Tikka Accuracy ?

Stillwater165

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Against my better judgement , as of now , my son talked me into ordering a new stainless Tikka in 25-06. I like the idea of the 25 but I’ve never been around a Tikka other than a little 17 Hmr my son shoots. Decent gun for the money ? Are they typically accurate ? And one more question I have is it worth changing out the bottom plastic to metal ? Thanks
 

JB1975

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I have one in .308. Crazy accurate out of the box. I did put a brake on it just because it was no fun to shoot due to being so light. WIth the brake on it feels more like a .243.
I have not changed out the bottom plate or anything else other than the brake. Great gun for the money.
 

littlebighorn

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Any "off the shelf" rifle stands the chance of being a dump truck or a race car, but I've mostly heard that Tikka's are inherently accurate. Lots of guys swear by them so your chances are good that it will be a shooter.
I've never owned one so I don't know about the bottom plate issue but I'm guessing you will eventually be praising your son's judgement.
Congratulations on a new toy!
 

BroadHead

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Purchased one for my son in 6.5 Creedmoor (T3 Superlite). Without much of a load development to speak of, I got it to shoot sub-half MOA at 200 yards (using Hammer bullets). Thought I was shooting off the target until I walked up to it and noticed the cute little holes next to each other.

I have not replaced the bottom plastic to metal. I did replace the stock magazine with a 5-rounder from Tikka. Other than that, I just made sure to torque the stock bolts to spec (they were slightly loose).
 

2lumpy

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I’ve only owned mine for a couple years but I like every thing about it so far. I bought it because I can no longer hold my older favorites steady. when shooting off hand. I can with the Tikka 3 Lite. Off the bench it’s more accurate than I am.......... not saying much but it’s as truthful as I can be. It’s a 6.5 creedmoor and an extremely light recoil. I like it a lot.
 

ce61

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All the tikkas I have seen shot, never saw one yet that didn't shoot well. I have one in 300WSM and it shoots good also. Only downside in magnum cartridges, you can only out 3 in mag. and you can't put 1 in the chamber, so only hold 3 rounds, if that's a big deal.
 

BIGJOHNT

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I bought a Tikka TX 3 lite last November. The counter guy said it was the last one in the store. So that made me have to have it . I have heard of the claims and I was pleasantly surprised. That thing shoots great for a out of the box gun ! All the way around it's a beautiful gun. You will be happy !
 

JPickett

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Dollar for dollar there about the best off the shelf gun you can buy. Been shooting them for a while. Built a custom off a tikka action and building another this year.
 

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