Stainless is less prone to corrosion, that's a given. Over a long enough period of time some will argue the stainless life will be better due to this, but I haven't seen and hard evidence of this. There are plenty of people with blued rifles that are 10 years, 20 years or old and still shooting well On gunbroker a stainless barreled model is only about $80 more. I have never owned a stainless barreled rifle and am wondering if the Tikka gauranty of MOA out of the box is applicable to stainless barreled guns and if you should expect the same accuracy. Do stainless barrels wear and hold their accuracy as well or better than blue steel barrel As the title says ive been eyeballing a tikka t3x ctr in 6.5 creedmoor but cant decide which i want to get. blued or stainless, 20 or 24? Ive never done any customizing of bolt rifles before but i kinda want to get a different stock for it after i get it. I tried a friends tikka(not shooting just holding it) and liked everything but the stock Tough, all weather rifle--blued vs. stainless vs. stainless plus Discussion in 'Hunting & Fishing' started by Kirk_Ferentz, Jan 24, 2011. I also think that the Tikka T3 lite stainless looks like it might be a great choice. It is quite a bit lighter than the other rifles that I am considering, at 6 3/16 lbs.. I'm on the verge of pulling the trigger (pun intended) on a rifle purchase. I have been planning on picking up a Tikka in stainless but I was curious as to what people thought about just getting a blued version and then getting a Cerakote application. The bore would be more corrosion resistant with stainless vs blued. Dec 17, 2014; Banned.
Here are my thoughts on buying a stainless steel vs. blued, and new vs. used. Stainless vs. Chrome Lined with Criterion Barrels & Team Clevenger - Duration: Tikka T3x Camo Stainless .243. ..
Weather can change in minutes, but the accuracy and performance of this rifle stands for years. Tikka T3x laminated stainless is a weather-resistant, sharp-looking grey stock for the adventurous hunter SPECIFICATIONS: Tikka T3 Hunter Caliber: 6.5×55 Barrel: 24 barrel with 1:8 twist Weight: 6.7 lbs. Operation: Push feed bolt action Finish: Blued Capacity: 3 Price: $700 street. Ratings (out of five stars): Accuracy: * * * * * At this price point you'd be nuts to expect a more accurate rifle than the Tikka The Tikka T3 Varmint in Blued Cromo, 600mm 1:8 Twist Barrel. Can't wait to get it to the range and start getting it all dialled in! Ps. What match projectiles are people using for BR/F-Class with the .223's? some with stainless actions/barrels and some blued cromo ones too Generally stainless picks up 'surface rust' as compared to full on pitting type rust as plain steel(un-blued) would. Wipe the stainless down with oil every now and again and your good. Much more so than a blued barrel. If your contemplating getting a blued rifle, the Savage 14/114 is much, much better than the 11/111 as far as looks are concerned
My biggest question is the T3 Lite blued vs the Lite Stainless vs the new Lite Adjustable blued. The Tikka rifles are great. I would go with Stainless/synthetic myself, but I live in a place that has high humidity. Posted: 4/29/2014 6:50:25 AM EDT Re SS: Low absolute humidity here due to the cold... but high chance of hunting in snowy/rainy. Shop Tikka Rifles at Sportsman's Warehouse online & in-store. Tikka Rifles, T3 & T3x manufactured by Sako in Finland. Find the ultimate in accuracy at a Sportsman's store near you Plus it might last a tad longer. Most stainless barrels are softer than blue steel barrels, but they're more heat resistant so could resist barrel burnout longer. The only negative I can find with stainless is the light reflection. A matte blued gun should blend into the woods a little easier in a hunting situation The M70 is a very nice package with an easily adjustable trigger (I prefer the stainless/synthetic for a woods rifle, but also have a blued high grade which only goes to the range. For a bit less money you can get a stainless/synthetic Tikka T-3 (I've only shot the T-3 Lite, and am unfamiliar with the specifics)
