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#3048047 - 05/21/09 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 (05/21/09)
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#3048179 - 05/21/09 Re: Warne Rings and TIkka T3 Rifles??? [Re: stevelyn]
Popapi Offline
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Registered: 12/14/05
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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 - 05/21/09 Re: Warne Rings and TIkka T3 Rifles??? [Re: Popapi]
husqvarna Offline
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Registered: 09/21/06
Posts: 1668
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 - 05/21/09 Re: Warne Rings and TIkka T3 Rifles??? [Re: husqvarna]
orion03 Offline
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Registered: 03/17/09
Posts: 3187
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 - 05/21/09 Re: Warne Rings and TIkka T3 Rifles??? [Re: orion03]
steve1 Offline
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Registered: 07/18/05
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 Re: Warne Rings and TIkka T3 Rifles??? [Re: steve1]
Lorin Offline
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Registered: 12/29/08
Posts: 311
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 Re: Warne Rings and TIkka T3 Rifles??? [Re: Lorin]
Big Sky Offline
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Registered: 11/26/01
Posts: 4245
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 Re: Warne Rings and TIkka T3 Rifles??? [Re: stevelyn]
tbear Offline
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Registered: 10/23/02
Posts: 4651
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 Re: Warne Rings and TIkka T3 Rifles??? [Re: tbear]
husqvarna Offline
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Registered: 09/21/06
Posts: 1668
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 Re: Warne Rings and TIkka T3 Rifles??? [Re: husqvarna]
Popapi Offline
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Registered: 12/14/05
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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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#3049942 - 05/21/09 Re: Warne Rings and TIkka T3 Rifles??? [Re: Popapi]
RickyD Offline
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Registered: 07/07/04
Posts: 30843
Loc: Iowa
I have used Burris bases and Signature Rings, Talley Lightweights, Warne, and the supplied Tikka mounts. All have worked satisfactory for me. The Tikka's or Talley's are definitely the lightest. The Burris set up gives the advantage of the Signature rings but the potential issue (or benefit?) of a windage base. The Warne are probably the heaviest of the lot (mine are 30mm), but also rock solid. If weight is not an issue, the Warnes should not disapppoint.

Nice to know a torque driver is available for the Warnes. I may need one when it comes time to replace the factory Tikka's on one of my rifles before this season.
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#3050432 - 05/22/09 Re: Warne Rings and TIkka T3 Rifles??? [Re: RickyD]
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Registered: 01/13/07
Posts: 4370
Loc: Texas
Looks like everyone has had the same problem with the Tikka rings that I had.They may hold a really light scope but not a Nikon 6.5-20x44.The Warne steel rings cured the problem.I am not a fan of the way they go on (pain in azz).But they do work real well
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#3050763 - 05/22/09 Re: Warne Rings and TIkka T3 Rifles??? [Re: jdm953]
stevelyn Offline
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Registered: 08/25/05
Posts: 3225
Loc: Fairbanksan in Aleutian Hell
Thanks guys for the input. I take it the the Warnes clamp directly onto the receiver like the Tikka OEM rings. Correct?
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#3050807 - 05/22/09 Re: Warne Rings and TIkka T3 Rifles??? [Re: stevelyn]
Popapi Offline
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Loc: Oklahoma City Ok
That's correct the frt Warne should have a recoil stud that goes in the little whole on top of the receiver.

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#3050827 - 05/22/09 Re: Warne Rings and TIkka T3 Rifles??? [Re: Popapi]
stevelyn Offline
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Registered: 08/25/05
Posts: 3225
Loc: Fairbanksan in Aleutian Hell
Cool. Thanks. Warne it is then.
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Squished bugs on a windshield are proof the slow/heavy bullet theory works.

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#3051664 - 05/22/09 Re: Warne Rings and TIkka T3 Rifles??? [Re: stevelyn]
Popapi Offline
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Registered: 12/14/05
Posts: 3345
Loc: Oklahoma City Ok
TenFo ;\)

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#3052331 - 05/23/09 Re: Warne Rings and TIkka T3 Rifles??? [Re: Popapi]
varmintsinc Offline
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Registered: 06/25/04
Posts: 4692
Loc: Nomad
Dont forget about the DNZ base and rings. One piece and super solid with no alignment issues ever.
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#3052425 - 05/23/09 Re: Warne Rings and TIkka T3 Rifles??? [Re: varmintsinc]
Spotshooter Offline
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Registered: 05/10/03
Posts: 11685
Talley one piece alloy's work awsome on the T3.

Hard to find anything better.

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#3052436 - 05/23/09 Re: Warne Rings and TIkka T3 Rifles??? [Re: Spotshooter]
BeanMan Offline
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Registered: 04/25/05
Posts: 1517
Loc: Western Colorado
I have Talley's on my T3 30.06, they have been reliable. I put Dednutz DNZ on my new T3 in .223 and they are the perfect fit. They also sit lower than the Talley lows.

DNZ for me from now on.


Edited by BeanMan (05/23/09)

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#3052618 - 05/23/09 Re: Warne Rings and TIkka T3 Rifles??? [Re: BeanMan]
tikkanut Online   content
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Registered: 01/30/01
Posts: 5233
Loc: Rural Podunk Utah....
I'm different.....I prefer the Leo two pc turn in base system (#54447) then I turn a pair of med matte Burris Signature rings into them....the plastic insert leave no ring marks and are very scope friendly...I mounted a set of OEM Tikka rings once...for five minutes...they look like sheeet...cheaply made.......why bother...I just toss 'em....

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#3052815 - 05/23/09 Re: Warne Rings and TIkka T3 Rifles??? [Re: stevelyn]
bh444 Offline
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Registered: 11/28/04
Posts: 829
Loc: upstate NY
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.
Tally lightweight are one piece.I tried a few and liked them best.Warne's are heavy, as said.
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#3053749 - 05/23/09 Re: Warne Rings and TIkka T3 Rifles??? [Re: bh444]
Jordan Smith Offline
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Registered: 03/30/06
Posts: 7896
Loc: Calgary, AB, Canada
I use the Burris signature rings with the offset inserts to give my long-range rigs 5-40MOA of elevation. The nice thing is that the inserts can swivel inside the rings because the inserts have a round external shape and the rings have a round internal shape, making it so that the inserts can pivot inside the rings depending on the angle of the scope-to-ring alignment.
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#3053845 - 05/23/09 Re: Warne Rings and TIkka T3 Rifles??? [Re: bh444]
Popapi Offline
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Registered: 12/14/05
Posts: 3345
Loc: Oklahoma City Ok
 Originally Posted By: bh444
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.
;\)

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