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#12151754 - 07/17/17 Re: Sako A7 or Tikka T3x in .308 [Re: elelbean]  
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you can get 2 tikkas for what the Sako cost if you order from Whitkers.....................ordered one the other day for $569 plus shipping...............

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#12151798 - 07/17/17 Re: Sako A7 or Tikka T3x in .308 [Re: bryguy]  
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Originally Posted by bryguy
you can get 2 tikkas for what the Sako cost if you order from Whitkers.....................ordered one the other day for $569 plus shipping...............


Maybe an 85 but a A7 is not double the price or 500 more like some have said here


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#12151934 - 07/17/17 Re: Sako A7 or Tikka T3x in .308 [Re: elelbean]  
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No they're not double or even 500 dollars more even down here where price gouging is the National pastime...

#12151965 - 07/17/17 Re: Sako A7 or Tikka T3x in .308 [Re: bobnob17]  
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Originally Posted by bobnob17
No they're not double or even 500 dollars more even down here where price gouging is the National pastime...



Yeah, they really bang shooters down there in a major fashion. I run across very few straight up A7's with the synthetic stock here, Most are the tecomate or other model with B&C stocks mounted on them.


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#12152136 - 07/17/17 Re: Sako A7 or Tikka T3x in .308 [Re: elelbean]  
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A7 Is a true short action and the mags lock in and the ejection port is way nicer.

#12152277 - 07/17/17 Re: Sako A7 or Tikka T3x in .308 [Re: elelbean]  
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I would take the Tikka .308 and drop it into a McMillan Edge.


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#12153586 - 07/18/17 Re: Sako A7 or Tikka T3x in .308 [Re: elelbean]  
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for those of you saying the A7s arent twice the price..........
http://www.cabelas.com/product/BERETTA-A-BIG-GAME-BOLT-ACTION-RIFLES/1872711.uts
1149.00.............seems like that is easily $500 more and pretty close to twice what a tikka costs.........
Couldn't find any other online sources in the USA.

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#12153608 - 07/18/17 Re: Sako A7 or Tikka T3x in .308 [Re: bryguy]  
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Originally Posted by bryguy
for those of you saying the A7s arent twice the price..........
http://www.cabelas.com/product/BERETTA-A-BIG-GAME-BOLT-ACTION-RIFLES/1872711.uts
1149.00.............seems like that is easily $500 more and pretty close to twice what a tikka costs.........
Couldn't find any other online sources in the USA.


Same gun similiary equipped ? I have owned that particular rifle and a Tikka and know the differences , do you?

Pull up a plain Sako A7 and a Tikka T3x synthetic and tell us

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#12153915 - 07/18/17 Re: Sako A7 or Tikka T3x in .308 [Re: elelbean]  
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Yep, less than $250 difference.......Hb

#12153971 - 07/18/17 Re: Sako A7 or Tikka T3x in .308 [Re: VaHillbilly]  
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Originally Posted by VaHillbilly
Yep, less than $250 difference.......Hb



I had that big game A7 , I did not think it was worth the money , not to mention that the Big game comes with a fluted barrel and is stainless. Last I checked the t3x stainless was more in the 700 dollar range and the superlight 749 from SW.


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#12154154 - 07/18/17 Re: Sako A7 or Tikka T3x in .308 [Re: elelbean]  
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Yeah the last Superlite I bought from SW was $749........I see regular (not Big Gsme) Sako A7 Stainless models on GB for $899-$998......My money would just buy another Tikka Superlite for $749, and if your not in a hurry SW will run them on special for $699 from time to time.......Hb

#12154248 - 07/18/17 Re: Sako A7 or Tikka T3x in .308 [Re: VaHillbilly]  
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Originally Posted by VaHillbilly
Yeah the last Superlite I bought from SW was $749........I see regular (not Big Gsme) Sako A7 Stainless models on GB for $899-$998......My money would just buy another Tikka Superlite for $749, and if your not in a hurry SW will run them on special for $699 from time to time.......Hb


Looking for a Tikka T3x in 7mag. The Roanoke store has one in stock....................unfortunately laugh


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#12154693 - 07/19/17 Re: Sako A7 or Tikka T3x in .308 [Re: elelbean]  
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Ha! I know the feeling, I too have been considering a run to Roanoke for a Superlite in 30-06.........Hb

#12154794 - 07/19/17 Re: Sako A7 or Tikka T3x in .308 [Re: elelbean]  
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All I know is that I have a Tikka T3X stainless steel lite sitting at my FFL waiting for me to pick up that I paid $569 plus shipping for, and the fee my FFL will charge to do the paper work, so say $600..
you have to request the price to be emailed to you, but the price I got was 569.........so if the regular A7s are running 1k, then that seems like about like a $500 difference by the time tax is thrown in there..........and not but about $100 difference from being double the price.........

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Originally Posted by bryguy
All I know is that I have a Tikka T3X stainless steel lite sitting at my FFL waiting for me to pick up that I paid $569 plus shipping for, and the fee my FFL will charge to do the paper work, so say $600..
you have to request the price to be emailed to you, but the price I got was 569.........so if the regular A7s are running 1k, then that seems like about like a $500 difference by the time tax is thrown in there..........and not but about $100 difference from being double the price.........


