Does Savage's Accustock improve accuracy for the rifle or is it mostly marketing? As always, thanks for the advice. Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by dak0ta, Jun 28, 2008. Priced at $468.00 at EuroOptic.com, the T1x cycles smoothly and shows excellent accuracy … Photo courtesy of Tikka. I base accuracy … They don’t make semi auto rifles and they don’t make … The Savage is made in America. There are several shortcomings in this review, though I did it on the couch during the Rose Bowl so take that for what it's worth... I’d go 300wsm, great all around cal. The tikka is lighter and a bit cheaper. Tikka T3 Lite. You are using an out of date browser. I am still trying to decide what rifle to buy i have it narrowed down to the model 16 savage or the tikka t3 lite. First picture is of a brand new unfired Savage 12 LRP. I use it mostly for P-Dog shooting. Plus I've always shot Savage … i have some friends that have savages, i dont know anybody that owns a tikka… Final part to this build barrel run in and grouping well Std deviation with factory ammunition is 15 Av speed is 2788FPSFedrel gold match with Berger 130gr. I am looking for input. My Savage 111 .270 would get 1 inch groups or a little larger. $700 difference - $30 - $100 - $50 - $150 ... Now we are at less than a $400 difference and you get a stiffer barrel and stiffer stock. No amount of "break in" or dyna bore coat is going to fix that savage… I guess what I’m saying is you can’t go wrong with either. On accuracy alone, it`s a tough call. Savage Arms has earned a solid reputation for making highly accurate, quality rifles at an affordable price. So - what caliber in your opinion would be the next best option in the Savage to 7mm RM? Would like to target shoot once in a while out to 1000yds but realistically not going to shoot at a deer / elk outside of 500yds (I’m not against the process, just not proficient enough to attempt). Kimber Montana vs. Tikka T3x Superlite vs. Savage 16 LWH (308) *Photos/Links Added* Brand spanking new guy here. Sako is a Finnish company that makes high-end bolt-action rifles. That said the new Remington 783 takes the best from savage , Remington and Winchester . But they could be comparable. I don't dislike it now, but I'm so used to the conventional triggers on my Tikka and Howa rifles that now the Accutrigger seems weird (again) to me. My hunting partner talked me out of buying a T3X and to wait until after shot show. You may need to download version 2.0 now from the Chrome Web Store. I already have have reloading dies for it. I'm having the same debate. That would be my only concern, as I'm in the same boat; trying to decide between a Tikka, the Savage ultralight, and maybe a few others that are built on a 700 action clone. I have a Savage discount and could get the 12 for $775 and want to go check that out tomorrow. I measured one of development load groups, for my Model 16 .204 Ruger, … I am retired military and I have shot many rifles and this is by far the most accurate … just for a basic safe queen the savage is a way better deal im makn my desicion at 4 today thanks. The 110 Ultralite action bolt handle seemed to be a bit firmer than the 110 storm right next to it, probably from the blueprinting, lets pray for a match chamber. Accuracy testing a few factory and hand loads in a Tikka T3 bolt action rifle chambered in 222 Remington. Honestly, you're basically at the same price if you take a $700 Tikka and add a prefit carbon barrel on it. It is extremely accurate! … Yeah I have been contemplating a Savage 12 LRP in, RPR, or a Tikka T3x CTR in 6.5 Creedmore. • The savage is in 7mm WSM and they all are very accurate. Please enable Cookies and reload the page. I would go with the Savage over the Tikka personally as that barrel will cost you close to $900 to install on a Tikka and if you ever want to replace that plastic stock there is another $500. It is also threaded and comes with a thread protector ($150 savings). I could get a cheap Savage for the price difference, and so have a Tikka Varmint in .308 and a Savage in .223 (for example) for the price of one Tikka Tactical. If the stock sucks on the Savage I’d change it out in time. 4 on everything else. I was having similar debates and pulled together a pile of info (some guys were giving me a hard time)... anyhow, give it a look. The trigger must have been adjusted to the lowest setting as the first time it went off by surprise as I applied pressure. I had a Tikka T3 lite in .270 for 4 years til it got stolen. Even the low end axis rifles I’ve been around shoot plenty well. It doesn't seem like the stock market is very big once it comes to a nice carbon fiber lightweight stock with a pistol grip. This is exciting for hand loads and 156gr Bergers. .308 cal. Browning X-Bolt vs Tikka T3x. The action and bolt looked very nice, you can see they spent alot of time and money