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Old April 21, 2006, 04:23 PM   #1
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CZ vs Tikka?

I,m in the market for either a Tikka T3 or CZ 550 in 22.250. It will be used primarily for benchrest shooting and/or varmint hunting. I,m familiar with the CZ 527,s as I own two.Never owned a Tikka or a CZ 550.Any thoughts or recommendations. Thanks
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Old April 21, 2006, 04:39 PM   #2
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Both are good guns, but my preference would be towards the Tikka. Lighter gun, with a better trigger.
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Old April 21, 2006, 07:49 PM   #3
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Go for a Tikka, better craftsmanship and accuracy....
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Old April 21, 2006, 07:54 PM   #4
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I vote CZ

CRF mauser action and no plastic.

I have a hard time believing the Tikka has a better trigger or is more accurate

I know the CZ is a good rifle and I've heard good things about Tikka.

Also heard about some burst barrels on Tikka, but that may be just internet rumor.

Since you have two CZ's why not try the Tikka
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Old April 21, 2006, 10:58 PM   #5
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Another vote for the Tikka

I'll admit that I have never shot a CZ, but I own two Tikkas and highly recommend them. You can get the Varmint model in 22/250 and you will be happy. Tikka guarantees 1" groups @ 100 yds, they have and extremely smooth action and an adjustable trigger. I have seen some pretty good deals on or for a dealer check
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Old April 22, 2006, 04:47 PM   #6
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I think the exploding barrel issue was in regards to stainless barrels. If you search, I'm sure you'll dig up the true story. But I'm pretty sure it's NOT a rumor..

On the other hand, although I've heard CZ are exceptional rifles, I have actually seen and experienced a Tikka T3 Hunter in .25-06, which was excellent, and had one of the most beautiful stocks I've ever encountered.

It sounds like you would be hard-pressed to make a wrong choice between the two.
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Old April 23, 2006, 07:55 AM   #7
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Get the CZ if your taste in firearms runs to the conservative, blued steel and walnut, made-the-way my father's gun was side. If you're more open minded about modern developments, the Tikka lets you take advantage of advances in the last 50 or 60 years.

It's not newer-is-better, it's just a different approach to the same issues. My Tikka 308 deer gun works great, but it'll never be as esthetically pleasing to the touch as a well crafted old school rifle. I love my CZ 452 rimfire. It's a matter of form versus function. Can't go wrong.
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Old April 23, 2006, 11:14 AM   #8
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Either way You come out fine.........Essex
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Old April 23, 2006, 12:30 PM   #9
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Either way You come out fine
Yep. But, I seriously doubt that the tikka trigger is better than the CZ's set trigger - standard maybe, maybe not, but with the CZ, you also have a set trigger.
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