Tikka is able to meet the requirements of modern hunters by combining traditional gunsmith know-how with advanced technology. Choose your own Tikka rifle now! Modify T3x LITE STAINLESS . Compare list 0. 1 / 27. Modify. Caliber . 204 RUGER. 22-250 REM. 223 REM. 243 WIN. 25-06 REM. 270 WIN. 270 WIN SHORT MAG. 30-06 SPRG. 300 WIN MAG. 300 WIN. I'm looking at the 22 bbl versions myself. According to the Tikka website, T3x Lite 22 weighs 6.5 lbs. the Superlite weighs 6.4 lbs. If 1/10 of a pound is all that you are saving by going with a fluted barrel, I'll just stick with the non-fluted myself. The blued and stainless versions in 22 weigh the same My two go to guns are a Tikka stainless synthetic .300 WM and a Ruger stainless laminate.338 WM. Don't tell the wife but if all the other rifles in the safe vaporized I would be fine for everything in the state with these two (actually probably either one) Comparing Ruger to Ruger and Tikka to Tikka, synthetic is definitely the lighter choice Tikka's website says 'With the metal parts made from Sako's high grade stainless steel, this is a sturdy and long-lasting choice for all weather conditions'. In my own experience, I don't think it seems any more sturdy than blued steel
Man, either would work just fine. Its really a toss up to me if we are talking Classic stainless vs. something like the Tikka T3x stainless lite model. For me, it would be like this: 30-06 Stainless classic with walnut stock: Scope even meets the op's requirement^^^ Tikka T3 stainless lite 308win: Both newer rifles to me: Bought within the last. Tikka is able to meet the requirements of modern hunters by combining traditional gunsmith know-how with advanced technology. Choose your own Tikka rifle now Stainless Rifle vs Blued? 08-14-2014, 16:25. OK, no doubt stainless guns look more durable than blued. Of course I don't have one anymore since I had my Tikka teflon-coated. Even the bolt and all the hardware is coated. I wouldn't have it any other way. Way better than stainless IMO. Stainless can and does rust. Even if I neglect my coated. Gun Review: Tikka T3x Stainless Lite bolt action rifle (VIDEO) There are synthetic, wood, and laminate stocks, threaded and fluted barrels, blued and stainless, left and right-handed models..
Stainless rifles are generally regarded as having a longer accuracy life and are more corrosion resistant than blued. Most of the match grade (accurate) barrels are stainless. You can do a google search for the specifics of the steels Oh yeah, You asked for advantages: Your friends and hunting buddies will go OOOHHhh! when the see it Looking at buying a new Tikka T3x in 30-06 for elk hunting. Is a stainless steel barrel worth the extra $100 or am I better off spending it on ammo or accessories? Snow/rain conditions may exist sometimes but a quick wipe with oil keeps the rust off a blued barrel
Tikka makes an array of different rifles with varying features and options, while Guns.com offers Tikka rifles for sale in a wide range of prices, from less than $600 to over $2,000 and up Hi Folks! Just wanted to get an insight in these from others who have shot the Tikkas and others side by side. Myself and a friend recently bought a Tikka T3x Hunter in .270 Winchester. Took it out to the range a few times to zero the scopes (mine is a Leupold VX3i 3.5-10 40 and his is Vortex..
