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Browning x bolt or tikka ??

Discussion in 'Firearms Certificate (FAC) Guns' started by jonesy185, Apr 7, 2014.

  1. jonesy185

    jonesy185 Busy Member

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    Hi guys , what's better a more popular out of the two ? Browning x bolt stainless fluted stalker or the tikka t3 stainless ...
    I own the x bolt all ready (243)

    Cheers
     
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    nico243 Newbie

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    No contest!!
    TIKKA T3 all the way, everytime!!
     
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    Which tikka have you got mate ?
     
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    What's the twist rate of the tikka varmint stainless 243?
     
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    I own two M695 Tika's one in .223 and the other in 25-06 SS, both very well built rifles that have served me well. But the new Tika is no where near as good as I've compared them with friends new Tika in 270 and 308, when looking at a new 6.5x55. The stock on the SS synthetic is very hard, not very durable or comfortable to hold and the wooden stock look cheap. Then the overall quality was not there, very disappointed as the M695 was superb and if still made would have bought one.
    So I looked at the X Bolt and was impressed in SS synthetic, looked good, light, very pointable and a nice stock. This is the gun I bought and of two friends who wished now they had bought the X Bolt instead of the Tika. The light fluted barrel is an excellent stalking rifle but not the rifle for any kind of range work as three shots max before the accuracy goes.
    I would go for a Browning.

    Andrew
     
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    I've had Brownings but now have 3 Tikka T3s in .204 .223 and .308. The std stocks are crap and they need work on them to free float the barrel. The lugs also wear but can be replaced with steel ones. The action, triggers and barrels are superb. Accuracy is very good, with home loads I can get 1/2 moa groups. Aftermarket parts are now easy to get for Tikkas making them more desirable. If I was buying another factory rifle it would be a Tikka.
     
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    As I have a browning x bolt fluted stainless all ready I think it's a lovely rifle , only downer I have with it is the bolt feels quite cheap and flimsy . I really like the fluted barrel too . The tikka seems to have a better overall review with built and accuracy . If I'm to go for a tikka I would be interested in the tikka t3 varmint stainless ?
     
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    Where about are you? Your welcome to shoot any of mine
     
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    Wales mate
     

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