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Re: Tikka t1x rimfire

Post by ClaytonT88 » 09 Feb 2019, 10:24 am

Well I finally got my licence paid for and all that jazz. Hopefully get down to Adelaide next week and shoulder a few. On my list are the T1X, CZ 455 American and the LA101.

Had the pleasure of shooting a 452 American which was paired with a VX Freedom 4-12x40 which was nice to look through so I'll probably pair whatever I buy with one of them i guess.
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Re: Tikka t1x rimfire

Post by Gamerancher » 11 Feb 2019, 11:46 am

So, yesterday one of our local shooters turned up at the range with a brand new Tikka T1X in .22 L.R. Shot 25 and 50 m benchrest on standard targets.
He shot a few one hole groups at 25m and some real nice ragged hole groups at 50m. That's straight out of the box, brand new.
I think he was using RWS rifle match ammo. ( Keeping in mind this bloke is a top shot. )
I handled it but didn't shoot it. Nice rifle, this one had a heavier profile barrel than a standard .22 sporter but not as heavy as my P94S Sako varmint. Fit and finish look good, chunky looking 10 shot mag with nice release and easy to insert. Not fiddly like some mags can be.
I think he paid @ $900 ? Certainly a quality rifle at first impression. :thumbsup:
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Re: Tikka t1x rimfire

Post by in2anity » 11 Feb 2019, 2:22 pm

Gamerancher wrote:So, yesterday one of our local shooters turned up at the range with a brand new Tikka T1X in .22 L.R. Shot 25 and 50 m benchrest on standard targets.
He shot a few one hole groups at 25m and some real nice ragged hole groups at 50m. That's straight out of the box, brand new.
I think he was using RWS rifle match ammo. ( Keeping in mind this bloke is a top shot. )
I handled it but didn't shoot it. Nice rifle, this one had a heavier profile barrel than a standard .22 sporter but not as heavy as my P94S Sako varmint. Fit and finish look good, chunky looking 10 shot mag with nice release and easy to insert. Not fiddly like some mags can be.
I think he paid @ $900 ? Certainly a quality rifle at first impression. :thumbsup:

Was it the 16" or 20" version?
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Re: Tikka t1x rimfire

Post by Gamerancher » 12 Feb 2019, 7:24 am

20? Dunno. Didn't look overly short.
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Re: Tikka t1x rimfire

Post by in2anity » 12 Feb 2019, 7:31 am

Gamerancher wrote:20? Dunno. Didn't look overly short.

Probably the 20 then - the 20 feels more like a "normal" rifle. The 16 is really tiny and feels oddly small (when your used to heavier rifles), which btw will make it an awesome little farm/carry gun...
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Re: Tikka t1x rimfire

Post by ClaytonT88 » 22 Feb 2019, 1:07 pm

Should pick mine up in a couple of weeks, just need to decide on a scope for it.
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Re: Tikka t1x rimfire

Post by ClaytonT88 » 01 Mar 2019, 9:09 pm

Handled, fondled, poked and prodded today. I'm very happy with it for what it's worth today. Picked up a leupold vx freedom 3-9×40 for it to start off with for a song/ package.

Still have to wait 28 days but looking forward to it ask the same.
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Re: tikka t1x

Post by Gun nut. » 09 Mar 2019, 6:11 pm

[quote="Corn"]Gun World Australia in QLD are taking pre-orders now. Their website suggests they are due to arrive in April/May.
$877 available in .22lr, .22lr 16” &

thats too expensive.
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Re: Tikka t1x rimfire

Post by Gun nut. » 09 Mar 2019, 6:26 pm

ClaytonT88 wrote:Handled, fondled, poked and prodded today. I'm very happy with it for what it's worth today. Picked up a leupold vx freedom 3-9×40 for it to start off with for a song/ package.

Still have to wait 28 days but looking forward to it ask the same.


Did you get the freedom " rimfire" version leupold? It has the parallax set at 60 yrds more accurate shooting with rimfire calibers.
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Re: Tikka t1x rimfire

Post by ClaytonT88 » 10 Mar 2019, 3:03 pm

Just the basic version unfortunately, looking through it in the backyard out to 50/60m is seems okay at this stage but I won't know until I get it on the rifle and start trying to hit some targets.
If it doesn't tickle my fancy I'll grab something with parallax adjustment for this rifle. It only set me back $300 so I figure it's not a bad investment :unknown:
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Re: Tikka t1x rimfire

Post by ClaytonT88 » 15 Apr 2019, 10:08 pm

Well I finally got a day off to get down and pick up the Rifle. After running a few errands I finally got around to mounting the scope with the rings I picked based on my natural cheek position when I first shouldered the rifle about a month ago. Now that I've spent an hour on and off picking it up and feeling how it comes up to the eye I think I'm still a few mm too high, I find myself just creeping up a bit to get a clear picture so I'm gonna hunt around for some lower rings.

All up happy with it out of the box and I ran a few rounds through it just to see how it cycled and ran through the mag fine several times, hopefully I'll get out over the weekend and sight it in/get a few rounds through it.
Average pic of the rifle but I was in a bit of a hurry to put it away and get to the shops.

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Also picked up all the .22LR ammo and a box of 22Long bullets which the bloke reckons are nice and quiet for close range rabbits.... :unknown:
I'm looking at getting some RWS and some of the SK varieties as I've heard the T1X's like them. We'll wait and see!

