Tikka/Valmet 412


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Hunterdad
September 13, 2012, 05:04 PM
Anyone have experience with these? I picked one up on a trade this past spring and am absolutely crushing the clay birds with it. I've been shooting trap for a few years with my Wingmaster 30" Full choke and did OK, averaging 18-20. First time out with the Tikka and I shot my first ever 25 at trap. Since then I haven't scored anything lower than a 23.

Anyone else really diggin these guns?

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luv2safari
September 13, 2012, 09:02 PM
I have a 412S with 28" barrels and some choke tubes. I used to be into them heavily and had dozens of them and many more barrel sets. I bought, sold and traded in them for 15 years as a hobby.

I still have a 12ga/30-06 barrel set and two scope mount sets.

I took this kuku with a Tikka version in 12ga and 9,3X74R.

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y7/luv2safari/27f1b889.jpg

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y7/luv2safari/MVC-017L.jpg
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y7/luv2safari/MVC-016L-1.jpg

This was the set I took over, 12/9,3X74R and O/U 9,3X74R, both scoped. This receiver had double triggers for dangerous game hunting.

These are amazing guns, but a little heavy.

CONGRATULATIONS on the start of a set you can build, as you find other barrel sets! :cool:

Hunterdad
September 13, 2012, 09:08 PM
Thanks for the pics! Very nice. I've looked and tried to find other barrel sets, but haven't had any luck. For now, its making an excellent clays gun.

oneounceload
September 13, 2012, 10:55 PM
Here's some more you can look over:

http://www.gunsinternational.com/Valmet-Shotguns-and-Combination.cfm?cat_id=490

Hunterdad
September 14, 2012, 06:15 AM
Man, those barrel sets are nice (and expensive). I'd really like a 20ga/20ga set for hunting.

kalamarca
January 27, 2013, 02:19 PM
I have a Tikka 412S o/u 12 ga./12ga. I've never used it plus I believe it has never been fired. I would be willing to sell.

DM~
January 28, 2013, 09:49 AM
They are GREAT guns, i've owned and been hunting with them for more than 30 years,

http://fototime.com/B85D825D0B0658E/standard.jpg

You can still find them around, like this one still new in the box,

http://fototime.com/0F2C5AA54A52A0A/standard.jpg

http://fototime.com/835D291617EA1F5/standard.jpg

Lots and lots of bbl. sets and options available for them.

DM

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