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Ville Roihankorpi

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T3 UPR and other "new" rifles ...
« on: March 02, 2020, 04:49:26 AM »

Hi! Have you guys had a change to hold the "new" UPR yet? Will probably be in high demand once it gets out on the market :-)

https://www.tikka.fi/rifles/tikka-t3x/t3x-upr

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Re: T3 UPR and other "new" rifles ...
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2020, 09:20:38 AM »

They should have been making the UPR years ago...they would have sold more rifles.
I hope they go to a full plastic or carbon fibre mag on the CTR platform.  The metal mags are greatly overpriced for an item that rust very easy with a terrible spring.

Check out the new SAKO S20....that will be my next file!
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Re: T3 UPR and other "new" rifles ...
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2020, 05:52:01 AM »

The S20 action is kinda T3 rip-off by Sako but that just goes to show how good the venerable T3 is. Hard to make it any better without upping the price .. :-)
That said i´ve already ordered a S20 Precision in 6.5 CRD , although i´ll toss the OEM barrel and replace it with a 66 cm Krieger LP in 6mm Norma BR. And about them (Tikka) been able to sell more rifles if that UPR would´ve been made earlier : Tikka has sold all the T3´s they´ve made since the dawn of that model so i don´t think that is of any concern to them actually .. ;-)

I agree about the mag pricing (although those only cost 99 € over here) and the build quality could´ve been better. The mags feel cheapo ...
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Re: T3 UPR and other "new" rifles ...
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2020, 07:02:55 AM »

I just ordered the S20 this past week in 6.5 CM...really looking forward to this gun.

Regarding the PRU...I meant if they built it they would have sold all these as well...I know a lot of guys that love the Tikka action but have bought other rifles because they didn't like the synthetic stock.  if they had this offering years ago they would have increased their sales even more.

Let know what you think of the S20 when you get it.
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Re: T3 UPR and other "new" rifles ...
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2020, 04:02:36 AM »

Will do !
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Re: T3 UPR and other "new" rifles ...
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2020, 03:20:30 PM »

The S20 action is kinda T3 rip-off by Sako but that just goes to show how good the venerable T3 is. Hard to make it any better without upping the price .. :-)
That said i´ve already ordered a S20 Precision in 6.5 CRD , although i´ll toss the OEM barrel and replace it with a 66 cm Krieger LP in 6mm Norma BR. And about them (Tikka) been able to sell more rifles if that UPR would´ve been made earlier : Tikka has sold all the T3´s they´ve made since the dawn of that model so i don´t think that is of any concern to them actually .. ;-)

I agree about the mag pricing (although those only cost 99 € over here) and the build quality could´ve been better. The mags feel cheapo ...

How is it kind of a rip off of the T-3 action?  I don't see it myself.  The S20 has a three lug bolt and integral picatinny rail.  T-3 has neither.  The S20 sits in a v-block bedding system, the T-3 doesn't.  So where are the similarities that I am obviously missing?
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Re: T3 UPR and other "new" rifles ...
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2020, 09:58:10 AM »

I think he means the platform came from the T3 but all aspects are improved for the Sako line.
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Re: T3 UPR and other "new" rifles ...
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2020, 02:05:43 AM »

Did the "platform" come from the T-3?  Or from the Sako TRG? 

It's got more similarities with the TRG then the T-3.
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Re: T3 UPR and other "new" rifles ...
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2020, 07:26:45 AM »

Its really the other way around...

Tikka rifles are basically a stripped down where they can cheaper version of the Sako platform.
Sako offers both a true long and short action where Tikka is built on a long action.
Sako has other improvements on the bolt, and gives you a 3 position safety where Tikka is only a 2 position.

Tikka is Sako's budget brand that is a great performing rifle on its own without the price tag of its big brother.
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Re: T3 UPR and other "new" rifles ...
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2020, 05:09:06 AM »

Like he said above  :-) 
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Re: T3 UPR and other "new" rifles ...
« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2020, 10:18:53 AM »

X2 on  what Dog Down said . ;D
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Re: T3 UPR and other "new" rifles ...
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2020, 04:00:24 AM »

X3
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