You want to see an animal drop right now? I've owned at least 8 different Tikkas, from the Whitetail (695) through the CTR, including T3 and T3X. The shoot really well almost always. Are they quality? Thinking on getting other opinions. On building one vs buying this one - the Savage secondary market is cheap, but to buy a pre-fit Proof … They both have models that vary widely in pricing. Wanting … Photo courtesy of Tikka. The Axis is a cheap pos and not what the OP had listed. I’ll bite....No less than five savage rifles have passed through my hands and maybe a few more Tikkas. No joke. More Gun Reviews. I like the T3 platform a lot more. I'm looking to hunt on a budget, and I got the who kit for $400 OTD. If you're ok with that, great. I'm sure I'll hear Fieldcraft / 6xMQ before it's over. It comes set at 3 lbs, but it’s easily adjusted with the supplied tool all the way down to 1.6 lbs. Congrats??? I'm a Tikka fan too....but there's always others. The savage was picky, and does not like boat tail bullets. I was getting a 2" group at 100yds in stock configuration. SAKO Tikka T3x Lite series come in a wide variety of calibers, including .243. I just love rifles. Fatboy Flash Hall of Shame Club Subscribed. I was gifted an axis (.223 rem) last year. Sorry, you can't even convince the new members that you are nothing but a loudmouth troll, spewing drunken blather. I saw a post from someone that actually had a stainless 16/116 model and did a fair comparison. Trigger adjustment is all they need. Congratulations?!? I have owned several Savage rifles and no Tikka rifles. Your Tikka is chambered how and wearing which throat,along with "your" Reloading "input". Ain't even close in my dictionary. Compatible Guns: Savage AccuTrigger Short Action (Round Receiver): 10,11,12,14,16 *Note: Does NOT fit 10 BA or Axis and Axis II Material: Billet 6061-T6 aluminum. The bolt is stiff and unpleasant at first but a bunch of oil and an hour spent opening and closing it and it's smooth enough. I’ve brought it down to under 2 lbs on other Savage rifles, and it still performs safely. Both rifles, unaltered, with factory ammo, and the Savage was clearly more accurate. Unless you go 6.5 creedmoor with Tikka, the Tikkas are really sub-optimal. I will admit they are chunky in the receiver and they don't get all the aftermarket support but for all the positives, I still really like them. I know the Tikka has a nicer action and claims 1" at 100. Both have SS 3x9 scopes. I like the Savage better. Th accu stock bedding system in the savage is very good, but you have to torq it to specs. It is supplied with a basic black synthetic stock and a matte blued barreled action. Ooopsie. I bought a Bergara B14 a few months ago. Springfield Gets Into … Tikka produces a very accurate and beautiful rifle. I went to gander and fondled them both today. Im looking for a rifle for one of my sons. I hopefully have some dies for the Tikka on the way for Christmas. Savages are bargain brand canuck shit. Worst mistake I've made was trying to find a rifle for dad (left handed bolt gun), and choosing a savage 110, twice. Savage AXIS II XP Rifle: Gun Review. So far, the Tikka beats the Savage in every category except accuracy. Some are a bigger pile than others. definitely priceier but worth every penny and if ever selling they command … backbencher. Very predictable and was playing puppet master. I have a Savage model number 99, in .308, it's been in the family for years and has taken dozens and dozens of deer and a couple of elk. They were having a clearance sale on all tikka models. Re: Savage Model 10 Predator vs Tikka T3 Hunter I have a Tikka T3 .223 and a Savage 116 .270. Heck, the accutrigger works great as a hunting trigger. So big take away is yes, you would do fine with a savage axis as a casual shooter, but as you get more into it, you're going to probably replace the glass and maybe the stock, so all of the sudden the $300 price tag doubles. The most comparable Tikka was double. A review of the Savage Axis can be found on the Rifle Information - Reviews page. Montana's? T3 is lighter and has a detachable magazine, but does have noticably more felt recoil. Have had both reccomended. Here are … Hint. I had other .308's that would beat the crap out of me but the Tikka is built really nice to make the recoil very moderate for as light as the gun is. Got a link to the sale? However, As far as comparing the Axis to the Tikka, yes I'd pick the Tikka as well. They work just fine. Wouldnt trade one of my Tikkas for 2 Salvages. I've seen more well-shot game lost with TSXs than any other premium bullet. This because the stock design of the Tikka rifles just plain suggs. The tikka's barrels are very smooth and can be shot 100 rounds or so before cleaning. Them that cain't...plagiarize and Pretend that their Nothingness is "real". 