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

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Leaky Waders, Mar 23, 2010.

  1. Leaky Waders

    Leaky Waders Well-Known Member

    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?
  2. ArmedBear

    ArmedBear Well-Known Member

    About $400?
  3. Uncle Mike

    Uncle Mike Well-Known Member

    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.
  4. 375shooter

    375shooter Well-Known Member

    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.
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2010
  5. natman

    natman Well-Known Member

    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.
  6. TexasPatriot.308

    TexasPatriot.308 Well-Known Member

    I got a Tikka T3 6.5 Swede, any of yall ever tried to get your finger in the chamber?? no room....
  7. SwampWolf

    SwampWolf Well-Known Member

    Take the cartridge out first. :D
  8. Doug Kennedy

    Doug Kennedy Active Member

  9. Cosmoline

    Cosmoline Well-Known Member

    They're all Mosins as far as I'm concerned.
  10. 45crittergitter

    45crittergitter Well-Known Member

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

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