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I never really gave smoothness of rifle bolt operation too much thought, but in watching precision rifle competitions in recent times and seeing some of the baulks and stutters that people have under pressure, I should be glad of the Tikka’s operation. Smile

And although I’ve never made a study and analysis of the issue, or even looked at many different bolt actions, it’s never been clear to me why they can’t all be like that. Sako also has the reputation of a very smooth bolt mechanism that I first saw praised 40 some years ago. Okay: What’s the difference?




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I never really gave smoothness of rifle bolt operation too much thought, but in watching precision rifle competitions in recent times and seeing some of the baulks and stutters that people have under pressure, I should be glad of the Tikka’s operation. Smile

And although I’ve never made a study and analysis of the issue, or even looked at many different bolt actions, it’s never been clear to me why they can’t all be like that. Sako also has the reputation of a very smooth bolt mechanism that I first saw praised 40 some years ago. Okay: What’s the difference?


Well my old Finnbear isn't that smooth, but it isn't bad either. My Cooper was the first I had with a really smooth bolt. The others, eh they are ok. You learn to work the bolt correctly and most are just fine but the Tikka one I can slide either way with my pinky and almost no pressure. A world apart from most others.

If Tikka comes out with a T3x Super Varmint in lefty, that will be my next purchase. Heck if they came out with that in 220 Swift I'd happily pay a premium for that, but 22-250 would do.
 
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sigfreund, did Beretta ever send you your free mag?

I'm still waiting, I put in Aug 18th... I'm thinking at this point BerettaUSA is going to stiff me on it.
 
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sigfreund, did Beretta ever send you your free mag?


No, and I never followed up on the date of purchase thing, so if I get it I will be a little surprised.




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Honestly, I don't think BerettaUSA has any intention of making good on that offer. I know they did for some folks, but lots of others they didn't. I thought maybe those folks simply didn't submit correctly, but I actually have the confirmation e-mail from them saying it was submitted and when to expect my code. Opening a support case and still not fulfilled kinda tops off that BerettaUSA isn't interested in fulfilling it.

I might buy more Tikka in the future, but not a dime on anything else under BerettaUSA, they can go pound sand.
 
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Honestly, I don't think BerettaUSA has any intention of making good on that offer.


Business 101: No offer at all would have been infinitely better than one that was mishandled or otherwise left many people dissatisfied.




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