Maybe this has been debated before and I’m bringing up the wrong topic. If you happen to be a hunter you’ll definitely want to check out the Sako 85 series. Of course, Sako makes dozens of other rifles than what I’ve mentioned here and you can check them out at www.sako.fi. Sako bought Tikka in 1983 following that successful collaboration and Beretta later bought a controlling stake in Sako … They don’t make semi auto rifles and they don’t make pistols or shotguns. If you’ve never done so, at least take your light and laser with you the next time you head to the range. Sounds like you have a good problem in front of you.-DR . The actions and bolts are different.....sako's are machined while tikka has stamped and in some applications, plastic components. The Tikka in 308 would have a bolt stop that shortens the stroke. Jason Hanson. What I like about the sako mag/port is that an unfired round can be shoved into the mag when it is still in the rifle. I think if you read any firearm manufacturers warranty, any modification to the firearm will void the warranty. It’s a bolt-action rifle with a free-floating barrel made of match grade steel. The gun is a no brainer but I recognize Sako as the upper end parent company of Tikka and I would assume the A7's quality to surpass that of the T3 economy gun. Other. Those who have issues with top loading can get a 10 round mag with a T3... tape two together, should be enough rounds or? Everything else was identical. Just make sure and give yourself a limit of what you’re going to spend so you don’t end up broke or divorced when you get home (or both. Tikka T3 vs Sako action. And if you have access to an outdoor range head there as it’s getting dark to really train effectively. Well....some interesting stuff. I’ve got to head back and look at more guns, gear, and other products because SHOT Show will be over before I know it. My … You could also get a tactical light only without a laser. Stocks, it's a question of feel, but the Tikka has a flat top line and as you are likely to need to fit a check raiser to get your eye behind the scope, it's going to fit better on Tikka. Whether it’s for hunting or competitive shooting, both brands are the undisputed leaders of producing the best long-range rifles in the business. In addition to hunting rifles, Sako also makes rifles for military and law enforcement. But as I mentioned earlier, I prefer the laser/light combo. Here is how Empire Arms described this 1943 Sako M39. I've owned two Tikka T3's and two Sako A7's. The Sako TRG-22 in .308 is apparently the sniper rifle of choice for many countries around the world. The T3X platform operates on the same long action length, whereas Sako produces long and short action lengths. I've handled both and personally prefer Sako - The metal mag is nicer, the stocks are nicer, the fit and finish just feels a bit more slick and tight. They are sensational out of the box rifles. Much prefer the Sakos, everything just feels better made and more satisfying. Tikka happens to be a newer line of rifles produced by Sako. However, my experience is with the 527 models not the 550's. If you ever get a chance to attend SHOT I highly recommend it because there’s nothing else like it on the planet. All Tikka rifles are engineered and manufactured by Sako, in Finland. He is also the creator of the Ultimate Concealed Carry Experience. Tikka vs Bergara. On the website they also offer training for use of their devices, which I think is great, since not enough people spend time training with weapon mounted lights and lasers. New posts: Hot thread with new posts: No new posts: Hot thread with no new posts: Thread is closed The Tikka is a nice rifle and price point, about half the price of a Sako. There are too many models to list but if you want to see what they offer their website is www.LaserDevices.com. Considering this, you will not expect a huge difference. The Sako receiver requires more machine work due to more complex contours and therefore more time to finish. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register. Tikka's plastic stocks are high end, for a polymer/plastic, but I doubt are as stiff as a carbon stock. The barrels are identical. OEM parts are crazy for both rifles, but as G24 stated the market for Tikka has been slowly picking up pace in the US: Bolt knobs, bottom metal, stocks etc. 22-250 / 14” / 6 / 3 RDS . You must log in or register to reply here. You can turn a T3 into something that one will just about never achieve with a Sako. I've owned and collected sakos since 1976 when stationed in Germany. This does not sound a big deal but it is a pita when you are doing this day in day out. Tikka is easily the best factory rifle on the market right now. Jan 31, 2018 #3 Aussie_hunter_JD Well-known member. The sako is great but it has the same feeding as the Tikka and is rather heavy. Very little one can change on a Sako with aftermarket bits and they are not perfect just like any other factory rifle. The Sako Guarantee, and you can throw in Weatherby also for that