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Re: Tikka t1x rimfire

Post by in2anity » 14 Sep 2018, 5:37 pm

Was passing through Bathurst and dropped into the lgs - they had a single t1x in 17hmr which came in only this morning. Had a good feel of it and was sadly underwhelmed tbh - they are overall a very light rifle, but in saying that, all the weight is up front. From an unsupported target shooter perspective, I must say I much prefer the heft and stock shape of my Lithgow.

Also (unlike my tikka t3) the action on this t1x was a gritty and clunky - not sure if itll be the same for the 22lr version, but it doesn’t bode well. In a nutshell, overall it feels like a cheaper rifle than the la101 (but to be fair it IS a cheaper rifle).

Just my thoughts, no insights into how it shoots of course.
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Re: Tikka t1x rimfire

Post by Rapid » 15 Sep 2018, 10:05 pm

I'm actually glad you posted your thoughts on this. I too like a bit of weight in a rifle and was planning on a LA101. But then the noise of the T1X got my interest and thought I might wait until it was out and the reviews started popping up, but if it's a light weight, it won't suit me. So the 101 is back on the shopping list and I can get some sleep :)
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Re: Tikka t1x rimfire

Post by ClaytonT88 » 16 Sep 2018, 8:45 am

1 guy on Fox hunting Australia returned his after putting 2 mags through it. His words on the overall fit and finish of it were "the worst rifle I've ever held"
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Re: Tikka t1x rimfire

Post by ClaytonT88 » 17 Sep 2018, 11:15 am

https://youtu.be/jFcwkEM7pig
Ozzie has reviewed the .17HMR version!
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Re: Tikka t1x rimfire

Post by SCJ429 » 17 Sep 2018, 11:36 am

I could not find the video where a guys said that the Tikka rimfire was the worst rifle he had ever held. I cannot believe that Tikka could produce something that was even close to the lower end of rimfires. I would take these comments with more than a pinch of salt.
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Re: Tikka t1x rimfire

Post by ClaytonT88 » 17 Sep 2018, 12:21 pm

SCJ429 wrote:I could not find the video where a guys said that the Tikka rimfire was the worst rifle he had ever held. I cannot believe that Tikka could produce something that was even close to the lower end of rimfires. I would take these comments with more than a pinch of salt.


It wasn't a video SCJ, it was a post on Fox Hunting Australia's FB Page I made asking if anyone had pre-ordered one. He wasn't very forthcoming with any other information when pressed.
I was replying to Ozzie's post on FB this morning and he said that the fit and finish on the Tikka is nicer than his RAR but you do pay more.

Less accuracy than a Lithgow but 1kg lighter and $3-400 cheaper....
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Re: Tikka t1x rimfire

Post by Cooper » 17 Sep 2018, 12:57 pm

Just by watching the video it hard to tell. But the action (cycling of the bolt) didn’t appear as smooth as its centrefire cousins. The Tikka’s do feel abit plastic and cheap. But I like the triggers and usually they are very accurate.

More intrestest to see how the .22 goes.

The 17hmr doesn’t do much for me anymore. Throw in a dirty barrel, a little bit of wind. Even a blade of grass. The accuracy goes out the window. Considering the the ammo can be close to $30 per 50. I’d rather be shooting my 223.
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Re: Tikka t1x rimfire

Post by ClaytonT88 » 17 Sep 2018, 12:59 pm

Yeah, I'm looking at one in 22LR but I may just get a RAR Compact if the Tikka doesn't tickle my jibblits when I go down and shoulder one. I too think .17hmr is probably something I'll pass on as I'd rather get a 223. They do have their place where noise can be a factor if you want more reach than a 22LR
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Re: Tikka t1x rimfire

Post by SHV » 17 Sep 2018, 2:28 pm

ClaytonT88 wrote:Yeah, I'm looking at one in 22LR but I may just get a RAR Compact if the Tikka doesn't tickle my jibblits when I go down and shoulder one. I too think .17hmr is probably something I'll pass on as I'd rather get a 223. They do have their place where noise can be a factor if you want more reach than a 22LR


Ruger American target looks very nice, I want one too :lol: even I've got 3 22 rifles already
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Re: Tikka t1x rimfire

Post by in2anity » 17 Sep 2018, 8:49 pm

Cooper wrote:Just by watching the video it hard to tell. But the action (cycling of the bolt) didn’t appear as smooth as its centrefire cousins. The Tikka’s do feel abit plastic and cheap. But I like the triggers and usually they are very accurate.

