10 responses to “Tikka T3x Tac A1 Review: 6.5 Creedmoor”
Thanks for the review Rob. It came at just the right time. I have been trying to decide between the Tikka T3X Tac A1 and the Bergara Premier LRP in 6.5 Creedmoor. Basically the same price and minor differences between them. Even with your great review I think I will go with the Bergara in 6.5 based on builtin 20 MOA and ability to use non-proprietary mags.
Recently picked up a Tikka T3x Tac A1 and couldn’t be happier. I compared it to the Ruger and there is simply NO comparison between the two. The Tikka so far outclasses the Ruger product that it’s a no brainer to select the Tikka.
I’ve no experience with the Begara. I’m very happy with my Tikka and Nightforce ATACR 4 x 16 scope. It’s a perfect combination. Appreciate your review Rob. OneTwoBang…let us know how the Begara turns out.
So it took me some time to get my 6.5 Creedmoor Bergara LRP 24″ inch setup. I mounted a Vortex Viper PST Gen II 5-25×50 optic on it and added a Patriot Ordnance tri-port muzzle brake and Harris bipod. Took 10 different handload recipes (5 rounds each) based on Hornady 147 grain ELD Match bullets and Lapua SRP brass and went to the local 100 yard indoor range to find the magic powder load for this rifle. The winning mixture produced a 5 round group measuring 0.432 MOA using only the bipod. It was the eighth group so the barrel was dirty. This bested the Bergara 3 riund factory certified target (fully sandbagged) group of 0.469. All in all an excellent platform that exceeds my abilities at the moment. With a bit more practice I believe that I can get the MOA down to the low 0.3s consistently. My next purchase will be a Tikka T3X TAC A1 in 308 with a 24″ barrel. You can’t go wrong with either rifle. The AK is still my close range platform of choice.
Thanks – great review. Like others, I’m trying to decide between this Tikka, and either the Bergara LRP, or possibly even the LRP Elite. Would you choose the Tikka over the LRP? If not, would the Elite be worth the extra money?