matter, is no more than words on paper, and not even a big deal, any relaoder with time and minimal skill should be able to make all but the worst examples of riflery shoot MOA, Rifles today are made using CNC machines that leave tolerances that rifle makers could only dream of back in the day....I think we should get over … It’s exciting and overwhelming at the same time because there’s just so much to see and so many interesting people to meet. In fact, the company only makes bolt-action rifles. If you find the right loads and get good glass on a Tikka, it will probably be more accurate than most shooters. Welcome to Tikka.fi, the official website of Tikka rifles Browse hunting rifles, tactical rifles and sporting rifles, optics, scopes and rifle accessories In 1981, Tikka collaborated with Sako on a prototype rifle series later released as the both the Tikka M551 and Sako L581. Tikkakoski Oy and Sako cooperated on a prototype rifle series in 1981 and later sold Tikka to Sako. Both of these rifles come from the same manufacturer and use the same set of barrels. It uses a Sako-style extractor with a spring-loaded plunger. The stock is made of a combination of fiberglass and polymer and it’s one good-looking gun. The names are Sako and Tikka. Sako rifles are known for their quality, accuracy, and premium price. The sako/tikka are amazing rifles out of the box don't get me wrong, but you can have a better rifle for less spent than the sako. I have 7 Tikka CF, 1 Tikka RF, and one SAKO CF.~Muir, T3 but I’m a lefty and have more to choose from, same as takbok 75 + t3 prefer or go to t3. There are many hunters who swear by their Tikka and believe you can’t get a better rifle for the money. The Tikka receiver is geometrically simpler and doesn't require as many machining operations. First, they make lasers and lights for handguns. I cannot imagine that Gun City or any other retailer would go to the effort of fluting a barrel. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. They also have the Sako Brown Bear, Grizzly and Kodiak for taking down larger game. Of course, the same could probably be said of Remingtons, Savage and Weatherby's. Tikka happens to be a newer line of rifles produced by Sako. Also, it’s supposed to be able to quickly attach and detach to a variety of guns without losing the zero. While walking around the Beretta booths here at SHOT show I noticed two names that many folks don’t know a whole lot about. With the empty magazine in I just drop a round in and it picks it up and chambers it on my t3 x lite in .243?? Well, that’s enough for now. Sako makes some seriously top notch … Jason Hanson is a former CIA Officer and author of The Covert Guide to Concealed Carry. It has a larger ejection port on the t3x so you can drop a round straight in should you need to. Once I finished looking at rifles I headed over to check out a company called Laser Devices. Laser Devices also makes lasers and lights for rifles. Savages are nice because you can work on them yourself. They will pretty much both shoot the same. There are many hunters who swear by their Tikka and believe you can’t get a better rifle for the money. I'm also not as worried if I do knock it as oppose to a nice wooden finish that I pay more for. When I got back to my room I got on the Impact Guns website and found a Sako 85 Classic with a wood stock selling for $1,999. Sako is a Finnish company that makes high-end bolt-action rifles. News, Thread starter Vleder; Start date Nov 4, 2014; Vleder. I have the opportunity to get my hands on a brand new Sako 30-06 action (not sure the exact model and spec, need to see it in the next few days). They are two very different guns. Sako - if the weight is important, I would go for the Tikka T3 Lite - I believe its even lighter than the Kimber. ), Topics: Thread starter JayAdventures; Start date May 14, 2019; May 14, 2019 #1 J. JayAdventures Member. Joined Feb 2, 2017 Messages 86 Reaction score 3 Points 8. Am I in a world of my own? As their name implies, they make weapon mounted lasers and lights. I've never owned a Sako so have no comparison, but why would I need to as I bought what I could afford and it does the same job, from the same factory with the same sub Moa 5rnd group as the 75 85 or anything else from Sako. Both guns use the same barrels and are made in the same factory. I read that Tikka is better in every category. Tikkakoski factory was established in 1893 in Jyväskylä, Finland. 1 year ago. I’ve kept my M12 in 7x64 brenneke and my Sako … Tikka T3x Caliber / Rate of Twist / Number of Grooves / Mag Capacity 223REM / 8” / 6 / 4 RDS. The fluted barrel part number in the Owners Manual was the same for both the Tikka T3 and Sako 85. The Sako 85 on the other hand, have a mediocre recoil lug system, suffers from some ejection problems to the point that I would much prefer the tikka t3 over it. Time = money. I have T3X lite stainless synthetic in .243 Winchester . As for my two peneth, i have one of each.. A .17 Rem c/f Sako 'Vixen' and my most recent buy, a 6.5x55 S.E Tikka t3 heavy barrel and as standard, fully adjustable, laminated stock. The Tikka rifles are more affordable and are priced around $800. I love bergara but sako is the definite winner there. For the extra $600 i would just stick to the tikka and invest to the swarovski or schmidt and bender scopes. If you only wanted a laser on your gun you can check out the DBAL-D model, which gives you the choice of either a red or green laser. 