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Re: Tikka t1x rimfire

Post by JimTom » 16 Apr 2019, 9:19 am

Those rings do look quite high mate. I tend to try and get away with the lowest rings possible to mount the optic. To me it makes sense to get the line of sight as close to the barrel as possible.
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Re: Tikka t1x rimfire

Post by ClaytonT88 » 16 Apr 2019, 2:02 pm

Yeah I'm going to do some measuring tonight and see how much lower I can go. They're 24mm and the rings go to 19mm and then 13mm so if I can lose 9mm, which I reckon I can I'll go with some lows and see how it goes...
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Re: Tikka t1x rimfire

Post by Stix » 16 Apr 2019, 7:46 pm

Hey Clayton...how are you mate... :)

My opinion on ring height differs on what the rifle is used for.

Ive a normal to long neck, so i dont have any "low" rings.
When it comes to a rifle to shoot targets &/or fur from a rest with (ie foxes/bunnies/cats from the car/stump/prone etc where you can get a little time to execute the shot), i like a little cheek contact, more so for unifority & a steady sight picture through the scope...but i dont like a "solid cheek weld" these days, as i found a little more consistancy with less cheek pressure--especially good for long head shots on bunnies.. :thumbsup: .i call this as bringing your eye to the rifle type shooting... :)

For a walk about rifle where may need rapid target aquisition...say on a mob of goats going bunta in every direction...i go for higher rings as i find that type of shooting is more like shotgun where you bring the rifle to your eye & shoot both eyes open...on a flurry of goats going every direction you dont have time to get your head down for a "solid cheek weld" with each & every shot & (my experience anyway) is with rings that require this solid cheek weld that ill tend to shoot high on close quarters running goats because not looking through the scope correctly.

Not sure if that makes sense or not... :unknown: its easier to demonstrate face to face on a rifle... :thumbsup:
Im also not suggesting my way is the right way...but it works for me...there was once a time i liked rings as low as possible, but i guess we evolve our styles of shooting for ourselves.

For your 22, id go lower rings for sure...you haven't got " you know who" standing over you coaching for a 1000 yd shot (yet... :lol: ), so a little cheek contact will be good for you...but my advice is to not choke the rifle with your cheek either...mediums might be the go mate... :thumbsup:

By the way, i dropped off my 222 a couple of weeks ago...when i know ill have more time to spare up there ill let you know & can catch up if you like... :unknown: :) :thumbsup:
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Re: Tikka t1x rimfire

Post by SCJ429 » 16 Apr 2019, 8:12 pm

You don't need to push your face onto the comb with force but you do need a consistant cheek weld. If the scope is higher than what comes up to your eye naturally, you will be dragging your cheek up to find the exit pupil. You will find it hard to do this consistently. You can either lower the scope or raise the comb.
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Re: Tikka t1x rimfire

Post by ClaytonT88 » 16 Apr 2019, 9:41 pm

Thanks for the tips guys, and Stix; I'm good buddy, hopefully I might have time for a bit of coaching from the man on Friday but a recent death in the family stirs up the weekend a bit so we'll play it by ear.

I've got 15mm from the start of the bell/start of the taper on the barrel so I could get lows, but I'll go for medium rings as it's not far off my natural position for bringing it up to the shoulder but I reckon I need a spacer in the butt pad as I feel I'm over-gripping the grip, it feels like half my hand is around the grip and I'm flexing my finger backwards to the trigger...if that makes sense. My natural position has me looking about where the red dot is below so I'm not too far off.
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I'm looking at putting it in a T3X Hunter stock sooner rather than later so I may hold on modifying this stock too much so I may just grab the medium rings and see how it goes for a short-while.

Thanks for the input once again!
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Re: Tikka t1x rimfire

Post by Stix » 16 Apr 2019, 10:26 pm

Hey Clayton...
Sorry to hear about your family member...hope its not a big downer for the weekend. :unknown: :)

SCJ said above in just a few words what i couldnt manage to in lotsa words... :lol: ...ah well... :unknown:

Yes i get what you mean re the stock & grip... :thumbsup:
When i cheekily shouldered your rifle i did notice the smallish stature of it...
(I had to convince them i knew it was hidden away & pretended to know you... :lol: ...i just wanted to shoulder one for interest sake... :D ).

Ive done this before...--make up your own spacer with poly styrene or some such material in similar density or harder.
Get some good quality (the best you can buy) painters masking tape & tape it on to the stock.--good quality painters tape will hold well at the same time as peel off many weeks later & not leave annoying glue residue... :thumbsup:

If possible, remove the butt plate & put the foam in between the stock & plate--only being a 22 recoil wont damage the screws while that set up will help keep the foam/temp spacer in place.

Maybe a redneck way, & not the best option, but will get you going...you could also set it up to the LOP of the T3 stock...much better than shooting a rifle thats way too small in my opinion....having to rack your wrist back around to get the pad of your finger on the trigger wont help those groups one bit...not to mention bring on fatigue early--no good when there's a gun in front of you to shoot... :D


Also, that Winchester box...how much was it & did that come from the same place as the rifle...?

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Re: Tikka t1x rimfire

Post by ClaytonT88 » 16 Apr 2019, 10:51 pm

Yeah I might try something like that, plenty of time to fiddle about :D

Yeah mate, same place as the rifle............42 buckeroos I think....
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