More intrestest to see how the .22 goes.

The 17hmr doesn’t do much for me anymore. Throw in a dirty barrel, a little bit of wind. Even a blade of grass. The accuracy goes out the window. Considering the the ammo can be close to $30 per 50. I’d rather be shooting my 223.


The one I felt was not smooth at all - it’d probably break in with time, but I was a little suprised as my tikka centerfire was buttery smooth out of the box. But to be fair Ozzie’s looked better than the one I handled.
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Re: Tikka t1x rimfire

Post by in2anity » 17 Sep 2018, 8:59 pm

SHV wrote:
ClaytonT88 wrote:Yeah, I'm looking at one in 22LR but I may just get a RAR Compact if the Tikka doesn't tickle my jibblits when I go down and shoulder one. I too think .17hmr is probably something I'll pass on as I'd rather get a 223. They do have their place where noise can be a factor if you want more reach than a 22LR


Ruger American target looks very nice, I want one too :lol: even I've got 3 22 rifles already


So yu gonna get a t1x and give us another review SHV? :D :D :friends:
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Re: Tikka t1x rimfire

Post by in2anity » 17 Sep 2018, 9:12 pm

ClaytonT88 wrote:https://youtu.be/jFcwkEM7pig
Ozzie has reviewed the .17HMR version!

Good to see that they shoot - despite his “meh” about accuracy, that gun is accurate in my books. It’ll probably make a fantastic little carry gun, but just a little light and flimsy for target shooting in my eyes. Oh and BTW, FWIW he said on his FB comment the trigger is “same as centerfire really” so another big tick there.
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Re: Tikka t1x rimfire

Post by ClaytonT88 » 17 Sep 2018, 10:22 pm

Yeah I think the 16" 22lr will be a better balanced rifle and hopefully shoot well enough. Tikka are saying sub moa guarantee so I guess theres that.
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Re: Tikka t1x rimfire

Post by bladeracer » 17 Sep 2018, 10:30 pm

ClaytonT88 wrote:Yeah I think the 16" 22lr will be a better balanced rifle and hopefully shoot well enough. Tikka are saying sub moa guarantee so I guess theres that.


What range are they claiming sub-MoA to though - 100m?
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Re: Tikka t1x rimfire

Post by ClaytonT88 » 17 Sep 2018, 10:33 pm

Mr Tikka does not specify a distance...he just says "sub moa"
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Re: Tikka t1x rimfire

Post by bladeracer » 17 Sep 2018, 10:41 pm

ClaytonT88 wrote:Mr Tikka does not specify a distance...he just says "sub moa"


But sub-MoA is very easy at close ranges, say to 50m. After that, with a .22, it gets much tougher.
Even my muzzleloader is sub-MoA...if you hold the muzzle against the target.
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Re: Tikka t1x rimfire

Post by ClaytonT88 » 17 Sep 2018, 10:44 pm

Haha true. I guess we'll just have to wait and see when the 22lr version comes out. I was under the impression sub moa in rimfire was 1/2" at 50 and 1" at 100 with match ammo?
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Re: Tikka t1x rimfire

Post by bladeracer » 17 Sep 2018, 11:35 pm

ClaytonT88 wrote:Haha true. I guess we'll just have to wait and see when the 22lr version comes out. I was under the impression sub moa in rimfire was 1/2" at 50 and 1" at 100 with match ammo?


That is MoA regardless of caliber - one-sixtieth of one degree.
The circumference of any circle divided by 21,600 is 1MoA.
For a circle of 100m radius it's 29.08mm.
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