Hello Everyone, I am looking to do a .223 bolt-action rifle build-up for bench rest target shooting out to 300 yards or so. I have decided to go with a Tikka T3, right hand. I have seen several models that all look nearly identical, but with varying prices. I have already ruled out the Tactical due to it costing too much. That leaves me with the Varmint and Lite models Basically, Tikka has engineered its rimfire to T3x specs, creating a surprisingly modular rimfire rifle with Tikka's reputation for build quality and accuracy. The T1x MTR is available in .22 LR and .17 HMR, with twist rates of 1:16.5 and 1:9 respectively I am curious what people's opinions are of blued vs stainless rugers. I really want a stainless p89, but have had some trouble finding one. I have a lead on a blued p89 with 2 15 rd mags for 250, but i am nervous that with extended exposure to the humid FL weather it may show signs of rust quickly
Tikka T3X CTR Tikka T3X Lite. The Tikka T3X Lite is the ultimate lightweight bolt-action rifle that doesn't compromise performance. These highly-rated shooters come with a fantastic adjustable single-stage trigger built into its sleek and contoured design To further prove that Tikka must mean tone deaf in English, just check out the twist rate of the new .22-250 Varmint: still the same obsolete, slow 1:14. I'd prefer a 10 or even 12, but I'm sure that if Tikka had taken the modest effort to chamber some of those 1:8 barrels in .22-250 also, they'd sell every one
Sako Limited. U.S. Importer/Distributor. Beretta USA Corp. 17601 Beretta Drive. Accokeek, MD 2060 The 260 Remington version of the Tikka Sporter rifles have a 1:8″ rate of twist which is fast enough to stabilize the heavier 142gr, or higher, bullets. Tikka typically does a good job selecting their rates of twist as even their 308 rifles have the 1:11″ twist that many consider ideal Tikka T3X Lite Stainless 300 Winchester Magnum Rifle. Our price: $899.99. Quantity: Buy now. Check to compare Tikka T3x Lite Veil Alpine Stainless 6.5 Creedmoor Rifle 24.3 Tikka 5 Round Blue Magazine For T3 270/3006/7MM. Our price: $49.98. Quantity: Buy now. Tikka 3 Round Aluminum Magazine For T3 25-06/270/300 Winchester Magnum Calibers. This is a rifle you can own with pride knowing that no other Tikka rifle available today offers this great value and performance in one complete package. Available in a wide range of calibres including the 6.5 Creedmoor and new for this year, a limited number of left handed models in a selected group of calibres Tikka T3 Lite Stainless Rifle - Positive checkering provides for comfort and a firm grip in all weather conditions. With the metal parts made of Sako's high-grade stainless steel, this is a sturdy and long-lasting choice for all weather conditions.Tikka is manufactured in Finland, but sold in all continents
Calling the Sako 85 Hunter a standard is a serious understatement. It comes with world-class Sako features, including the legendary Sako accuracy, smooth bolt operation and perfect balance, making it a valued rifle to both own and shoot. The Sako 85 Hunter features a walnut stock and is available with blued or stainless metal parts. Optional iron sights are available for the blued barrel This is true across the entire T3x range, whether it be the blue action and wooden stock or the stainless synthetic combination. My New Zealand guide, Dave, uses a Tikka T3 Lite Stainless in 270 Win and 300 WSM. Both have their triggers lightened to 1.5lb and are almost identical apart from the suppressor on the end of the barrel
The Tikka T3x Lite is a wonderful balance of portability, accuracy and dependability. It's available in time-proven varmint and big-game calibers, has a user-adjustable trigger, the action is nicely bedded and it carries like a dream Low prices on the Tikka T3x Lite Stainless Synthetic in 6.5 Creedmoor start at Champion Firearms- Affordable Quality. Unmatched Accuracy...Tikka is owned and manufactured by Sako in Finland. Even though the word tikka in Finnish translates to woodpecker, it actually has no correlation to the Scandinavian firearms company's trade name The Tikka® T3X Lite Bolt-Action Rifle is an innovative, well-designed, lightweight hunting rifle, that shoots accurately and functions flawlessly. The T3X Hunter has a matte, black synthetic stock, and a blued barrel and receiver. A high quality recoil pad makes shooting the T3X Lite extremely manageable; and interchangeable pistol grips allow. Tikka's MOA guarantee was surpassed with the very first five rounds of economy PPU 55gr (3.24g) soft-point ammunition, just squeezing the holes within a 25mm circle at 100m, which is actually better than the 1 (25.4mm) at 100 yards (91.4m) MOA approximation
Stainless in 416 form is not recommended for use below zero degrees. Crucible 416R is a pre-hardened chromium stainless steel which is suitable for use in precision match-grade rifle barrels. It can be supplied in various hardness ranges according to your specific requirements ( HRC 24/28, 28/32, or 32/36) There are some complaints about the Tikka T3 using a plastic magazine but I have not experienced any failures. Nice, crisp trigger which is easily adjustable. I went down to 2 pounds then backed off just a bit. For a rifle in this price range it is an outstanding trigger. Stainless steel bolt with 75 degree lift is very smooth to operate
Both Sako and Tikka are owned by Beretta, giving them access to Beretta's well-established and extensive dealer and distributor network. Newest members of the Tikka line are the T3 Hunter (wood stock) and T3 Lite (synthetic stock). The test sample on consignment was a T3 Lite Stainless in .270 WSM caliber SAKO OR TIKKA CONICAL MUZZLE BRAKE Tikka/Sako Conical Muzzle Brake .308 Cal. This Tikka/Sako quality steel muzzle brake comes finished in stainless steel or matte blued. These brakes are designed for the Sako/Tikka M15x1 threaded barrels that fit the Tikka T3 and Sako A7 as well as models with an M15x1 threading. Connected to the threaded barrel, the recoil compensator will counter recoil or.
