Absolutely plenty accurate for anyone short of true long range shooting. The barrels are very thin and did tend to walk after 3 shots or so. I’ve been really impressed with Savage. Next Last. Don't get me wrong, the savage is a sweet wee hunting rifle, but the tikka will be better suited to your needs/wants. Rugged, accurate, any part/accessory/ upgrade you can think of is readily available. Any feedback on the wood/polymer dilemma? I own 2 savages and have loved shooting them. Boyds, McMillian,Manners all make stocks for them. Savage!! Tikka rifles are both innovative and durable, but most importantly, they can be relied on under any condition. Last edited: May 12, 2012. roggom, May 12, 2012. roggom, May 12, 2012. The forend is 1.75” wide at the tip and rounded to a beaver tail that is flat and wide enough to accept a #7 / M24 barrel which is about 1.125″ diameter at the tip of the stock. It is built with traditional principles and modern innovation, providing you with a new level of accuracy, reliability, and enjoyment. I went with a lightweight storm in 6.5CR for my youth and backcountry carry rifle and while I've been fire-forming virgin brass and velocity searching for reloading, it has shot a few .5" groups. But let's compare, the savage you are looking at I would only have the 116 model. Seemed like a good gun to me, I really like the 3 position safety a lot more than the other offerings, it might be enough to sway me that way! Savage Model 11 Lightweight Hunter 7mm-08 Rifle (Review by Randy Wakeman) ... Let's Talk Tikka: T3 Lite and Whitetail Hunter (Article by Jon Y. Wolfe) The U.S. Krag-Jorgensen Rifle and Carbine (Article by David Tong) The United States Rifle, Caliber .30, Model 1903 ('03 Springfield Rifle) (Article by David Tong) Weatherby Mark V Deluxe .270 W.M. cardawg cardawg Member; Members; 48 posts ; Report post; Posted August 16, 2019. May 21, 2016 #11 Randy11 Well-known member. I am interested in one of these rifles and have read a lot on the savage 111(not the cheaper hunter xp which comes with a scope) and have heard some on the tikka t3. cardawg, August 16, 2019 in Rifle hunting for Coues Deer, Looking to buy for my grandson for Christmas,he's a lefty so the options are limited.It's down to the T3X Lite 270 Stainless or the Savage 110 storm 270 ,any input or experience with these would be helpful.Thanks in advance. Great guns. It breaks really, really clean and is one of the better production triggers I've shot. Absolutely a great gun. A rifle that fits like a glove.T3x compact is an adjustable rifle that adapts to its user. 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. These models come with the classic low-angled grip. You are going to get an overwhelming vote for the Tikka in this forum but I'll say that Savage storm would be a great gun for a youth with the LOP adapters. I have a Remington sps 300wm sporter. EDIT: Sounds like it’s going to be a Tikka for me then, with a synthetic stock. The Tikka T3 and Browning AB3 stand above the remainder of the pack. I dont have any problems with my savage but … This might matter to you since you’re looking at lightweight hunting options. But also more expensive. The T3 Hunter model itself isn’t perfect and might not be the best of the T3 line. Last edited: Oct 17, 2016. The T3x Superlite has a blued, fluted barrel and an all-black stock. My t3 lite holds moa out past 1k, despite taking an absolute hammering as a walking stick/hunting rifle. When compromise is simply not an option. The Hunter and the Savage are roughly in the same price range of about 650.00 plus tax. I would have to guess that there had to have been some quality let go in there somewhere. I've got the Tikka superlite in .308 and it drives tacks. The Tikka has the smoothest action closely followed by the Howa. The triggers are workable and break crisp and clean when tuned. There is the Hunter, Lite, Lite Stainless, Laminated Stainless, Varmint Stainless, and the special order Battue. The only thing that I would worry about in a Savage, is how many employees that ATK laid off after they acuired Savage. Given that I’ve (finally) decided on a cartridge, I’m left to choose which platform I should go with. The EH1A comes in around 2.7-2.9 lbs with a 1/2" pad. Crisp, light with no creep. Savage 116 fcss vs tikka t3 lite. This rifle has a 12.5” length of pull, creating ideal ergonomics for shooters who struggle with long stocks.It is suitable for long term use, as you may adjust the length of pull according to your needs – making it especially valuable for young shooters as they are able to adjust it with the years. Anyways if Tikka wanted to do it I think they could get it down there but it would cost money I'm sure. I'm not a fan of their trigger but I'm a bit of a snob in regards to triggers. 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. I own a 7mm08 Tikka T3X SS lite and a 7mm08 Savage 116 Stainless. I should have clarified the savage should only be bought with the accu trigger. It is built with traditional principles and modern innovation, providing you with a new level of accuracy, reliability, and enjoyment. Strong preference for Tikka. Both are tack drivers out of the box, but the Tikka is smoother, more refined and has a better trigger. 