1. We take pride in our products and deliver what we promise. ACCOKEEK, MARYLAND -- Beretta U.S.A. Corp. announced today that it is launching three major programs intended … If you feel that you need one of these rifles – and who doesn’t – it’s going to set you back a little more than $3,000. But I really don't like the actions. In a head to head between the Sako 85 and the Tikka T3x....is the Sako worth the extra dosh? Which rifle would you pick? The Tikka rifles are more affordable and are priced around $800. Of course, Sako makes dozens of other rifles than what I’ve mentioned here and you can check them out at www.sako.fi. JavaScript is disabled. Tikka is more of a plain Jane Sako in a manner of speaking. To me the only appreciable difference was the feel of the stock on the A7...it kinda had that gummy exterior that was a little more grippy. The one thing I would definately say about the Tikka T3, is that for the wooden stocked ones, the quality of the wood, and the layout of the grain on many is not brilliant. Tikka comes in one action size, mags and bolt stop/face different for various cartridges, Sako has various receiver sizes. by Sako in 1943. 243WIN / 10” / 6 / 3 RDS I had a T3 and now have and 85 and a 75. Every Tikka rifle has to go through accuracy testing to prove the rifle can perform under 1 M.O.A accuracy prior to being sold anywhere. Re: CZ 527 Varmint vs Tikka T3 Varmint vs Sako A7 by bigfellascott » Fri May 22, 2015 10:18 pm I love the way my 30+yr old 222 Howa shoots - never an issue with it ever, feeds perfect, just a reliable little shooter (my first CF) and will remain with me forever. Sako also offers the lower-priced arms under the Tikka brand. They have very smooth bolt travel and a good trigger pull. And although there are over a dozen different Tikka models, the one that caught my eye is the Tikka T3 TAC. I’m a fan of having a laser and light on my home defense weapon so I was interested in seeing what they had to offer. While I like the freshly blued and “new” look of the 42 Tikka, I have a soft spot for rifles with the bluing worn off. Joined Jul … Fox calling is the only time I fill a ten round mag but never ran out so far. Looks like an accurate description to me: “FINN Model 39 Mosin-Nagant bolt-action rifle # 230649 (7.62x54R) mfg. I would say handle both of them and see which one fits you better. Believe it is a matter of preference of the shooter. I have heard that Tikka will guarantee that their guns shoot MOA from the factory. Sako can be top loaded, Tikka you have to load via the magazine, so if you need to reload in a hurry it's going to take longer. On many it is not and have seen some break across the hand. Honestly if I were going to buy a new rifle it would be the tikka. There is no other that compares to them in terms of fit and finish. The Sako 85 is an equal competitor for the Tikka T3X. In 2000, Sako sold to Beretta Group. don,t fancy an 85. Posted by If price is no issue, then go for the Sako. One of the few things that seperates Sako from Tikka is a brick wall. This “Satikka” rifle is the root of Tikka’s modern T3x series. Those who need top loading how many rounds do they typically shoot in one session? Fabbrica d'Armi Pietro Beretta S.p.A. VAT 01541040174 | Site Map | Terms & Conditions | Privacy Policy | Contact Us, What you need to know about Sako and Tikka. The synthetic stock is practal and wipe clean. You can ask the same question re VW Passat vs Audi A4. The fierce competition between Bergara vs Tikka for the best reasonably priced top-class rifles has been going on for many years. Sako trg 22 is 1200 bucks more expensive than the Tikka T3X TAC A1. Go pick them all up and see how they feel, the actions are like silk on the Sako & Tikka and the detachable mags are a nice feature to have. Ive got both rifles and there is minimal difference. Nov 4, 2014 #1 Hi Gents (and ladies) This is my first post. As far as accuracy goes both shoot really well too! Their BLAST 2 model is a laser/light combo. T3 the mag has to be dropped out then bullet fed into it then replaced back into the rifle. It has a Picatinny rail on top and comes with 5-round magazines. It may not display this or other websites correctly. It comes with a red laser and a 200 lumen LED lamp. "Sako and Tikka are made in the same factory now in Riiminki, Finland. Tikka a bit cheaper.. but Sako has more feel .. Just dont know how Sako Finnlight stock handle wet conditions..and how it feel compare to Tikka.. odesit86 , Jul 20, 2020 I'd buy the Tikka and put the money saved downrange practicing. 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