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Some of you guys are a bad influence. There was a post last week about the Ruger RPR and between sigfreund and mas4363 you two brought up the Tikka. I had to go to EuroOptic and take a look.

One thing led to another and now I am an owner. It seems like a very well thought out system. The folding stock locks up perfectly when extended with no play. There is a lot of padding on the buttstock. The adjustable comb is fast and easy to both loosen and lock and the rest of the rifle is solid and well turned out.

I do wish I came with a 20 MOA rail but that is easy enough to fix with the right scope mount. The front rail is M-Loc which is okay though I prefer KeyMod, and the two-stage trigger is not exactly what I think of when I think of a two stage trigger. Not complaining about any of those things just commenting.

Hope to put get the barrel broken-in this weekend and report back.



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Damn nice!
Congrats man!
I've heard nothing but good things about those rifles.


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I bet it shoots like a rifle costing twice as much.


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Nice!


Straight shootin!
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Nice! Congrats!
 
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Dang you for posting this! Now I want one.

Congrats, and let us know how it shoots.


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Sweet! Which scope is that?
 
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Beautiful rifle, I just put a deposit down on one.
 
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Dribble.

NOW look what you made me do.

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Sweet! Which scope is that?


It appears to be a Burris XTR II.
I have the same scope in Mils.
 
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Looks nice.

I like doing business with Euro Optic. They are a class act.


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I would say that I'm sorry for pushing any of you over the edge on the decision to purchase one but I won't because lying is wrong Smile and I am usually the one who ends up spending money on something I didn't even know existed--much like this purchase.

The scope is a Burris XTR II in MOA, the 5-25 model. I like the First Focal Plane aspect of the scope but if you are using holds and looking through the bottom of the scope, the image is darker and less clear. No amount of messing with the side focus and the ocular lens adjustment fixes that on mine. It also has a sensitive eyebox. Otherwise it is a nice scope and very usable. It is bright and clear looking through the center. For comparison and in a similar price range the NF 5-20X56 SHV is brighter, has a forgiving eyebox and there is no significant image change from looking through the center of the scope VS looking through the bottom of the scope.

Thanks for the well wishes. I will report back as soon as I try it out.

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Looks nice.

I like doing business with Euro Optic. They are a class act.


the owner is a client of mine and a BIG TIME hunter. they really do run an A+ business.


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.308 winchester ?





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I love helping people spend money.

I'd buy one but I already have a Sako TRG 22 in 6.5x47 (custom barrel).




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I have enough .308s and have been having fun with a 6.5 Creedmoor semi-auto. Thought it would be a fun challenge to identify some projectiles and build some hand loads for something new, and, as such, made this one a 6.5 CM.

Henryrifle

P.S. Thanks mas4363 for introducing the rifle to the discussion. Not to long ago I put a Remington 700 into a Mod-X chassis but the TAC A1 is so much more refined with many thoughtful touches including great quality fit and finish. Really looking forward to getting started with it.
 
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You choose wisely Wink


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Where's the muzzle brake? Mine came with one in the box (lower left side). If yours didn't I'd be asking where it was. Also don't forget to send in to Beretta for your free extra mag! :-)


Fwiw the mags appear to be TRG-22 mags with a plastic floor plate so they won't fit in a TRG. It would have been nice to have cheaper TRG Mags!............dj


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I do have the muzzle brake but won't be using it. I have no plans to compete or to engage in any kind of rapid fire exercises where reduced recoil is necessary to improve shooter performance. My experience with the 6.5 CM semi indicates that it isn't necessary. I also have an idea to screw a suppressor on but, I want to develop some good loads before adding any other variables.

I will send the warranty card in to get the "free" magazine.

I know many of you own some very nice bolt actions. I have been much more interested in the semi autos making this TAC A1 the nicest bolt gun I own. I say that so you understand my frame of reference. With that in mind, the fit and finish, feel of the bolt and solid build quality make this gun feel much more expensive than its actual price would suggest. There is no plastic other than the adjustable cheek rest (even the locking knobs are aluminum), the stock is solid and all metal with generous shoulder padding and most impressive to me is that there is zero slop in the folding stock.

Really looking forward to shooting it tomorrow.

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The muzzle brake isn't about rapid fire. It's about controlling the recoil so that you can spot your own hits and misses on the target. That capability will absolutely improve shooter performance as you can self diagnose the various issues that crop up during precision rifle shooting. 6.5CM isn't exactly recoil heavy but the brake will help, give it a try. A good brake made a substantial difference on my Tikka in .308 pictured below.

Congrats on the new rifle by the way. I'm a big Tikka fan and think they did an excellent job with this new model. I've already recommended it to a couple friends. Before the TAC A1 I think the next best option would be to buy a CTR and drop it in a KDG XRAY chassis but I'm not sure you would come out ahead on budget once mags and a good brake are factored in.


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