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Tikka T1x Rimfire

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  1. Gtscotty

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    Cool, I would like one in 17 HMR
     
  3. ZGunner

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    This might be one of those "shut up and take my money" sort of deals. Especially if it feeds well and as smooth as the T3.

    I'll being needing on in .22LR so I can use my can.
     
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    Hope they make them left handed
     
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    Plus 1 on a 17 HMR. But I wouldn’t sell my Savage M93.
     
  7. Skylerbone

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    I get that Tikka makes nice rifles and I’m sure it will hit the streets at less than msrp but I guess I’m not overly excited by it when a Savage is so incredibly affordable. Or a Marlin XT. Heck a CZ with a walnut stock will probably still be more affordable and all 3 of these will likely equal or best the Tikka in the accuracy department. Then there’s tube or magazine fed, set up for irons or scope, heavy barrel options, even caliber choice with barrel swaps on the CZ.

    I can see the appeal by reputation. Beyond that, things aren’t as green as they seem when so many these days are doing rimfire right and doing it on a budget. Shoot us a report if you pick one up though, I’m certain it wouldn’t be a regrettable purchase.
     
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  8. ColtPythonElite

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    I will be surprised if the average Tikka bests the average CZ in the accuracy department. If it does, sign me up for one in a walnut stock.
     
  9. Skylerbone

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    I watched a Jr. CMP match with a 13 year old girl who dropped 2 points with a Savage and Remington ammo and I know what my Marlin and CZ are capable of even with budget ammo and scopes. Again, not knocking Tikka, simply pointing out that $250 buys a bug hole shooting Savage with a good trigger and useable stock. $400 adds class and an eel of an action that wants for nothing.
     
  10. Water-Man

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    So that's what your assumption is based on? Meanwhile, Tikka is known to be one of the most accurate rifles on the market and secondly, their rimfire isn't even available yet. Kind of jumping the gun aren't we?
     
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    Tikka hasn't had a rimfire in their lineup for ages and I wonder if this one is based on the Sako Quad, which is an even more expensive rimfire famous for shooting one (not necessarily even ragged) hole groups with all of its four interchangeable barrels. $499 MSRP is a bit on the high side too but it the gun follows the same principle as the Quad, being engineered and built to the same standards as centerfire rifles which is exceptional on the current rimfire market, expected street prices of around $400 are well in line with what you get.

    I have a couple of CZ:s, one with a hand-lapped barrel, and both of them have been thoroughly humiliated by my friend's Sako Quad right out of the box so my expectations are fairly high in this case. We'll just have to wait and see.
     
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    i have two tikka,s in .223, a SS and a blue one and they are both sub-moa with the same reload i load. and they were as smooth and with super adjustabler triggers right out of the box as most rifles. I,m a Remington rifle man, but I like the tikka,s and will take a hard look at their rimfire rifles. and I don,t think 400-450 is out of line for a good rimfire rifle. eastbank.
     
  13. bannockburn

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    A bit pricey but if it delivers the goods in terms of accuracy, then well worth it over the long term.
     
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    It is certainly an ugly rifle. It's a shame that they left that goiter of a magazine hanging off of it. It looks kinda chunky. One day someone will follow Ruger's lead with the flush magazine. I wonder what kind of scope mounting system they are going to use and I wonder how expensive spare magazines will be. I don't wonder about accuracy or quality. Tikka has that down. Will it be $150 more accurate than an American Predator or Savage heavy barrel? Anyone who wants one can get on the wait list for the first batch. https://www.24hourcampfire.com/ubbt...71/gonew/1/tikka-t1x-rimfire-pre-order#UNREAD
     
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    I guess that Whittaker Guns got permission to start taking pre-orders even though Tikka's Countdown page has 17 days left until the grand announcement. So much for the dramatic reveal.

    The .22 is priced at $419, I bought my CZ 455 for $377 5 years ago, so if the Tikkas are shooters, I imagine they'll sell. I might be interested in a stainless version, although there are so many guns on the list right now, it wouldn't be at the top.

    .22 lr
    https://shop.whittakerguns.com/product/1801051056096

    .17 HMR
    https://shop.whittakerguns.com/product/1801051056111
     
  16. Skylerbone

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    No more jumping the gun than your statement about me believing in the tooth fairy. I consistently shoot .500” and better at 50 yards with my sub-$90 Marlin with a 7X cheap Nikon and $20/brick ammo. I’d wager I’m just good enough to do better if I had a bit more magnification to really see my targets. I know the rifle is.

    Last month I paid $180 for a Thompson Center that looks capable of .3xx” (maybe better) at 100 yards and those groups were shot with a 9X sub-$100 scope. I have a used Model 70 that did .417” its first outing. Half MOA for $220. So maybe I do have faith in actual rifles made by other companies that I’ve fired over the past four decades.

    If you want to believe that makes me the dreamer when you automatically slot a Tikka that isn’t currently available ahead of them all in the accuracy department then claim to be the realist between us...more power to you. All I’ve said is that I don’t believe based on rifles I have experience with, and that is fair number of them, that accuracy-wise it will best all others and that the price to find out is about double or more the cost of several currently available offerings with substantiated track records.

    Tikka makes a fine rifle, but they aren’t THE rifle in terms of smoothness, reliability, accuracy, or looks. They are known for consistently producing rifles that are better than MOA with an action that is smoother than most mass produced rifles of similar price point. A strong bargain when it comes to centerfires but for rimfire...we’ll see.
     
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    "and all 3 of these will likely equal or best the Tikka in the accuracy department"
    "They are known for consistently producing rifles that are betterthan MOA with an action that is smoother than most mass produced rifles of similar price point."
    Seems to be a contradiction here.
     
  18. greyling22

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    Man it's a good year to be shopping for a bolt action 22. Between the old reliable savages and cz's, and the new Ruger precision and this tikka......
    I dont know that it will cause me turn loose my cz, but I might buy it over the cz if I did t have one already. As to the mag sticking out, it holds 10 and barely pokes out past the cz 5 round mag. Barrel profile does look a little heavy for carrying around though.
     
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    no action as smooth and slick as a Tikka. IMHO hdbiker !!!!!!!!!!
     
  20. Newtosavage

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    I'd be surprised if the Tikka doesn't best the CZ, although I'd be happy to own either.

    I'm a loyal Savage customer (note my handle) but I found their bolt action .17 HMR a bit lacking. Savages shoot great. But they are not refined guns like the Tikka or CZ nor do I feel they were ever intended to be.
     
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    I like and agree with the comment: “Shut up and take my money!” I will be pre ordering this soon as I get some cash.
     
  22. d2wing

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    I am very interested. I am very pleased with my match winning CZ, and RAR, as well as a couple others. I am not going to decide anything on internet boasts. To assume a Savage or XT shoots as well as a CZ is highly doubtful in my experience although they are good for the money. The TC is another story. Based on what I know about Tikka's, I own one, and Sako quads, I am guessing it would be in the CZ class or maybe better. But it will be awhile until accuracy reports come in. I do know it will be well made and if I was looking to buy a new rimfire it would be on my very shortlist to consider.
     
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    Anyone have an idea on scope mounts?
     
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    No, no contradiction at all, merely you attempting to reinvent what I’ve now repeated by deleting words like “centerfire”. I’ve yet to say anything bad about Tikka and you will not accept anything short of insisting they are something beyond reality.
     
  25. Water-Man

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    It appears you don't understand what a contradiction means. Ignorance is bliss. You can lead a horse to water etc, etc..

    Continue this conversation by yourself. I'm done.
     
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