Tikka T1X MTR or Lithgow La101...

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Tikka T1X MTR or Lithgow La101...

Post by keenstalking22 » 18 Jul 2018, 12:21 pm

Yes yes its one of those again. I have narrowed it down to these two but each seems to have nothing but good reviews so im in a little bit of a struggle here. WHICH ONE
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Post by Gaznazdiak » 18 Jul 2018, 12:28 pm

Aussie, Aussie, Aussie

Never fired the Tikka, but I had a 101 and loved it, stupidly traded it on a 17WSM.
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Post by pomemax » 18 Jul 2018, 12:40 pm

I could not make up my mind when buying a 223 either Tikka or Ruger , the solution was so easy bought BOTH.
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Re: Tikka T1X MTR or Lithgow La101...

Post by in2anity » 18 Jul 2018, 3:47 pm

Have you had a thorough read of this thread: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=9991 ?
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Post by PCHammond » 18 Jul 2018, 4:40 pm

Is there even any stock of the T1X in Australia at the moment?
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Post by keenstalking22 » 18 Jul 2018, 11:13 pm

in2anity wrote:Have you had a thorough read of this thread: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=9991 ?


That one and the other first .22 posts. I was just looking for a tiny bit more info on both rifles because I purchase.
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Re: Tikka T1X MTR or Lithgow La101...

Post by JimTom » 19 Jul 2018, 6:55 am

If the T1x is even half as good as the T3x I don’t think you will go wrong with either. Personally I own the Lithgow and rate it highly. In saying that if the Tikka was available when I purchased mine I would have been suffering the same problem.
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Post by in2anity » 19 Jul 2018, 7:44 am

So basically you want a rifle now, but are unsure as to gamble on a 101, or be a little more patient and wait for some feedback on the t1x (once it comes out). My advice in the simplest form, DO NOT buy a 101 whose first two digits of its serial number are less than 17.
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Post by JimTom » 19 Jul 2018, 8:25 am

in2anity wrote:So basically you want a rifle now, but are unsure as to gamble on a 101, or be a little more patient and wait for some feedback on the t1x (once it comes out). My advice in the simplest form, DO NOT buy a 101 whose first two digits of its serial number are less than 17.


Mate were there issues with these?
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Post by in2anity » 19 Jul 2018, 8:35 am

JimTom wrote:
in2anity wrote:So basically you want a rifle now, but are unsure as to gamble on a 101, or be a little more patient and wait for some feedback on the t1x (once it comes out). My advice in the simplest form, DO NOT buy a 101 whose first two digits of its serial number are less than 17.


Mate were there issues with these?


Yes the first two digits indicate the year of manufacture - anything less than a late 16 built will quite possibly have feeding problems. Sure Lithgow will rectify this under warranty, but you will have to join the warranty queue. And is that something you really want to do for a brand new rifle?
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Post by in2anity » 19 Jul 2018, 9:58 am

How about buy a JW15 for $199, get a nice scope (to be transferred later), have some fun cleaning it up and accurizing it, all while you wait for the t1x to arrive. Then when it does, make more of an informed decision of the LA101 vs the t1x.
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Post by JimTom » 19 Jul 2018, 10:29 am

Thanks mate. Will check my serial number. It seems to feed ok though.
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Post by Nigel » 19 Jul 2018, 10:40 am

PCHammond wrote:Is there even any stock of the T1X in Australia at the moment?

The US importer sent an email to their customers yesterday informing them that the Tikka factory in Finland had produced a total of 300 T1x rifles before shutting down for their annual summer holidays. All production so far was chambered in 17HMR.

They had some sort of design or quality control issue that caused a production delay.

They have a large global backlog of pre-orders to fulfill. I would not be surprised if it's next year before the T1x is in stock in shops here.
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Post by PaddyT » 19 Jul 2018, 12:59 pm

I have the LA101 in left handed and have now shot about 2500 rounds through it and will put another 300 through it tommorrow arvo, it is a lovely rifle , was sorting target ammo a couple of fridays ago and shot a 11mm ten shot group at 50M with SK Match, the action is "heavier" than my Tikka centerfire but very smooth. Its a keeper.
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Post by scoobs » 19 Jul 2018, 5:27 pm

my la101 is awesome :) love it and do not regret buying it instead of waiting for the tikka
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Re: Tikka T1X MTR or Lithgow La101...

Post by keenstalking22 » 20 Jul 2018, 12:28 am

in2anity wrote:How about buy a JW15 for $199, get a nice scope (to be transferred later), have some fun cleaning it up and accurizing it, all while you wait for the t1x to arrive. Then when it does, make more of an informed decision of the LA101 vs the t1x.


Already got a junk 22, but if the t1x is coming real soon it could be worth waiting.
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Post by MontyShooter » 20 Jul 2018, 7:49 am

Tikka will be awesome as always I'm sure. I've got a few.
But the Lithgow shoots amazing and their stocks are light years ahead of tikka for poly.
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Re: Tikka T1X MTR or Lithgow La101...

Post by in2anity » 20 Jul 2018, 9:35 am

keenstalking22 wrote:Already got a junk 22, but if the t1x is coming real soon it could be worth waiting.


Ok, well I'll throw in my 2c then FWIW - I have a LA101 and I've shot it more than any of my other rifles (mostly rimfire silhouette and associated practice) - it's a weirdly shaped thing, but now I have actually fallen in love with the tall european style comb - it is my favourite stock out of all my rifles - feels like slipping on an old pair of perfectly fitting shoes when I shoot it. So much so, I want to make custom, similarly-shaped walnut stocks for my other rifles!

Now in saying that, I also have a tikka t3 CTR, which I also shoot a lot (also mostly silhouette practice) - it has a little built-in cheek riser - which I feel is really important for cheek-weld consistency. It's also an amazing rifle; but If i had to pick, from an ergonomics perspective, I guess I like the shape of the LA101 slightly better. These are easily the two most accurate rifles I own.

When it comes to the t1x; I'm not sure whether it has that cheek riser - in saying that, per design, the action profile is the same as all the other tikka x's - so stock interchangeability is abviously one of its selling points. If you get the t1x, you could easily change/upgrade the stock down the track.
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