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. The Tikka rifles are really easy to work on and there are a ton of you tube videos on everything you would want to do to the gun. I own both.......maybe a few others too. Agreed seems there’s lots of hype for the Tikka and their MOA guarantee. No experience with Xbolt, but have also heard no so good things about the trigger. Pattyville. Looking to buy for my grandson for Christmas,he's a lefty so the options are limited.It's down to the T3X Lite 270 Stainless or the Savage 110 storm 270 ,any input or … I’ll just use that as an excuse to buy a 30-06 with a wood stock, purely as my “pretty” rifle. The T3x Superlite offers exceptionally high performance which comes in a very lightweight package. What do you think? I was hoping that handling both of them would help make up my mind, but no such luck, I really liked them both. The subreddit for long range precision shooting enthusiasts. Basically, the same can be said about the Tikka T3 Lite. I'll tell you the things I really like about the Tikka. I also own a savage 116, not a lightweight hunter though, but its a fantastic rifle. All Tikka rifles are engineered and manufactured by Sako, in Finland. Both will be synthetic. Thread starter Summa724; Start date Oct 20, 2016; Help Support Long Range Hunting : Join the LRH Team or . I’m also torn between polymer and wood stocks. Joined Oct 3, 2016 Messages 78. We take pride in our products and deliver what we promise. The tikka will be the better option for a mix of hunting and target shooting. It comes with a 3 round mag stock. I DO NOT have lots of money so this is basically it and I cannot afford to pay for anything to add to them so whatever I get will be hunted with in it's stock form. I chose to compare and contrast these two rifles because both are fine hunting rifles, they have a similar market price, an out of the box accuracy guarantee, similar cartridge options, and are entry level offerings from two respected firearms companies. Set it at a measured 1.5#'s. Browning G&G Newbie. The Tikka T3 Hunter is designed for the shooter who wants a rifle with both top performance as well as a classic style and feel. With 5 grandkids under than 12, I bought a 6.5 CM for lighter recoil. Now own a Tikka T3 SL in 7RM and also a Savage Model 16 in 260 Rem. He's tried them both on at Sportmans thinking they were for me.I asked him with one he liked better and he said your Remington ,he got his first Javelina last year with my old 700. Watt21, of the ones you have listed I only … This article will compare and contrast the Weatherby Vanguard synthetic, and the Tikka T3 Lite synthetic. Don’t fear the 6.5CM. There are several versions of the T3. They’re both nice, couple things to consider: Tikka doesn’t make a short action, your .308 will be a long action with an extended bolt stop and a magazine plug. Killed many animals. Joined Jan 12, 2009 Messages 6,054. Tikka is manufactured in Finland, but sold in all continents. Tikka T3. I own a 7mm-08 Tikka T3 light and a 22-250 in the model 16 Savage, the savage is a nice little rifle but in no way can it be compared to the Tikka in my opinion. If you decide on an after market stock B&C makes one for the Tikka Bell & Carlson Tikka T3 Lite Hunter Stock with Full Length Aluminum Block The factory stock worked perfect on mine (no stringing due to heat). Just go for it. The Browning's action design is a little more sophisticated than normal for the class and its finish is a bit better. Savage 16/116 Lightweight Hunter - $750 and 5.65 pounds . The plus is the accutrigger by far. Tikka is just a overall better higher quality gun. Ok guys here is my dilemma. Second, it is lighter than a tikka, by just a little. Hunting, fishing, family, raising my son... A lot of everything. If its about price get Savage. Just be sure to check zero after swapping. If Kimber was able to shave 6 ounces from a very lightweight 30-06 by going to .308 then I think tikka could also shave more than 2-2.5 from the standard T3 lite. I lightened the trigger with a simple change of a $10 spring. The polymer stock of the T3 Lite shaves a few ounces off the weight of the Hunter. The checkering on the rifle isn’t as aggressive or classic in appearance as one might like. 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. This stock was designed for the long-range hunter. I did the 50-rounds break-in and another 50 rounds of fun shooting, before starting my load development. Oct 17, 2016 #2 M. mtmuley Well-known member. It’s true that they’re only long actions, but it’ll still probably be lighter than the short action Savage. At least they did have. Savage barrels and bolt heads can be changed at home, so you could turn the Savage into any short action caliber later on. Could get down to 2.5# with the stock spring. I just bought a savage and have shot a few others. Initially, I was thinking 6.5 Creedmoor, but now I’m not so sure. Seems with youth the most important thing is that they like it. The two specific models I am debating between are the Savage 116FCSS and the Tikka T3 Lite Stainless. Tikka, if for no other reason than the trigger. Detailed side by side comparison of the Browning X-Bolt vs Tikka T3. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Action is the smoothest of any production rifle, crazy accurate out of the box. Requires MDT 3.560 Magazine. All use a push feed action with a closed-top receiver machined from bar stock. My t3 lite holds moa out past 1k, despite taking an absolute hammering as a walking stick/hunting rifle. All I seek is your opinion and guidance, and I appreciate your feedback. Tikka! Then I changed the bolt stop to a long action so I could load the bullets long on a .308 and got a 300 win mag magazine. Polymer is also much lighter than wood, so that could be beneficial if I’m having to schlep the gun several miles into the wilderness. Go. 1 of 2 Go to page. The … The barreled action of the Tikka is far superior to the 16, they both share a cheap crappy plastic stock. 