700's? The Axis feels cheap until you put it in a chassis, at least mine did. I'm shooting a 178 grain bullet WAY over max for a .308 and the recoil is very nice. Mind you, I don't have both to know the difference. http://www.cabelas.com/custserv/custserv.jsp?pageName=RetailStoreFlyers, You'll have to dig around but Savage Axis Bolt models for $249-299. By Tom McHale. The Savage 110 Tactical in 6.5 CM is a much better action for about the same price and has all the major features the Axis II precision has plus the better action. The biggest differences will manifest themselves in the fit & finish of the rifles, quality of the stock, and whatever optics you choose to throw on top. I have owned 6, two older models (558 and 695) as well as 4 T-3s, both Hunter and Lite. Well that and the Corps forces didn't pick the others for the m40 platform. The ORYX Chassis system is available for bolt action and 10/22 rifles, please select your inlet below. I know savage's shoot well, but the bolt design just bothers me for some reason. Other, please say 5 7.04% ... As long as it isn't an axis.. The fact of the matter is, most deer and game in North America are taken with relatively inexpensive bolt guns. Latest. Did a little group therapy today with my Tikka, every time I shoot it I know why I have 5 . savage is cheaper. In my opinion you are better off getting the savage, okay scope, and plenty of ammunition then you are spending the entire budget on the Tikka. It will be plenty accurate for anything that a deer hunter and casual shooter would need. The tradition of Finland’s two proudest arms makers – Sako and Tikka - linked up with Europe’s oldest continuous gun company, Beretta, at the start of the last millennium. nothing trumps a montana. I have one Savage in 243, it sits in the safe hidden behind my Tikkas.....lol. Buy a 6x SWFA, Bushnell LHRS, or a Nightforce and be done. My personal recommendation would be either an AXIS or a Howa, both with … I have experience with one of each. Discussion in 'Long Guns' started by Fatboy Flash, Aug 2, 2015. Tikka t3 lite vs savage m11 fcns. Basic black Savage Axis. I feel the Savage rifles fouled quicker. It's got a little heft and the recoil of the 6.5 is negligible. Gun Reviews. I would feel confident with either of the three but currently have my eye on a Hells Canyon Speed in 300WM. I got mine for a deal, I think 499 at a closeout at a big box store. However, As far as comparing the Axis to the Tikka, yes I'd pick the Tikka as well. The “worst” shooting Tikka would still out shoot any of the Savages. Press J to jump to the feed. Yes there are flyers in manufacturing but from my experience a Savage is as accurate as every other large manufacturer. not really, tikka is better. I'm sure I'll hear Fieldcraft / 6xMQ before it's over. Calibers are 243, 6.5 CM, 6.5 Swede, 7mm-08, 308, and 30-06. I walked into Scheels to buy a Tikka, saw the Begara on the used rack (first one I had held) and walked out with it. Some of the non-accutrigger Savages I have shot are beyond horrid and I have replaced the trigger in two Savage rifles that I've kept. [quote=16bore]Just getting an itch for another rig....for whatever reason. I am in the minority here, but I like Savage 10/110 rifles. Feeding has been a minor issue with every Savage rifle I've owned and I can't make a Tikka jam. The fact of the matter is most modern bolt guns, even the cheapos, are more accurate than the person behind the trigger, especially if you're shooting offhand in the field. An in depth comparison of rifles on the opposite end of the spectrum and what you get from each You barbed-wire humping kchunt................... Looks like after you changed the BM on your Tikka it was "skookum"....Is it normal to swap out/modify those parts in other rifles too? I feel good now. Very predictable and was playing puppet master. The Savage Axis II XP has the same adjustable AccuTrigger as their more expensive rifle. Howa has the best trigger closely followed by the Tikka. There are more savage rifles listed in the 1 moa all day long thread here at the fire than Tikka's. Just getting an itch for another rig....for whatever reason. As gun for your money goes, comparing the Tikka T3 to a Savage Axis is just 2 different classes. On a longer term decision, I worry less about price and save up to get something I truly want. The action is much nicer than the Savage and the stock feels better to me as well. It's a neat little rifle, but it needs a little love to make it great. ScottR Eastmans' Staff / Moderator. I had the Savage Axis II, sold it to my buddy. The Tikka has the smoothest action closely followed by the Howa. Hand loads for both. 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. My vote is Tikka. The tikka shoots 5 shots at about .7" The savage shoots just under an inch. I try to stick with the basics, they do so well. The Tikka T3 Lite is one of our better entry level rifles. Ok, for casual shooters, you probably won't ever notice a difference in accuracy between a savage axis and a Tikka. the tikka t3 (or CTR model) is fantastic. Bill thought Hillary Clinton was/is a "nice setup" too. it's a good budget rifle with a solid barrel but for a little more $$ one can be into a ruger american predator or ranch rifle, or a savage model 10 for example. May 6, 2012 #1 . Hint. Haven't really given them a thought....but I'm only kicking tires anyway. Congratulations?!? Tikka T3 Lite. I got honest 1" groups at 200 with that rifle. The Do NOTHING Gang...simply can't be trumped,in their fhuqking Stupidity. The tikka's shot anything good from the get go. The Axis is a cheap pos and not what the OP had listed. Here are the Top 5 Browning X Bolt Rifles: Browning X-Bolt Pro, Browning X-Bolt Hell's Canyon Long Range, Browning X-Bolt Medallion, Browning X-Bolt Eclipse, Browning X-Bolt