
In addition to the threaded barrel, the Tactical stock has an adjustable cheekpiece while the Varmint stock sourced for the Scout is fixed. That's about all that I can tell from the pics.

coloradokevin
October 3, 2010, 01:25 AM
Rbernie,

Thanks... that's all I could see too. I ended up buying the Tikka Scout tonight for $829. Couldn't justify the additional cost for the Tactical myself, since I doubt I'll use a muzzle brake on this .308 Win, and I seem to fit this stock stock pretty well already.

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