MemberJanuary 3, 2017 at 4:17 am105 Bullseyes
I think this is the first time anyone ever posted this…I wish I could help you out but I've never received any promotional material like this with any of the guns I've purchased. Thinking it maybe more marketing related to gain some ground on ammo sales…
I wish they would include more testing details with the guns to back up the 1moa claims…but good luck getting that information. If they went as far as providing the “actual” test target and “exact” ammo details with each gun, I think it would help substantiate their claims and win over more new buyers…
MemberJanuary 3, 2017 at 4:58 am1 Bullseye
One thing is for sure about Tikkas and this forum, and that is that most people aren't on here looking for help trying to get their rifles to group. You go on any other forum and people are pulling their hair out looking for the “Magic Recipe”. On here it's almost boring listening to yet another person shooting .5moa groups…lol. I love my 270WSM, it's flippin deadly with anything I feed it…I can't say that about any of the other 7 customs I've had built, still own and now sit in the safe because I can count on my Tikka delivering !
MemberJanuary 3, 2017 at 5:29 pm1 Bullseye
Thanks for the replies. I bought a Tikka because of their reputation for being accurate. I just wasn't sure about the ammo card. I wouldn't shoot Sako ammo anyways because of its lack of availability in my area.
MemberJanuary 3, 2017 at 6:16 pm1 Bullseye
I didn't get any kind of testing information with either of my Tikkas, maybe they've recieved enough calls asking what their actual test bed ammo is and so they feel inclined to support their customers (doubtful but hey…lol) ? Just out of curiosity what caliber Tikka did you purchase ? If you're not currently a handloader there has to be someone on here that has had good luck with factory ammo of some manufacturer other than Sako. I'm not in a tax bracket that allows me to buy that high dollar stuff.
MemberJanuary 3, 2017 at 9:22 pm1 Bullseye
I'm hoping it likes Fusion 150gr. I've had great luck with that load on whitetail
MemberJanuary 3, 2017 at 9:55 pm1 Bullseye
I'm shooting the 150gr Federal fusions in my 270WSM and they have been amazingly accurate. My son shot his elk with it this year, and they are HAMMERS on elk even though they're designed for deer. He pancaked her at about 275yds and she never twitched. Her vitals, looked like the were put in a blender on the puree setting. I wish they were available to the handloaders, they don't have a real high BC, but to 400yds we have had no trouble plinking rocks across canyons. To me that's a reasonable hunting distance that's often encountered, and they perform spectacular.
MemberJanuary 3, 2017 at 11:56 pm1 Bullseye
That's awesome to hear! Although my 150 yard or less shots on whitetails is a lot less impressive, I have never seen a deer run any more than 20 yards with Fusions. It's good to see they have a ton of potential.
MemberJanuary 4, 2017 at 5:13 am105 Bullseyes
Both my 308's shoot 150gr Hornady whitetail better then you would think…can't beat the performance and accuracy it gives me for the price…worth trying if you have not shot it.
MemberJanuary 4, 2017 at 7:08 pm1 Bullseye
I'll sure give the hornady a try. If it means one less gun to have to load for then I'm all for it. Trying to keep my kid supplied with ammo for whichever rifle he feels like shooting is a real headache…lol In a good way though. He's 14 and has tagged out on elk and deer all 3yrs he's been legal to hunt….he puts in the trigger time though so kudos to him.
MemberJanuary 7, 2017 at 8:23 pm1 Bullseye
I will add the Hornadys to my list, thanks!
MemberJanuary 9, 2017 at 5:47 pm6 Bullseyes
Tikka and Sako test shoot the rifles with Sako ammo. 😉
MemberJanuary 12, 2017 at 11:35 pm1 Bullseye
If your a reloader your tikka will shoot sub MOA if you do your part.
I have yet to see a Tikka that is not a shooter.
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