Hunter, Browning X-Bolt Stalker with a list of major features to compare them against one another. Illustration courtesy of Savage Arms. A place for responsible gun owners and enthusiasts to talk about guns without the politics. March 12, 2019. While I haven't played around with my Tikka a lot, it's accuracy is not near as good as that of the Savage rifles I own. Savage is well known through the entire gun community and if you don't like it, you will get most of your money back in a private sell. Congratulations?!? Both are very accurate, the tikka's more so, but a 6mm is easier to shoot and control. I love the floating bolt head, I love the ease of barrel swaps, they are modular and versitle. The Tikka does not have a 3 position safety and my Savage does. So often times, people start out with a Ruger American and then decide they want to put a better stock on it, costing a few hundred bucks, and all of the sudden you're closer to the cost of the more expensive rifle you could've gotten to begin with. Savage 18 25.35%. I thought it was worth a couple hundred more to get a better rifle that I will hunt with for years. I love my tikka t3. I own/owned 1 Tikka T3 and 3 savage (10, 16, 116) rifles. NIB Tikka T3 black on black vs. NIB Savage 12FV put into a Bell & Carlson Durramax in tan web. That might be a deer tag there!!! Seems to be apples to apples. Even if accuracy just so happened to be the same, the Tikka wins in a landslide in other areas such as aesthetics, ergonomics and an excellent trigger. Finish: Matte Black Coating: Type III hard coat anodized 68 Rockwell. This brought the groupings to less than an inch cold bore at 100yds. Although I’m not a big fan of the safety blade, the trigger itself is light and crisp. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. The Savage is fine. I do like the Savages that I've kept, but I really like the Tikka. I'm thinking about a new hunting rifle in .308. My guess is the Tikka is a bit lighter than the Savage but it might depend on models too. Just trust me. Range Life. It wasn't worth it to me, I got a great deal on a trophy hunter with an unbranded scope. Usually the package scopes that come on guns aren't very good, unless it's a brand name like Nikon or Vortex. No bedding, barrel floating, etc. It has been a great gun. Available for Remington 700 and clones (short and long actions), Howa 1500 short action, Savage Short (10,11,12,14,16), Savage Axis short action, Tikka T3 short action only, CZ 457 Rimfire and others. I saw a post from someone that actually had a stainless 16/116 model and did a fair comparison. Why you guys would compare the the bottom of the barrel Savage (Axis model) to a Tikka, is beyond me. 1 0. The Tikka is a good shooter and has a good trigger, but due to the safety, I won't buy another. I have no previous experience with the RAP, but I've heard the barrel has stringing issues when it gets hot. Share this post on; Digg; … I also like the Tikka trigger, once adjusted, better than any Savage trigger I've shot. Rimfire Power. I think it's the axis bolt models on sale for about $275 vs the T3 hunter/etc line which seem to run about $675+, Check out EuroOptic.com I bought my tikka t3 hunter in 30-06 for a little under 500$. Savage is heavier, has a blind magazine, and the action is MUCH sloppier, but I paid about 40% less than what I paid for the Tikka. Joined: Nov 17, 2011 Messages: 3,359 Location: Charlotte NC. If you want a rifle that's actually nice out of the box, get a tikka. I'm a Tikka fan too....but there's always others. You can easily spend more on a Savage or visa-versa. Description Specs Notes/Lead Time Colors The new Element 3.0 chassis system is the ultimate culmination of function, flexibility, and price. Pretty funny. After scouring the internet for reviews, it seems to be about split down the middle. I like the Tikkas of old... back before the T 3 series... the savage lightweight hunter is a good one ... if you can find it for $400 on sale. Pretty funny. He's shooting 1" groups at 100 yards and isn't a great shot. lacelongjohns G&G Newbie. But Remington is good on all these and Every aftermarket company makes parts for them. All of these rifles have been very accurate. Savage is accurate andgreat for the home tinkering gun smith. … All shot not good, but great. Range Life. I figure if I'm using it once a year it doesn't matter too much but figured I should get your ideas before purchasing. Maybe I can get the Tikka to catch up. Tikka Superlite in whatever flavor you like. The MSRP is $375, making the Axis the second cheapest of our budget rifles. The Tikka was the easiest to develop loads for (as have many others I have loaded for), but none of the Savage rifles were bad. Of the savages I've owned and shot, they have been more accurate than the Tikka's I've owned and shot. The savage barrel is very rough, and begins to foul, and affect accuracy between 25 and 30 rounds, and has to be cleaned for copper. Tikka .260 (Z5 5x25/52) Steyr Pro Varmint .223 - VX 3 CZ455 .22 & Norinco .22 (vtex 4-12, bush 3-9) ATA 686 U/O 12g & Baikal S/S 12g. Adler a110 Sauer 30-06 - VX 3 Howa 300 win mag. We have a tikka t3x 243 and a savage ww 116 in 30 06. I assumed it was an offbrand. Detailed side by side comparison of the Browning X-Bolt vs Tikka T3. 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