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#3048047 - 05/20/09 06:25 PM Warne Rings and TIkka T3 Rifles???
stevelyn Offline
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Registered: 08/25/05
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Loc: Fairbanksan in Aleutian Hell
I have a Tikka T3 Lite that I plan on swapping the OEM rings out before hunting season. I haven't had any problems with them yet, but it seems enough folks have that a swap is probably good insurance.

My orignial plan was to get a set of Talleys and call it good, but while doing research on them I discovered that the Talleys come with separate bases. I also discovered that the Warne rings clamp directly onto the receiver like the Tikka OEM rings do which is the simplicity I was looking for.

Does anyone have any experiences with Warne rings on the Tikka? Good? Bad? Indifferent?

How much higher in practical terms do the Warne medium rings position the scope compared to the Tikka OEM rings?

Thanks for your input and expertise.


Edited by stevelyn (05/20/09 06:27 PM)
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#3048179 - 05/20/09 07:24 PM Re: Warne Rings and TIkka T3 Rifles??? [Re: stevelyn]
Popapi Offline
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Registered: 12/13/05
Posts: 3212
Loc: Oklahoma City Ok
Warne rings on the Tikka is the BEST thing since sliced bread. The OEM rings are garbage PLEASE don't use them they're a waste of time. I told my brother this and he used them(OEM) anyway and wished he hadn't being that he stripped the little cheap allen screws out on them. Like I said earlier the Warnes are the way to go. Good ring at a cheap price!

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#3048223 - 05/20/09 07:37 PM Re: Warne Rings and TIkka T3 Rifles??? [Re: Popapi]
husqvarna Offline
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Registered: 09/20/06
Posts: 1578
Loc: Texas Panhandle
I like the Warnes on my CZ 9.3X62 really well, but I also like the original Tikka rings with my T3. The trick is to not over torque them (see JB's article in American Riflemen).

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#3048232 - 05/20/09 07:40 PM Re: Warne Rings and TIkka T3 Rifles??? [Re: husqvarna]
orion03 Offline
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Registered: 03/16/09
Posts: 3185
Loc: SE Nebraska
I have Sako rings on my 695 Tikka and they seem to be really nice. Maybe they don't make them for the newer rifles.
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#3048527 - 05/20/09 10:44 PM Re: Warne Rings and TIkka T3 Rifles??? [Re: orion03]
steve1 Offline
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Registered: 07/17/05
Posts: 1085
Loc: NJ
I bought Warne QDs for my CZ550 .458 Wunchester.The first set was an older design,and were horrible.Warne replaced them with the newer design at no cost,plus I bought a second set.
Had two scopes mounted and sighted in for my trip to Tanzania for Cape Buffalo.....they worked exactly as they were supposed to.Total of about 320 rounds fired in practice,on safari,and after I returned home.Both scopes have been removed and remounted,everything has stayed in line as advertised.

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#3048819 - 05/21/09 06:00 AM Re: Warne Rings and TIkka T3 Rifles??? [Re: steve1]
Lorin Online   content
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Registered: 12/28/08
Posts: 233
Loc: Oklahoma
I had the warne rings installed on my T3 at time of purchase at the recommendation of the store. The warne rings are much stronger and solid. No problems whatsoever with mine over the last 7 years. Pretty much an install and forget kind of thing. I can recommend the Warne rings for the Tikka without reservation.

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#3048868 - 05/21/09 06:28 AM Re: Warne Rings and TIkka T3 Rifles??? [Re: Lorin]
Big Sky Offline
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Registered: 11/26/01
Posts: 4171
Loc: Montana
Warne rings are like Leupold scopes, Toyota trucks, and the ever reliable 30.06. None are glamorous, but they all work! Must be why I drive a Toyota pick up and have Warne rings on my 30.06. ;\)
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#3048984 - 05/21/09 07:34 AM Re: Warne Rings and TIkka T3 Rifles??? [Re: stevelyn]
tbear Offline
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Registered: 10/23/02
Posts: 4519
Loc: Reston, Va.
I have Warne Rings on my Tikka & they work well. I use the QD style on most of my rifles & install a lot of them on friends rifles. I like the rings very much. Are they better than any other set of rings? I have no idea & really don't care.
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#3049005 - 05/21/09 07:47 AM Re: Warne Rings and TIkka T3 Rifles??? [Re: tbear]
husqvarna Offline
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Registered: 09/20/06
Posts: 1578
Loc: Texas Panhandle
For anyone using Warne rings I recommend buying Warne's torque driver that is preset for the correct tightness. It's only about $20.00 and it really makes installing the rings quicker and gives me confidence that the screws are properly tightened.

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#3049408 - 05/21/09 11:06 AM Re: Warne Rings and TIkka T3 Rifles??? [Re: husqvarna]
Popapi Offline
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Registered: 12/13/05
Posts: 3212
Loc: Oklahoma City Ok
 Originally Posted By: husqvarna
I like the Warnes on my CZ 9.3X62 really well, but I also like the original Tikka rings with my T3. The trick is to not over torque them (see JB's article in American Riflemen).
The problem is not over torquing them it's the removel of the rings that give one problems. They just don't work for me and mine.

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