1,021 1. I've shot one in both 6.5 creed and 7mm08. I just think it is cool to have the option. Recoil is brisk even in those mild recoiling cartridges, and it is quite hard to shoot them well from a bipod. I could shoot it all day and be happy. Cooper Model 92. mtmuley . Please note: For Savage Long Action in 338 Lapua Magnum: Savage Long Action Chassis Systems all use 3.715″ AICS magazine wells. Both the Tikka T3X Hunter and the Savage 11/111 Lightweight Hunter seem to fit the bill nicely, but I wanted to come to the experts before I pull the trigger and throw some hard earned cash down on a rifle I hope to keep for years to come. You need to be a member in order to leave a comment. The savage is very very light, they are more of a specialist alpine rifle. Tikka T3X vs Savage 110. I have both a Tikka t3 and a Savage 110. I want this rifle to be both a solid deer gun, as well as a good introductory gun for long range target shooting. Sign up for a new account in our community. Action is very strong and tight. All three shoot MOA but the Savage is the best. Works like a charm and was super simple to do. I just feel like my first bolt action should be something beautiful that I can pass down someday to my children or grandchildren. Oct 17, 2016 #3 fishing4sanity Well-known member. The ones I've shot did really good. May 13, 2012 #11 . When it comes to polymer, it’s not the prettiest material in the world, but it performs better under unstable atmospheric conditions (I live in FL, and the weather seems to change on a daily basis). Tikka's have a smooth action, but I'm not a big fan of the recoil lug design. I’m gonna say savage. Even the low end axis rifles I’ve been around shoot plenty well. Almost every rifle I have is so heavy. I also own 2 Tikka's, and they are tack drivers. Both are easily MOA rifles with factory ammo and the TIkka is a 1/2-MOA rifle with handloads. I'm shooting a 178 grain bullet WAY over max for a .308 and the recoil is very nice. I have put plenty of 165 grain and 180 bullets down … It fits me fine, but it just seems to be a low quality piece (regarding the material). I like quality So Tikka, Savage just feels cheap. The Browning's stock and furnishings are below what you would get on an X-Bolt or classic A-Bolt, but above average for the class. My main issue with the Tikka is that the stock looks and feels terrible. I have owned about 4 of each, both have excellent out of the box accuracy. The Lite models are equipped with the T3x synthetic stock, and all new modular features that allow for maximum adaptibility. Tikka T3 Hunter Rifle -The T3 Hunter offers an extensive caliber selection for hunting and sport-shooting purposes. I have a T3X lite in 6.5CM with a synthetic stock. The Remington 870 of rifles. But again it will do the job and last as long as a good hunting rifle. Plus if you end up wanting to switch snipershide forums sells t3 stocks all the time. Cheap. Savage Long Action, Models 110, 111, 112 and 116 (.300WM) Tikka T3 – Short Calibers (.223 and .308 bolt faces) Tikka T3 – Long Calibers (.300WM, 6.5×55, 7mm RM, 30.06). We also talk about the changes in the Tikka T3 vs T3x. Will your grandson get to shoulder it before buying? Re: Savage Model 10 Predator vs Tikka T3 Hunter The Tikka he has is the Hunter model. By cardawg, August 16, 2019 in Rifle hunting for Coues Deer. The T3 Hunter offers an extensive caliber selection for hunting and sport-shooting purposes. I upgraded to a 5 round mag for a little extra capacity. Prev; 1; 2; Next; Page 1 of 2 . Maybe by going .308 there are more ways to lighten then just shortening the action. 1; 2; Next. My guess is the Tikka is a bit lighter than the Savage but it might depend on models too. I personally think it holds up better over time. Synthetic is better than wood in every way, except aesthetics/resale. Savage shoot great and so does the Tikka. Factory trigger is fantastic. I don't have as much in depth knowledge about the Savage guns. For the price Savage! … Recommended Posts. Hunting, fishing, hiking, camping, spending time with my family and my dogs. Re: wood vs. synthetic stocks. Press J to jump to the feed. If in doubt, get wood and pick up a synthetic stock to swap in for long hunts/inclement weather. Maybe down the road I’ll pick up a 6.5CM, but I should focus on cutting my teeth with the tried and true .308. I honestly don't think you can go wrong with either. I really like the accutrigger. I'm a mile wide and a inch deep, but hunting has been the only thing that is consistent in my life. The standard trigger shouldn’t even be an option in my opinion. Oct 20, 2016 #1 S. Summa724 Well-Known Member . The recoil pad is not as firm as the steel of an original Swedish Mauser but it could be improved. The grip on the stock is more of a vertical, tactical style, longer than standard with a sm… Every Savage I have owned shot under MOA with factory ammo including an Axis in 243. Depending on the inlet, the standard weight with a ½” decel pad is 26 to 28 ounces. I’ll have a synthetic stock for sale soon as I bought another t3 for a donor action. Howa has the best trigger closely followed by the Tikka. 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