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Old June 10, 2018, 09:59 PM   #1
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Tikka = Stupid

Just brought a Tikka lite hunting rifle.
4 little screw in plugs have to be removed to mount a scope.
Not 1 will spin out with a screw driver. Long story short, they are plastic, and need to be punched in and land in the action or throat.

So stupid that anyone would sell a rifle like this..
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Old June 11, 2018, 04:05 AM   #2
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"need to be punched in and land in the action or throat."
If your Tikka has a through hole into the "throat", you have far worse problems than plastic filler screws.
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Old June 11, 2018, 06:40 AM   #3
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The scope mounting holes on every rifle I've ever owned were drilled all the way through the action. None have been into the chamber.

This doesn't hurt a thing, there is no reason to use steel plug screws on a rifle with no iron sights anyway. People just take those out and lose them anyway. Good on Tikka for finding a way to save a little money in a way that doesn't have an effect on quality.
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Old June 11, 2018, 07:40 AM   #4
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If they were in the chamber that would be something. A gout of flame shooting out the top, doubtful any scope screw could hold it without becoming a missile.
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Old June 11, 2018, 09:22 AM   #5
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My buddy has the T3 Lite, and his was same way, we popped them out and proceeded mounting a new Vortex Viper, 2.5-10×44.
Couldn't remember anything remarkable about it.
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Old June 11, 2018, 09:34 AM   #6
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First world problems
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Old June 11, 2018, 11:21 AM   #7
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Mobuck answered that before I could stop laughing. Holy cow!
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Old June 11, 2018, 05:15 PM   #8
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I though these rilfes came with rings. Is there something wrong with those?
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Old June 11, 2018, 05:30 PM   #9
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I though these rilfes came with rings. Is there something wrong with those?
I just bought a new Tikka T3 Lite on Gunbroker. It came with sling swivels but no rings.
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Old June 11, 2018, 06:10 PM   #10
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Yea. Figures.....

http://www.rokslide.com/forums/firea...ope-rings.html

The free rings are a thing of the past. The American consumer hates to get free rings, when the alternative is too mount a pitti-cannary rail and six screw rings with a 50mm scope.


The online Tikka catalog only shows the gastly optilock setup. Warne looks ok.
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Old June 11, 2018, 06:27 PM   #11
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It was no big deal for me since I would have used different rings anyway. I bought a set of Leupold standard bases and rings for this one. For centerfire rifles, I prefer bases that screw mount rather than rings that clamp to a rimfire type rail.
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Old June 11, 2018, 06:32 PM   #12
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Hmm, mine came with a base installed, without plastic screws/plugs.
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Old June 12, 2018, 12:29 AM   #13
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Poor guy. I think you scared him away. But if not, I am willing to offer myself as the recipient of said defective Tikka rifle at no charge. It's just hte way I am.
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Old June 12, 2018, 07:49 AM   #14
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Well the OP maybe gone, but; here is an atractive Tikka. No screws, no base. UnAmerican perhaps:



I have found several sources of real metal bottom metal. Almost plastic free. Just substitute a Leupold and good to go.
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Old June 12, 2018, 08:02 AM   #15
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We used a DNZ one piece mount for my friends rifles, worked perfectly.
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Old June 14, 2018, 01:14 PM   #16
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Next you're gonna tell us that rifle **gasp!!** isnt a .30 caliber! Oh the humanity!

Beautiful rifle. Nice wood.
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Old July 3, 2018, 03:28 PM   #17
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Nice looking rifle!
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