Phone: (780) 420-6419 | Fax: (780) 420-1945 | email@example.com 10552 - 115th Street, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T5H 3K I have access to either an older Savage 110 FK which is pre accutrigger and accustock. It is in the 7mm and has a factory muzzle brake, stainless bolt, blued barrel, and synthetic stock. Although older, this rifle is brand new. The next choice is the Tikka M695 in 300 win, stainless barrel and action, with a synthetic stock As usual, we aimed high and Tikka T1x was designed with the same uncompromising craftsmanship that defines all of our products: stainless steel bolt, high quality trigger unit previously limited to Tikka centerfire rifles and compatibility with most T3x accessories. Based on the feedback, we hit the mark once again. This year we ar
Remington 700 SPS Stainless vs Tikka T3 Lite Stainless vs Browning X-Bolt Hunter Stainless. What gun would you choose ? Pros and Cons od each. I would get the Rem 700 BDL since I like walnut and blued steel. If the 700 SPS was all I could afford, I would get one without the stainless steel because I don't like stalking game with a bright. The Tikka T3 action is one of the smoothest actions on the market and they are often very accurate rifles right out of the box. Our Tikka prefit barrels take your rifle to the next level. Our prefit barrels utilize a barrel nut for easy installation and swapping. This does change the tolerances for stock inlets, however, all current aftermarket chassis options have been compatible. You will. .3 3+1 Green Fixed Synthetic Stock Matte Black Receiver Browning 035451227 X-Bolt Target 7mm Rem Mag 3 26 Matte Blued Satin Gray Fixed McMillan A3-5 w/Adjustable Comb Stock Urban Carb. $2,859.99. CHS MESA 7MMRM 24TB Stainless Steel CF 3 $ 1,230.00. Bergara APPROACH 7MM 24B Threaded. For the Bergara, the main plus for me is the stock with its adjustable cheek rest and LOP. I also like that it is 22 as I will likely put my incoming SiCo Hybrid or Harvester on it and don't want an unwieldy rifle. I don't like that it is blued as I prefer stainless for durability. For the Tikka, the main plus for me is the action
I like the looks of blued better. I also like wood stocks. As far as stainless vs. blued, when it comes to weather resistance, It doesn't take a lot to maintain a blued gun. You can throw it in a pond and as long as you dry and clean completely it will be fine. I still have my first shot gun that I got when I was 13 or 14 Rather than the usual blued steel or stainless steel finish, Cerakote is an applied coverage system that adheres to the pores of the metal and forms a protective surface from the elements. It is a polymer-ceramic composite coating that gives a high resistance to abrasion, corrosion, wear, chemical attack and impacts The Tikka T3X CTR and Bergara B14 HMR are two great options you are looking at a 24″ Stainless Barrell in the CTR and a 22″ Blued. Both, in the 6.5 Creedmoor, have a 1:8″ twist, and both are threaded at the end ready for a suppressor. 3.6 vs. 4.2 kg is the suggested weight difference. It's not massive, but to me, it is noticeable METAL PARTS SURFACE FINISHING Blued metal parts STOCK Black synthetic stock TRIGGER MECHANISM Single stage trigger, adjustable pull 1 to 2kg (2 to 4 lbs) (Optional set trigger) SAFETY Two stage safety ACCESSORIES Manual SAKO LTD., P.O.BOX 149, 11101 RIIHIMÄKI, FINLAND, Telephone +358 10 8305200, Telefax +358 10 8305381 www.sako.f The Tikka T3 Hunter chambered in .308 Winchester is a gorgeous rifle, perfect for hunting all over North America. The Tikka T3 and T3x aren't only budget-friendly, top-performers. The Finnish rifles are also easily customized to excel in any endeavor. This article is an excerpt from Gun Digest 2021, 75th Edition available now at GunDigestStore.com