milling out all of the weight and adding deep flutes to the bolt ($30 savings for bolt, $100 savings for action). I'd be real curious to know just how light that 110 Savage is with the PR barrel. I’m gonna say savage. Was about to pull the trigger (pun intended) on a T3X Superlite in 7mm RM when I got an email from Savage introducing their new 110 Ultralight with the Proof carbon barrel which is available in about a month. But I have tried the Tikka trigger vs a Ruger American and it was night and day in favor of the Tikka… Savage also has an accustock with an aluminum bedding to up your chances of accuracy … Savage has it for accuracy , parts and cost . Cloudflare Ray ID: 6030bd998896f294 The MSRP is $375, making the Axis the second cheapest of our budget rifles. Wonder if the detachable mag box is an acis style or if there is an aftermarket option already to use these? The stock was much nicer than a tikka lite stock and I like the rubberized panels for grip. At 500 yards, I'm not sure you will be able to discern a difference purely by accuracy… Basically, Tikka has engineered its rimfire to T3x specs, creating a surprisingly modular rimfire rifle with Tikka’s reputation for build quality and accuracy. I held the Savage 110 Ultralite last weekend. Tikka`s are a bit, well, homely lookin`. I've perused the site for a few days looking for info, but wanted to ask … Your IP: 176.114.0.109 accuracy- tikka is moa savage? That would be my only concern, as I'm in the same boat; trying to decide between a Tikka, the Savage ultralight, and maybe a few others that are built on a 700 action clone. In fact, I haven't been able to find any lightweight (30oz or less) stocks for a 110 but I could definitely be missing something. However, only calibers offered are 308, 270, 28 nosler, 280 ai, 30-06, 300WSM, 6.5 creed, and 6.5 PRC (called them this morning, no immediate plans to increase caliber selection). Let me start off by saying I'm a huge tikka fan! Price is a bit of an issue so i'm … And what are your thoughts on Savage vs Tikka - Tikka … Tikka`s have very fine non lawyer triggers, and are accurate, no 2 ways about it. 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Mag capacity is 2 on the 300 WSM, 6.5prc and 28 nosler. Completing the CAPTCHA proves you are a human and gives you temporary access to the web property. I shot a Tikka in 308 and I was getting .5 to.7 and I have had customers that brought their targets in with a 5 shot 1 ragged hole group. That would be a deal breaker for me, but maybe I’m just a bad shot. and .308, Sierra 155gr. I would say the Tikka is a better choice for accuracy. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. The New Tikka T3x models are guaranteed to ship from the factory with 1 MOA accuracy. I'm very happy that they offer 6.5 PRC, it appeared to be on a long magnum action, and their website shows the same weight as the 28 nosler. The names are Sako and Tikka. Basically the same money. The Tikka has the smoothest action closely followed by the Howa. The savage has a new accufit stock in some models. By my targets, it really is too close to call. As soon as I saw the 10/110 BA Stealth I was drawn to its minimalist, modern chassis stock appearance and Savage’s reputation for accuracy… Another way to prevent getting this page in the future is to use Privacy Pass. The $700 difference between the 110 and Tikka is not an issue to me, I want the better firearm. It's got LESS aftermarket goodies but is a superior design to all . Please help me out - what caliber in the Savage and/or should I just stick with the Tikka? Both can be very accurate. I used to love the Savage Accutrigger. We all know tikka has excellent barrels but damn, for a grand you'd expect better on a savage. It wouldn't surprise me at all to find out the Tikka is just as light, or lighter. Background: i currently own a factory tikka t3 308, and a carbon proof barreled 6.5prc built on a tikka. I can't speak to the accuracy of the Tikka since I don't own one, but as for my Savage … The barrel looked identical to the ones at the proof booth, I did notice the shank was very short, probably for extra weight savings. The 280AI won’t come close to 7mm Mag in a 22 inch barrel! Absolutely plenty accurate for anyone short of true long range shooting. In rethinking my hunting arsenal, I compiled some data to get a closer look at the caliber debate. I've never had a rifle that really elevated my eye to the scope until now even with 40mm objective. It may not display this or other websites correctly. I've watched so many reviews on it I'm pretty confident it'll be a great choice. it will be in a .243 win. 90 degree sear , savage barrel threads and nut , articulated bolt head , short striker fall , easier bolt lift than savage … Now own a Tikka T3 SL in 7RM and also a Savage Model 16 in 260 Rem. You must log in or register to reply here. NIB Tikka