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Joemiami 11-21-2019 12:47 AM

Tikka T1X .22LR issues?
 
Hi guys Iím interested in a Tikka T1X, it would be my fist bolt action .22LR.
The problem is that I have been monitoring the forum snipershide.com (among other forums) where they have a 60+ page section with hundreds of threads dedicated to the T1X with dozens of shooters reporting numerous issues with stoppages specially FTF and FTE.
Some guys have anywhere from 5% to 10% failures almost every time they go out.
Many rifles have been sent back to Beretta with little o no improvement whatsoever.
The outrage starts Around page 25 in June-July of this year As people started to finally get their hands on their new rifles and thatís when the disappointment, and the outrage, begins.
Beretta at first thought it was the magazine but the shooters think otherwise.
Some owners report issues with 5 or 6 different mags.
Anybody here with any experiences, Good or bad?
I guess Iíll wait for the issues to be resolved. If they donít improve, I guess I will have to buy a CZ 457.


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Noknot 11-21-2019 08:24 AM

Ive had no problems with mine what so ever. I have heard of problems with magazines. I have 3 magazines and one will just hold 9 rounds instead of 10. Like I stated the rifle has given me no problems. No matter what, whenever a new rifle comes out from any company, even CZ, you are going to read of people having problems. They are mass produced.

GladesGuy 11-21-2019 08:33 AM

I've read that thread and if I remember correctly the only recurring problem is ejection with the wire style ejector. Most owners were able to fix the problem by adjusting the wire. I plan on buying the Tikka so I have been following the comments and all I can say is that they have not dissuaded me. Accuracy is spectacular for a .22 rifle at that price point. As to magazines, every brand can have problems with magazines that can be resolved pretty easily.

justinp61 11-21-2019 08:37 AM

I bought one in August and it's been great. It has never had a FTE an dif you use just a little force it feeds fine. It's a lot of rifle for the money, my buddy bought a new 457 American and so far it hasn't been able to out shoot my T1X.

cabin22 11-21-2019 09:21 AM

I've had mine to the range five times since buying it in March and put almost 500 rounds through it without any problems whatsoever. It is accurate, smooth, and has a good trigger. The magazine loads easily and feeds reliably. The only mod I made was to swap in a T3 butt pad to lengthen the pull a little. This rifle has been great, and turns in 0.5" - 0.7" 5-shot groups with CCI SV, SK+, and Tac 22 at 50 yards, even with me shooting it using a 9 power scope.

In short, buy one, you'll like it.

DGF 11-21-2019 12:51 PM

No problems with mine of any kind.

Jack_L 11-21-2019 01:27 PM

I have a T1X in an Orxy chassis.
Shoots Eley Tenex and SK Biathlon Sport into 0.5" or less consistently at 50 yards.
Have had some ejection problems with some greasier match cases when operating the bolt handle rapidly, but not with Tenex or the SK Biathlon.
Have had some failure to feed, but seems magazine related. I am going to clean up the front wall edge of the problem magazines once identified certainly and see if that makes any difference.

Overall, I consider it a solid cost to performance value.

Gutley 11-21-2019 01:30 PM

No problems what so ever. Chambers fine, no FTF, no FTE. Have purchased 5 additional mags through Beretta and all work flawlessly as does the one that came with the rifle. I shoot BR competition with mine and it holds its own with Kimbers, Winchester 52ís, Martiniís, CZís, RPRís and Anschutz. All magazines hold all 10 rounds with no problem or need to force 10th round in.

DavoM 11-21-2019 02:57 PM

We have four at the club at the moment. One is a club gun and the others privately owned. No issues at all with any of them and one recently took out the club medal for KYL style shoot.
One club member has purchased several magazines and to date no problems. Those that have the T1x rate them very highly.

catbird 11-21-2019 07:18 PM

I got mine in March and quickly switched the barrel to a Volquartsen .17 HM2/Mach2 barrel. I have had absolutely no problems.

flangster 11-21-2019 07:51 PM

No problems here. Nice, accurate rifle.

Joemiami 11-22-2019 02:46 AM

I would like to thank all of you for your replies. Iím encouraged by all the positive feedback and, after doing some more research, Iím planning to get a T1X in the spring.
Tikkas have a great reputation and Beretta ďusuallyĒ stands behind the products.



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Joemiami 11-22-2019 02:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GladesGuy (Post 11677783)
I've read that thread and if I remember correctly the only recurring problem is ejection with the wire style ejector. Most owners were able to fix the problem by adjusting the wire. I plan on buying the Tikka so I have been following the comments and all I can say is that they have not dissuaded me. Accuracy is spectacular for a .22 rifle at that price point. As to magazines, every brand can have problems with magazines that can be resolved pretty easily.



