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#7181228 - 05/27/18 12:40 PM Tikka/Sako what’s the diff?
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I was in Cabelas yesterday, sniffing new rifles. I wanted to look at the new Tikkas. Mine has the old style small ejection port. And yes, i did like the new version. Then the counter guy handed me a Sako. Gotta tell ya, they looked pretty much the same. Same barrel and action, but slightly different stock. There was a big price diff, so there must be some thing or things that make the Sako worth the extra cost. What would the diff be?

I have a Sako from the 80’s. A Lightweight Hunter in 270, and it has the CRF. I would never sell that rifle and replace it with today’s pushfeed. Love that gun and caliber. Of course, i have a T3 ‘old style’ in 260 and I’m real fond of it too, but the Sako is special. But...are new Sako rifles ‘special’ or more special than a Tikka? Really...?

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#7181239 - 05/27/18 12:49 PM Re: Tikka/Sako what’s the diff? [Re: 603Country]
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that's a good ?
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#7181240 - 05/27/18 12:51 PM Re: Tikka/Sako what’s the diff? [Re: 603Country]
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Tikka, 2 lugs 70° bolt throw.

Sako, 3 lugs 60° bolt throw.

Sako is gonna be a prettier rifle, in metal finish, and wood.
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#7181242 - 05/27/18 12:58 PM Re: Tikka/Sako what’s the diff? [Re: 603Country]
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Sako also has multiple action sizes that Tikka does not offer. You can get a XShort action for example in 223 that has a 5 round detachable magazine. As far as I know the only rifle that offers small action with flush magazine that holds six rounds
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#7181248 - 05/27/18 01:15 PM Re: Tikka/Sako what’s the diff? [Re: 603Country]
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I'd love to a Sako for the further refinement and action sizes, but I'm more than happy with my Tikkas

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#7181249 - 05/27/18 01:16 PM Re: Tikka/Sako what’s the diff? [Re: DStroud]
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Originally Posted By: DStroud
Sako also has multiple action sizes that Tikka does not offer. You can get a XShort action for example in 223 that has a 5 round detachable magazine. As far as I know the only rifle that offers small action with flush magazine that holds six rounds


Very cool. I bet that is a slick little rifle!
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#7181259 - 05/27/18 01:57 PM Re: Tikka/Sako what’s the diff? [Re: 603Country]
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IIRC you can also work the bolt while on safety with the Sako's, at least the A7, whereas the Tikkas you cannot.

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#7181269 - 05/27/18 02:18 PM Re: Tikka/Sako what’s the diff? [Re: Jgraider]
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Originally Posted By: Jgraider
IIRC you can also work the bolt while on safety with the Sako's, at least the A7, whereas the Tikkas you cannot.


This is correct.
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#7181275 - 05/27/18 02:26 PM Re: Tikka/Sako what’s the diff? [Re: 603Country]
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I definitely have a soft spot for (old) Sakos
I have my dad's 22-250 from the early 60s, I had a 243 from the same era..

The last new Sako I bought was a Finnlight 75 in 270

I haven't had an 85 or an A7
I have also had (and still have 1) Tikka..

Great rifles


I checked out a carbon fiber 300 WinMag Sako at the NRA show that had my attention, except they use a goofy Euro threaded barrel spec.
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#7181318 - 05/27/18 03:51 PM Re: Tikka/Sako what’s the diff? [Re: 603Country]
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the ONLY thing I don't like about Sako's, 22-250 is the slow twist, get one in faster twist in the 22-250 would be the cat's meow
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#7181330 - 05/27/18 04:13 PM Re: Tikka/Sako what’s the diff? [Re: 603Country]
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Sako's will ALWAYS have a special place in my safe and in my heart. My Uncle purchased 3 at the Kaiserslautern Rod and Gun Club in West Germany in 1969, all of course "Pre-Garcia". Two Finnbears (.270 and 30-06) and a .243 Forrester. He traded the Forrester off base at Fort Polk sometime after coming back home as he had bought it for his wife and she didn't want to hunt. But he kept the '06 and he gave the .270 to my Dad. My father used that .270 for every deer he ever shot - most hunts I was there hunting with him. My love of hunting is due to my Dad and our hunts with him carrying that gun.

The '06 my Uncle did hunt with but after 2 tours in Vietnam he didn't really have it in him to kill anything again, never shot a deer with it. Dad gave me the .270 when he could no longer hunt. I also got the '06 after my Uncle passed. Both are still hunted with each year by me and my boys and will be God willing for generations to come.

I know there is a love and liking for the new Tikka's and the fiberglass and what not - but I'll always have the European walnut and Bofors steel Sako's with the original red scrunchy butt pads (only thing on the guns that doesn't hold up over the years). Well the optics were also replaced as optics are a bit better than what was found at your typical Rod and Gun club 50 years ago.

Earl


Edited by Earl (05/27/18 04:19 PM)
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#7181339 - 05/27/18 04:45 PM Re: Tikka/Sako what’s the diff? [Re: 603Country]
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There is a noticeable difference in quality, “feel” and balance in Sakos vs. Tikkas. To me it’s obvious. Actions are better, stocks are better.

Sako AV vs. Tikka T3 Hunter?
Sako Finnlight vs. Tikka T3 Ultralight or Superlight?

The former in each case are simply better quality rifles.

Tikkas are good rifles no doubt though - probably the best value out there.

I have not owned an A7 so IDK much about them. My feeling from handling a few is that they are sort of a hybrid of both.
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#7181341 - 05/27/18 04:47 PM Re: Tikka/Sako what’s the diff? [Re: 603Country]
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I didn’t know that there was a bolt lug difference. Still, the two rifles handed to me were stainless with synthetic stocks. I worked the action on both and they looked and felt identical except for the stock. The Sako had a much fancier, and likely more expensive, stock.

Maybe i could have looked a bit closer for differences.

The Tikka was a lightweight model, with a fluted barrel, and i was really amazed at how light it was.

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#7181348 - 05/27/18 04:55 PM Re: Tikka/Sako what’s the diff? [Re: 603Country]
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A tikka is just a low end sako. Made in same factory. The #1 component of any rifle is the barrel and they both use sako barrels. beyond that everything is a little cheaper on the tikka. Stock is noticeably cheaper and I'm not sure about the trigger but I'm guessing the sako may be a tad better. The bolt itself on a sako or at least on my 85 is all metal where I noticed the last tikka I handled had some plastic on the bolt. It wasnt quite as silky smooth either when I worked that bolt on the tikka. Just a cheaper version of the sako but that is why the tikka is such a good rifle for the price. The quality is built in.
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#7181382 - 05/27/18 06:08 PM Re: Tikka/Sako what’s the diff? [Re: 603Country]
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yep, they have a great barrel..
and while people bitch about the "cheap stocks" they still shoot very well, and I would feel more confident about getting a "good shooting Tikka" than anything else in it's price range.. and even above it.

You drop a Tikka in a nice stock.. yeah baby
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