Stainless steel rifles, sometimes called All-Weather Rifles, offer better weather protection than standard blued barrels and actions. If you hunt where it rains, or if you bring rifles in out of the frigid cold and have to deal with condensation, they can keep rust away and keep your rifle looking great without having to be as careful as you would with a regular hunting rifle . I've checked with two local dealers and both said unavailable with their distributors Any one else having the same issue. Top. Sako New Member Posts: 4 Joined: Sun Jan 03, 2016 6:32 p
The choice would then be T3 blue or stainless or Howa blue or stainless in your choice of stock + mag kit + mod bush. Both with sporter weight barrels. Of course if you want to get rid of the **** plastic on the Tikka you will need to replace the, bolt shroud, trigger guard. Decisions, decisions, decisions Sako's Optilock bases are machined from a solid block of steel, Cr-Mo alloy or stainless, just like our rifles. The front bases have a solid angled left side and a similarly angled right side with a clamping device. This base design connected to Sako rifle´s integral dovetail rail allows you to adjust the horizontal position of the scope. Tikka T3 blued synthetic 3006. $1,500.00 'Set up ready to go' FOR SALE Caliber: 3006 Condition: EXCELLENT State: Tasmania More Details... Firearm Storage Tasmania Tikka T3 Stainless - .338 Win Mag. $1,150.00 FOR SALE Caliber: .338 Win Mag Condition: VERY GOOD State: Victoria More Details... Total Sports Seymou The T3x Lite Roughtech brings about a significant upgrade to the T3x family with a multitude of enhanced features. From the recoil pad to muzzle brake, the Roughtech has been optimized to it's greatest potential. -- Beginning with it's flagship feature, the Roughtech stock, the rough surface texture provides a solid, tactile grip throughout the stock in all weather conditions while remaining.
. Sako TRG — A long-range sniper rifle geared toward law enforcement and. Glad OP posted this - I've been mostly a pistol shooter but I want to add variety and get in to longer range precision shooting. I had been thinking Tikka but then read the thread here with all the love for the RPR so was tempted by that. I'm leaning towards the Tikka stainless CTR 24 in 6.5 Includes Leupold scope VXIII 4.5-14x40 Long range 30mm tube. Price new £675 Warne rings SCREW CUT 14 X 1 Very clean gun. £925 US$1,295/€1,074. Tikka .25-06 T3X Lite (Synthetic / Blued barrel
1. Tikka T3 Stainless 2. Sako A7 Stainless 3. Browning X-Bolt I have been reading so many reviews and posts my eyes are about to bleed. However I will choose from one of these. Tikka - I own a whitetail hunter and the thing is a tack driver However, most 336 rifles come with a blued finish, which is not the best finish to use out in the snow at all. Instead, you can go with the 336 SS, which has a stainless steel finish and will be much more rust resistance. The 336 SS also comes with a 20 inch barrel, seven pound overall weight, and 6+1 magazine capacity. Mossberg 590A Tikka also makes a Varmint rifle that is available in a number of calibers not available in most varmint rifles, though the USA importer, Beretta USA, only imports the .223, .22-250 and 308 into the USA. Then there is the Tactical rifle which we are reviewing here. This rifle is not just a varmint rifle with a matte blue finish, but is a whole.