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Old 05-17-2019, 05:50 PM
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T1x vs. Ruger Precision Rimfire



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I would think that a Tikka T1x would be smoother and more accurate than a Ruger RPR rimfire in 22LR. However the investment is a good bit more. So is it that much smoother and more accurate for the cost?

The $399 RPR bolt gun comes in a fully adjustable stock and free-floated aluminum chassis and it takes standard 10/22 mags. And has a built in scope rail. You can find a 3-pack of mags for $25. All for about $425.

The Tikka costs $469; will eventually need at least a Boyds stock ($200) or chassis ($400); extra mags cost about $35 each; needs a scope rail ($30). This comes to about $750 plus.

That’s at least a $325 difference. Is it that much better?

I have a Tikka T3 and T3x in .223 and love it. So I know what Tikkas are all about. I just bought a new T3x plus a new Kidd Supergrade so price is an issue.

Just wondering if any of you guys have been able to compare the two rifles at a range or in the woods.
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Old 05-17-2019, 06:28 PM
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I have owned both and the Tikka shoots way above its price level whereas the Ruger shot at, or below, its price level.
There are some things I like about the Ruger but for smoothness and accuracy the T-!X was the winner by a long shot (bad pun).

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Old 05-17-2019, 06:43 PM
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Thank you. This is the type info that will help me out a lot. You get what you pay for I guess.
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Old 05-17-2019, 07:39 PM
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I have both also and the Tikka is better in every respect than the Ruger. My Ruger is up for sale on consignment right now. I wasted a lot of good quality expensive ammo in it trying to justify its existence.

When I first shot the Ruger I spoke of the disappointment in it here on RFC. When I first shot the Tikka I spoke of the tremendous satisfaction in it. Don't kick yourself in the rear like I did.
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Old 05-17-2019, 08:02 PM
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I don't have an RPR, just a T1x and a CZ 452 Varmint.
The Tikka is easily one of the most accurate 22s I've ever owned.
The 452 Varmint is a good shooting rifle also, but I don't think it'll run with the T1x for accuracy.
The Tikka isn't as smooth as your T3 and T3x, not even close. In time it may get better, but my CZ is noticeably smoother.
The Tikka has a better trigger, hands down.
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Old 05-18-2019, 04:51 AM
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Had this photo and others for a few days now. Finally got them uploaded to post. This is typical accuracy from my Tikka's. This is with $2/box CCI SV. This is how I shoot and show. 50 rounds on one plate, not a single cherry picked 5 or 10 round group.

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I like that style of presentation, KOD. Gives a good sense of the rifle and the shooter.
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I like that style of presentation, KOD. Gives a good sense of the rifle and the shooter.
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Thanks for all the input fellas. Think I'm just going to pass on the RPRR and pick up a T1X in the next two weeks and hope Boyd's comes up with a better option. For right now I'll enjoy my Kidd and other .223 T3Xs.

Just glad the T1x is finally becoming available on a regular basis. I'm sure I won't regret it.
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I am also in this boat,deciding on which to buy. I am also looking at the ruger 10/22 target lite. I finally got my hands on this tikka and it definitely feels nice. How is the accuracy compared to a target model 10/22, not a 1,200$ 10/22. Trying to make sure I buy the right gun! I mostly will be plinking and some squirrel hunting which is not the precision rim fires strong suit.


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My T1x has averaged .5" at 50 yards for over 1000 rounds. KOD likely has 2.5 times that through his. It's a very accurate and more important, consistent shooting rifle. It's going to be deadly on squirrels for sure.
I have no knowledge of the 10-22 you've spoken of but I think the T1x will hold its own with any Ruger factory 10-22.
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Ordered the T1x. Should be in by end of week. Also purchased a Weaver T36 for it and will get a Nikon ProStaff P3 3-9x40 AO EFR as an alternate optic. Now off on search of a beefier stock. Recommendations?

Looking at a T3 At-One from Boyds.
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Ordered the T1x. Should be in by end of week. Also purchased a Weaver T36 for it and will get a Nikon ProStaff P3 3-9x40 AO EFR as an alternate optic. Now off on search of a beefier stock. Recommendations?

Looking at a T3 At-One from Boyds.
I switched mine for a walnut T3 Hunter stock. It's still light enough to hunt with if you're so inclined, my choice was more about aesthetics and feel than anything else. The thicker rubber recoil pad adds a bit to the LOP measurement.


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A friend brought his stocked in a Bell&Carson stock, it was really nice, not a ton more than a Boyd's.
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A friend brought his stocked in a Bell&Carson stock, it was really nice, not a ton more than a Boyd's.
I really like the adjustability and feel of my Bell & Carlson Odyssey stock.

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