- Jan 16, 2021
- Skeena Valley B.C.
The oil does need to be cleaned out of the bolt if used in cold weather.
There’s a used one in store up the road for cheap. Taking every once of me not to go buy it and auction it here to highest bidder .You've found the Rokslide holly grail if you own a Tikka 6.5 Creedmoor ...... LOL
My take on them:They're solid rifles that overperform at the $650 price point. Compare that to the former gold standard Model 700, which is now a dodgy rifle that underperforms at any price point.
I own one Tikka and it's great, but it has nothing on my X-bolt. Both are great guns at a similar price point.
Close to 20 years ago I moved away from the slug hunting I grew up in and bought my first hunting rifle. I bought a m700 ADL with a junk stock and a finish that rusts if you look at it wrong and it came with the super desirable jlock trigger. At that time a tikka was the same price but I wanted American! That tikka had a stupid plastic magazine and the bolt was so slick it had to be a cheap action. There’s still people who have these same stupid thoughts but they are a lot more rare.
I have owned a couple tikkas, 1 sako, and 5 xbolts. If the plan was to keep it stock, I would go xbolt every time. Every single one I have owned was a shooter. The new speed sr is a sick little package.My take on them:
Tikka: better trigger, better aftermarket, doesn’t have the super thin receiver with minimal thread engagement for scope base screws, significantly stiffer factory stock. Claimed to be more reliable but I’ve had no issues with an xbolt that has been neglected for a lot of days wet snowy late season conditions.
Xbolt: stock has better stock ergos for trigger hand IMO, recoil pad is my favorite of any I’ve used, carries nicer with that trim stock and flush mounted mag.
I still hunt with my one xbolt more than any other rifle I own because it such a nice little package to carry and it shoots great but find myself buying and planning more tikka builds because of the options with aftermarket and pre-fits.
LMAO......You'll have better luck pole vaulting 20ft in the next Olympics than seeing any such video.Has the “tikkas jam” guy sent in any videos yet?
Tell that to the guys at Hill Country Rifles......they will laugh in your face.
The x-bolts and old a-bolt 2 designs work well with the wsm rounds. Can't make em jam. I'm clumsy as heck and have ran thousands of wsm rounds through them.No the port doesn’t have anything to do with feeding but it is a crap design for fixing anything that goes wrong with feeding. It also has something to do with ejection. When rifles are built for true reliability what is done to the ejection port?
I don’t know what to tell you about my tikka experience, I’m not making it up.
Short fat cartridges aren’t known for feeding well which is the issue with the 300wsm. I didn’t mean to imply there are others.
I also think a lot of hunters value accuracy as the only standard that a rifle is judged by.
Why should he need to send in any videos? Just to have about 20 guys pile on and tell him he’s doing something wrong?Has the “tikkas jam” guy sent in any videos yet?
Nice mods$650 Tikka T3x Lite I bought for my 15 year old. I got the wider fore end and vertical grip mods plus did a Matthews Kydex cheek riser. Sub MOA no problem and minus the scope, less than $750.
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