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Tikka factory rings question #6875809
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I hear people saying to replace the factory supplied Tikka rings with other brands. My question is, what's inherently wrong with the Tikka factory stuff?


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The Tikka rings are ok, and they will work. I have used them on the rifle. They work, but they are 1" and fairly low, so anything bigger than about 44mm you will need a different ring.



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Originally Posted By: ChadTRG42
The Tikka rings are ok, and they will work. I have used them on the rifle. They work, but they are 1" and fairly low, so anything bigger than about 44mm you will need a different ring.


Ditto. i used a set just fine until we upgraded to a scope large scope.

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I'm sure they work but I would upgrade. Cheap insurance for the field.

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They aren't very substantial. I'm sure they have worked for some but I've opted for Talley LW's on all my tikkas. I'm not 100%, but I don't believe the new T3x rifles come with the cheap rings any more, so it's irrelevant anyway.

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I would replace them. On one of mine the screws were very soft

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haven't had any issues with them on a the T3 hunters in 338 Federal and 270WSM. I run pretty light weight scope on those rifles though, if running a heavy optic would have sued another option most likely.

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I just don't like them. The screws strip very easily.


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Never had any issues myself, but I don't torque them "farmer tight" either.

Re: Tikka factory rings question [Re: booradley] #6877850
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Originally Posted By: booradley
I just don't like them. The screws strip very easily.
ditto


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Originally Posted By: Jgraider
Never had any issues myself, but I don't torque them "farmer tight" either.


I've always used a torque screwdriver, have never stripped any myself but was always afraid I was going to. But where I worked we moved a bunch of Tikkas and customers quite often stripped the screws when mounting their own scopes.


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Talley makes a set of ultralight rings for them that are very nice if you don't want any moa built into them. But most of mine get a picatiny rail so i can swap scopes around.

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I've found that they work great for making sure that the liner doesn't magically float out of your trash can....

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Originally Posted By: snarkscarbine
I've found that they work great for making sure that the liner doesn't magically float out of your trash can....


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I'm a fan of the Tikka T3 rifles for a lot of reasons primarily accuracy, but they are light and therefore can thump you depending on caliber. I have replaced the factory with the Warne Tikka rings for over 10 years on multiple Tikkas without a hitch. The Warnes are kind of a pain to put on but once they are there they don't move.

Re: Tikka factory rings question [Re: Anton Chigurh] #6900465
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Originally Posted By: Anton Chigurh
They aren't very substantial. I'm sure they have worked for some but I've opted for Talley LW's on all my tikkas. I'm not 100%, but I don't believe the new T3x rifles come with the cheap rings any more, so it's irrelevant anyway.
yep


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