Yes I remember a couple of guys trying to show everybody else how to fix the issues, with pics and everything.
Iím not a gun smith but Iím pretty sure I could have a go at it.
Question: would that VOID a warranty?


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cabin22 11-22-2019 09:49 AM

Joemiami - Don't worry about something that hasn't happened. Wait until you get your new gun next spring, shoot it, and you may find it has zero problems.

john the plinker 11-23-2019 07:53 PM

I've had one FTF with mine, but it was a round that was damaged out of the box and probably should have just been pitched. To the rifles credit, it fed and fired several other rounds that were also not in the best condition.
Otherwise, accuracy has been stellar, even with ammo that doesn't have the best reputation.

Gutley 11-29-2019 01:46 PM

Follow up with interesting results
 
I have been shooting CCI-SV exclusively at our 50 yd BR competitions with very good results. At two of my recent practice sessions, the results were pretty poor. Enough so that I purchased some Norma Match and SK Biathlon Sport based on threads here. Went to range today and tried both. Norma Match was poor at best, with 3 FTEís out of 30 rounds. No consistency in accuracy or groupings. Switched to SK and after re-zeroing, was very impressed. 7-center cut bulls, 8-10 rings, 6-9 rings and 4-8 rings. Results are as good as I was getting with CCI-SV. No FTE, no FTF. Was shooting USBR Targets.
Also noted difficulty getting 10th round of both Norma and SK in clips. CCI was never a struggle. I have 6 clips and difficulty was consistent in each.
Will shoot the SK Biathlon Sport in my match Wednesday and post results and targets.

justinp61 11-29-2019 02:44 PM

Try some SK Standard Plus, my rifle shoots it well.

Crowkiller 12-02-2019 04:05 PM

I've had mine for about a year now, with absolutely no problems with feeding or ejection. It is the smoothest feeding 22 I own.
I did have a problem with cold bore fliers, but now that I have really scrubbed the chamber and throat area they seem to have disappeared. I got big slivers of lead out the first time I really scrubbed it with a bore brush!

kisssofdeath 12-06-2019 07:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by catbird (Post 11678301)
I got mine in March and quickly switched the barrel to a Volquartsen .17 HM2/Mach2 barrel. I have had absolutely no problems.

I'm interested in this HM2 barrel for the Tikka T1x from Volquartsen. Tell me more about it if you see this. I will call Volquartsen on Monday regardless.

cahillxd 12-08-2019 01:18 PM

Never has an issue with feeding, or ejecting.

superdave001 12-09-2019 05:42 PM

Got about 500 rounds down range so far, (all CCI-SV) and no issues of any kind. Always shoot suppressed and always get a first round, cold barrel, cold suppressor flyer. After that, it consistently shoots sub MOA easily. Biggest problem with accuracy is the guy squeezing the trigger - me. I love it and don't believe you can even come close to the accuracy at the price point of this rifle. My RAR is close, but not as consistent. You will be pleased...

cahillxd 12-09-2019 06:42 PM

As for ammo, mine has been very good with RWS special match, RWS R50, Eley team, SK Pistol match and pistol match extra, SK rifle match, and is fairly good with CCI SV.

I have some SK STD + that I have yet to use, and maybe a couple of other flavors that I still need to open up and try.

Booner1334 12-12-2019 01:33 AM

I had problems with feeding when I first got the rifle. The bolt would pick up the round out of the msg and the round would feed high and miss the chamber and stand up vertical. This happened about every 20-30 rounds. I fixed it by backing off the front action screw to about 25 inch pounds. I seem to remember the owners manual recommend 60-65 inch pounds (?) I don't think that much pressure is needed on a. 22LR action, and since I back my action screws off I haven't had a feeding problem. Every once in a while, the extraction is a little weak, but I could not be running my bolt fast enough. The rifle's saving grace is that's it accurate with any ammo I put in it, so despite the occasional ejection issues, I'm keeping it.

chilly807 12-12-2019 06:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Booner1334 (Post 11700249)
Every once in a while, the extraction is a little weak, but I could not be running my bolt fast enough.

You're better off moving the bolt slowly. That gives the ejector spring more time to flick the case out of the action.

Very different ejection system on these rifles.

bowwild 12-12-2019 05:26 PM

I've had no issues with mine. I modified the mag to make it less protruding.


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