Tikka M595 .223

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  1. Blackmore

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    There have been two .308 ones on GB in the last month or so. I was able to buy one off there last Fall as well. Keep checking or set up a search with email updates.

     

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    Thank you. Blackmore
     
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    My Sako L 57 #159 is very hard to cock. After it is cocked the bolt is very smoth to operate you can work the bolt smoothly until you dry fire then it is very hard. Are they all like that?
     
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    what Barrel maker for a new stanless Tikka heavy varmit? 595 .223 Master Sporter.
     
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    NickSun, are you looking for a Tikka Continental Varmint barrel or a Master Sporter barrel?
     
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    MASTER SPORTER BARREL
     
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    What do you think the difference is? They're both 23"3/8th (600mm)
     
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    The Continental Varmint barrel is 25 7/8th" in length. I sent one to Lilja Barrel because they did not have the Continental Varmint Barrel contour so I could order a Stainless barrel for a build. The Master Sporter Barrel is the 23 3/8th"
     
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    That's interesting. The spec sheet doesn't show that length.
    http://www.tikka.fi/sites/default/files/continentalW.pdf
     
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    Your right, the spec sheet doesn't show the correct barrel length. Considering I have 7 Continental Varmints and 3 Continental Long Range models and 1 Master Sporter I can assure you that they are almost 26" long. Accuflite Arms has a list of Tikka and Sako models with barrel lengths listed here.

    http://home.earthlink.net/~accuflite/AccuSakoDiscontinued.htm
     
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    That makes me even more disappointed that when I went to a gun shop years ago to buy a continental they had listed, it had already gone, that barrel length would have been optimum, and would tick a lot of boxes.
     
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    I didn't think you guys would have any problem finding those over there!
     
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    It seems the continentals that I have seen have been previously owned by people who are enthusiastic about shooting, and have given them a good deal of wear and tear.

    I've been looking on and off for years for a suitable Master Sporter, but these are uncommon, they will have had a place with the Scandinavian hunting style range days, but in the UK the demand for a target shooting style rifle from a manufacturer that specialised in hunting firearms was never very high, due to proven target rifle alternatives already holding that ground.

    Now that I've been made aware of the extra barrel length of the continental, the prospect of a M695 seems all the more attractive, as there's no point in having a big cartridge if there isn't sufficient barrel length to make good use of all that case capacity.
     
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    I have an opportunity to o pick up a M695 in stainless. It has a laminated stock on it though. I am wondering if that was a factory configuration or did someone put an aftermarket stock on the rifle? Any idea of current worth of this rifle in .270?

    Thank you

    Nick
     
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    Nick,

    Most likely an aftermarket stock. I have a 2001 Tikka catalog (M695/595's) and there were no laminated stocks catalogued. The later model T3's were available in a gray laminated stock.

    I've owned a m695 blued 270 for 15 years. Very accurate rifle, slick action, great trigger. They are about 1 lb heavier than the T3 models. The SS versions are rare and command a higher price. Market value from what I've seen on auction sites is $600 - $850 range, depending on condition. There's a M695 SS Deluxe 270 on GB for $1250 (it's been sitting on GB at that price for a long time).
     
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    My Tikka brochure for 2002 lists the Master Stainless Laminated in Models M595 and M695. A year or two later my local dealer was clearing his stock prior to arrival of the T3 and he had three NIB stainless laminated M595s in 0.222, .22-250 and 6.5x55 SE. He wanted £590.00 (~ US 900) for each of them.
    I bought a NIB walnut-stocked M595 Master Continental in 0.222 for similar money, to avoid using my L461 Vixen on the range.

    Terry.
     
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    I've seen several with the laminated (salt and pepper) colored stocks, but I think they are aftermarket stocks as well. It looks really nice, but I would probably put a synthetic stock anyhow. Anyhow in good condition with an aftermarket stock, stainless barreled action....is $500 a reasonable deal?
     
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    I think that's a very good deal.
     
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    You need to try the bolt on a Sauer90 if you want to meet smooth!
     

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