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    Like I posted, nothing terribly wrong with the Tikka manufacturing process, they, IMO, are overcharging the public on quality and craftsmanship by selling an inexpensively made gun at a higher relative price. If they wanted to save weight, they could have used alum. rather than plastic, so cost (to themselves) was likely the only reason for it. If one is aware of the facts and chooses to buy a Tikka, nothing wrong with that.

    I do like the fact that Tikka "seems" to have more left hand models available, at least in Canada, which I think is a plus.

    I have several firearms from the days when there was no plastic on guns or cars. I have no visible issues with alum./steel contact either, although I do understand the electrochemical process.

    I too have firearms with large amounts of alum. in steel contact. Such alum. receivers, trigger guards, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by werner.reiche View Post
    The receivers? I can't find a reference for the Winchester, but the browning is:

    http://www.nramuseum.org/media/364908/Feb%2002.pdf
    I stand corrected Werner. They must use a dielectric connection/coating somewhere. We do that in heating piping when transitioning from steel to copper but using brass dielectric unions or brass valves or fittings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaycee View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Species8472 View Post
    When stainless and aluminum are in contact in the presence of an electrolyte it is actually the aluminum that corrodes. That being said there are many instances of guns/boats/trailers etc where aluminum and stainless are used together successfully. This is because the manufacturers for the most part understand the chemistry and do one of several things to mitigate the problem such as electroplating one of the metals with a 7-10 micron thick layer of zinc/nickel or other metal to prevent the problem or they use gaskets to prevent contact.
    We all realize that and know that galvanic corrosion takes place no one is disputing that fact.
    If you read the entire post the point was not that galvanic corrosion takes place - it was that it is irrelevant because the manufactures use coatings and/or dielectric breaks to prevent it.

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    This thread took a turn that I didn't see coming, lol. No problems though, I got the info I wanted and am really happy with the purchase so far.

    From what I've gathered, Tikka would use plastics because they're Sako line uses a lot of the same hardware, with a few minor upgrades. If they used all the high end parts on the Tikka, no one would pay the extra $700 for the Sako. Ask the deer that drops at 300 yards if the plastic mag matters. I'm not sure he'll care.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdcfan18 View Post
    This thread took a turn that I didn't see coming, lol. No problems though, I got the info I wanted and am really happy with the purchase so far.

    From what I've gathered, Tikka would use plastics because they're Sako line uses a lot of the same hardware, with a few minor upgrades. If they used all the high end parts on the Tikka, no one would pay the extra $700 for the Sako. Ask the deer that drops at 300 yards if the plastic mag matters. I'm not sure he'll care.
    You missed the point. Using plastic to cut manufacturing costs without passing the savings on is a minor thing if safety isn't affected. As long as you accept that fact and buy anyway that's fine, that wasn't the point. The point was compromised safety.

    IF you pierce a primer, or anything bad happens inside the chamber and ALL the gasses fail to all go through the firing pin hole and deflect out the magazine well, they will run the bolt sleeve and lug raceways back to that plastic bolt shroud.

    The plastic bolt shroud is all that is between your eyes and the blast.

    You are right about one thing.....The 300 yd. deer won't care about a disintergrating plastic bolt shroud either.

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    Grabbed a scope this morning. Bushnell Trophy XLT 4-12x40 with DOA reticle. Priced incorrectly at $199, so I got what I think is a pretty good deal. Now to try different ammo and sight it in!

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    So here's the setup. Bore sighted on the bench, just need to get out to do some shooting and make the fine adjustments.
    Last edited by sdcfan18; February 20th, 2014 at 09:06 AM.

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    i love my T3 Hunter in 270 wsm - has a Leupold on it - great gun...

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    Had a fair number of co-workers start or re-start hunting lately. Everyone asks my opinion on what's the best bang-for-buck rifle/scope setup for your average deer and/or moose hunt. I always suggest to them a T3 in 30-06 with a Redfield Revolution scope, so far three friends have followed my advice and all three could'nt be happier with their purchases.

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