T3 black on black vs. NIB Savage 12FV put into a Bell & Carlson Durramax in tan web. Performance & security by Cloudflare, Please complete the security check to access. The Tikka … My requirements being light enough to hunt with, accurate enough for respectable long distance shooting and a removable mag that holds more than 4 rounds. cant go wrong with tikka … Currently have a Savage 308 but looking to cut down on weight. My Last Savage … I have been offered a purchase between a tikka t3 hunter and a savage … Rugged, accurate, any part/accessory/ upgrade you can think of is readily available. The Savage 110 Tactical is the gun I'm sold on so far. Now I have a Tikka T3x Forest rifle in .30-06 and what a wonderful rifle. In fact, the company only makes bolt-action rifles. I use Hornady .308, 110gr. i have additionally had 3 other semi-customs built on tikkas and shot more than i can count (somehow ended up in some informal tikka … The Remington 870 of rifles. Accuracy is MOST inportant! 300WSM also seems like good option. … Thought I'd share here since this discussion is never-ending. I think the tikka had a much smoother action but the savage was not far behind. by Chris Nelson on January 14, 2018. The savage seems to be slightly more accurate and its made in America. The T1x MTR is available in .22 LR … I have around 20 long guns and just picked up a TX3 Lite in 6.5 CM (my second rifle in that caliber)... first impression are great but I haven't stretched it out yet. The Tikka had the smallest total group average of.59 inch followed by the Savage’s average of.81 inch. Tikka accuracy is unquestioned, but then again, Savage is also known for fantastic accuracy at a great price. The Savage shoots everything to around 1”. The triggers are also so-so, they're not bad at all if you get the match spring and you can get used to a two-stage. Aren’t the Savages limited to 2 rd magazines in the fat magnums? Killed many animals. • BP-B2 Re: tikka vs savage #7320821 01/16/13: Joined: Nov … Tikka vs Remington 700 vs Savage vs Ruger American - 6.5 Creedmoor Reddit, I am getting very lost as I am trying to decide on my first long range rifle. JavaScript is disabled. I am looking at two rifles. … was more accurate, Tikka, or Savage. Honestly, you're basically at the same price if you take a $700 Tikka … I'll decide on glass later. .280 AI is basically your 7mm Mag, and is more than enough for mule deer IMO. Unless you go 6.5 creedmoor with Tikka, the Tikkas are really sub-optimal. Since there aren't many modern rifles chambered in 6.5x55 I thought I would purchase a .270 Win. The 6.5 PRC seems good but concerned about factory ammo options (I am not a reloader) as well as bullet weight for stopping power. V-Max for distances up to 300 yds. Yeah this is what is really attracting me to the rifle, the Proof barrels seem awesome and the Savage looks like a great value. I have 3 Xbolts and 1 savage. Tikka T3x. The x bolts are 7mm-08, 6.5 creedmoor and 308. I’m primarily a mule/whitetail hunter with the occasional elk hunt. They may as well went standard 280 Remington! I ended up going with the Savage in 6.5x284 because it's easier to customize it with after market parts that can be installed without the need for a gunsmith. To determine which rifle had the best overall accuracy, I averaged the group size of all 25 groups shot through each rifle. Savage vs. Tikka for Out-of-the-Box Accuracy. Second picture is of a brand new unfired Tikka T3 HB Varmint (my t3 lite looks the same btw). Howa has the best trigger closely followed by the … I am new to this site. AFAIK, they share barrels, and triggers. I still own a Tikka and no longer have any Savage rifles in my safe, if that tells you anything. And I'd still have money left … Also have two Savage 110s (25-06, 30-06) and really like both of them... killed a over a dozen critters easy and they do excellent with factory ammo. This 17 HMR Tikka T1x test gun features a prototype Picatinny rail from 782 Gun Works. The action isn't as smooth on the Savage over the Tikka, but honestly Savage wins for me due to twist rate. I was fortunate to buy a Tikka 565, that was before the T-3 came out. The Tikka uses cheaper materials where they can (eg - plastic vs steel), cheaper manufacturing techniques (2 lug 2 piece bolt, vs 3 lug 1 piece), less variety (one action size vs. many) and a lower degree of finish to provide a cost savings. I have owned several of both. The comb height adjustment allows me to shoot a 50mm scope without having to install a kydex riser which is additional weight savings ($50 savings). The 7mm and 280AI are pretty dang close ballistically pushing the same bullets. I never shot a Tikka … Discussion Starter • #1 • Dec 1, 2012. 4 Posts . Yeah, there's other ways to do it like a cheek pad but not as good as this. All of mine are sub-MOA accurate. 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