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Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by peterk1234, Oct 22, 2019.

  1. peterk1234

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    Hi guys. Need some advice. It appears that the tikka t3x has dovetail mounts on their rifles (I am about to purchase the rifle). Would you recommend using them or install a weaver? Thanks Pete
     
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    Personally
    I use a picatinny rail that incorporates a recoil lug designed to fit perfectly into a hole in the top of the receiver coupled with Warne rings.

    www.tikkaperformance.com
     
  3. viking499

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    DNZ mounts
     
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  4. peterk1234

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    @viking499 are you referring to the one piece they sell? Pete
     
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    I have a DNZ Game Reaper on my T3x. No issues and easy install.
     
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    I use DNZ one piece also. They do limit scope size.
     
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    I'd personally go with either the DNZs, or a set of those warnes.

    I actually have a set of factory Tikka rings if you want them.
     
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    I use both DNZ for 1" scope rings and standard bases and rings with my 30mm scopes.
     
  11. peterk1234

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    Thank you for the info guys.

    @LoonWulf , thank you for the offer. Do not have the rifle yet so it is possible that they come with the same ones you have. I am just waiting to have Sportsman's Warehouse get my local FFL on their list. I have tell you guys, that company cannot seem to get out of its own way. Almost a week ago they pulled up the info on my FFL. All they needed to do is verify their license, which was going to take a day; 72 hours worst case. Called today and they tell me that they are short handed in that department and will do their best. Then asked if they could help me with anything else. I told them yes, please take my money and send me the gun :) Nothing like having to beg someone to sell you something. Uggh.
     
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    it's very likely it will, they used to........

    I've bought some small stuff form Sportsman's Warehouse but not a gun. I mostly use Buds or have my buddy order stuff. I've still gotten stuck in limbo a few times lol
     
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  13. peterk1234

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    For the heck of it I went back to my favorite place, grabagun (my options are limited because our attorney general puts the fear of god into most gun retailers; man I cannot wait to move out of massachusetts). They have the T3X for $798. At this point I figured I will pay the extra $50 and buy the Lite vs. Superlite. I see this get a quote option. I never noticed it before, and I have purchased a couple guns from them. Figured what the heck. Well wouldn't you know they send me a quote for $654! Holy crap. Combined with my $299 Leupold vx 3i 3.5x10 find, I have one hell of a setup for under a thousand. Very happy camper. Time to start the load development.
     
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    I have Tikka and Sako rifles; thanks for the link
     
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  15. Newtosavage

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    I have owned 4 Tikka rifles now and have never had any issue with their factory scope mounts. They have stop pin holes in them and I use those to insert a screw (with the head filed down to fit into the hole) into the receiver, just as added insurance that the rings won't move. It's simple to do, and I've never had any issues whatsoever. In fact, I had purchased Talley rings for my last Tikka and ended up taking them off and going back to the factory rings. I just don't see why people don't give the factory rings a chance before they assume they are inferior, esp. when nothing else on the rifle is inferior at all.
     
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  16. HamSlamma

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    DNZ mounts are all I use!!!!
     
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    The rings that come with the rifle are nice and its a very robust mounting system. Less screws and fasteners to mess with. I wouldn't even think of replacing them unless you have some reason such as a scope that won't fit or if the rise of the stock is completely wrong for you.
     
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  18. viking499

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    I have one Tikka with the factory rings and another with the DNZ's. Both are good,but I just like the DNZ better because the whole setup looks "beefier".

    Warned rings were were recommended earlier. They are great rings. I have some in a couple CZ's and they are very good.
     
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  19. South Prairie Jim

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    I never had any luck with the Tikka rings, I can’t speak for anyone else but these are steady for me. DFC78730-ACA0-4DC2-9F28-71D3F3621B62.jpeg
     
  20. Newtosavage

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    What exactly went wrong with the factory rings?
     
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    I've never owned a Tikka, but I've worked on and mounted scopes one more than a few. I prefer the basic set up of DNZs and like the way the Warnes LOOK the best, but I've never seen an issue with the factory rings either.
     
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  22. South Prairie Jim

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    Well it’s been awhile but It seemed that I couldn’t keep them snug enough at the base to not move. Typical stuff ya hear.
    J
     
  23. Newtosavage

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    Never heard of that myself.
     
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  24. South Prairie Jim

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    Neither had I.
    Regardless’ Tikka in my little pea sized brain is still a great rifle for the dollars.
    I never worry about scope movement or breakage, no matter how terrible the conditions it still shoots right where I point it.
    J
     
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    I used the factory mounts on my T3 lite stainless 308 for many years with no drama, but went to Weaver bases and Burris Signature rings when I mounted a newer scope. I read that ring screws in early guns were a bit soft, but mine did not give me any problems.
     
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