Not to beat this dead horse anymore but 569 for a T3x stainless steel lite sounds awfully low and of course your pricing of the regular A7 seems to be way high. Lets discuss real world vs fairy tale pricing . I bought a Weatherby Mark V a few months back for 599 doesn't mean they all sell for that little.


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#12155148 - 07/19/17 Re: Sako A7 or Tikka T3x in .308 [Re: elelbean]  
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IMO the A7's are nicer rifles but I don't think they shoot any better on average than the T3's. Yes, the A7 is available in a true short action but, the difference in weight between them and the T3 Lite isn't really worth discussing. The original weight difference between my A7S SS .308 with Talley LW and Kahles AH 3-9x42 and my T3 Lite SS in 6.5x55 with Millett rings (I know) and Zeiss Diavari C 3-9x36 was about 0.2 lbs. I have since dropped the A7 into a B&C Medalist and it lost another 0.2 lbs. I don't think either is a bad choice just depends on what you prefer about each rifle. I personally own the T3 Lite SS, a Sako A7S Tecomate, a Sako A7S Big Game and a standard A7S SS. I would not hesitate to buy another T3(x) Lite SS if there was a good deal or one in a caliber I was interested in. I have contemplated getting a T3(x) Lite SS in .243 for my daughter to see if I could get my Model 70 PF Featherweight in 6mm Rem. back.


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#12155319 - 07/19/17 Re: Sako A7 or Tikka T3x in .308 [Re: Oldelkhunter]  
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Originally Posted by Oldelkhunter
Originally Posted by bryguy
All I know is that I have a Tikka T3X stainless steel lite sitting at my FFL waiting for me to pick up that I paid $569 plus shipping for, and the fee my FFL will charge to do the paper work, so say $600..
you have to request the price to be emailed to you, but the price I got was 569.........so if the regular A7s are running 1k, then that seems like about like a $500 difference by the time tax is thrown in there..........and not but about $100 difference from being double the price.........


Not to beat this dead horse anymore but 569 for a T3x stainless steel lite sounds awfully low and of course your pricing of the regular A7 seems to be way high. Lets discuss real world vs fairy tale pricing . I bought a Weatherby Mark V a few months back for 599 doesn't mean they all sell for that little.

All I can tell you is go to Whitakers guns website and request a price for the T3X stainless lite and they will email you the price.......I attached the email quote I received last week..........and I was using what you and VAhillbilly were saying the price for the A7 was........honestly I havent seen any Sakos in the local shops around here, except for the occasional used one, so I have no idea what they would be priced new around here..

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Originally Posted by bryguy
All I know is that I have a Tikka T3X stainless steel lite sitting at my FFL waiting for me to pick up that I paid $569 plus shipping for, and the fee my FFL will charge to do the paper work, so say $600..
you have to request the price to be emailed to you, but the price I got was 569.........so if the regular A7s are running 1k, then that seems like about like a $500 difference by the time tax is thrown in there..........and not but about $100 difference from being double the price.........

Wow! A new Tikka T3X lite stainless for $569? You got a smokin deal on that, I looked on GB just for chits and giggles and the cheapest T3x lite stainless i could find was $650 + shipping not to mention FFL fee, I did find a T3x blue synthetic for $529 + shipping.....not many A7 stainless were listed but the cheapest I could find was $898 with free shipping.....A price difference of around $250.......Enjoy your new Tikka, I bet she will shoot.......Hb

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Lol try $1080 plus tax and shipping for a tikka T3x stainless synthetic here....I wish we had ur prices


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Originally Posted by jeeper
Tikka is my pick.

No question - lighter and cheaper are you fine points to win the debate.


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#12158079 - 07/20/17 Re: Sako A7 or Tikka T3x in .308 [Re: elelbean]  
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I went with the Sako A7 RoughTec in 308. Some things that made a difference to me:

Short action
Magazine can be top loaded and the retention system is good
Standard style scope tapping vs proprietary system on Tikka
Much nicer stock IMO
Shorter bolt throw since it is a three lug design as on the Sako 85
Bolt is locked closed on loaded chamber and includes a button to release without disengaging the safety
5 shot MOA guaranty vs 3 on Tikka, same barrels though so.......

#12158262 - 07/20/17 Re: Sako A7 or Tikka T3x in .308 [Re: VaHillbilly]  
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Originally Posted by VaHillbilly
Originally Posted by bryguy
All I know is that I have a Tikka T3X stainless steel lite sitting at my FFL waiting for me to pick up that I paid $569 plus shipping for, and the fee my FFL will charge to do the paper work, so say $600..
you have to request the price to be emailed to you, but the price I got was 569.........so if the regular A7s are running 1k, then that seems like about like a $500 difference by the time tax is thrown in there..........and not but about $100 difference from being double the price.........

Wow! A new Tikka T3X lite stainless for $569? You got a smokin deal on that, I looked on GB just for chits and giggles and the cheapest T3x lite stainless i could find was $650 + shipping not to mention FFL fee, I did find a T3x blue synthetic for $529 + shipping.....not many A7 stainless were listed but the cheapest I could find was $898 with free shipping.....A price difference of around $250.......Enjoy your new Tikka, I bet she will shoot.......Hb


Here's another place you can get a T3x for $550-ish: http://www.keithssporting.com/


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