Now SOLD for asking price - pending funds.
Here we have for sale, my .243 Tikka 590. I'm looking for £450 for the rifle and rings.
Deluxe version with dark walnut stock & a rose-wood grip cap & fore-end.
3 shot magazine capacity + 1 in the breech.
Excellent trigger, adjusted to a crisp 2 pounds.
Screwcut to 1/2" UNF 20 - complete with thread protector.
Windage adjustable steel bases & rings, allowing the mounting of scopes with up to 56mm objective.
A great looking rifle, it is a shooter as well. Without major effort, I got it shooting into 3/4" & promptly gave up load development & went hunting! As you might expect from a used rifle, it has a couple minor scratches in the stock, as well as a small 'bruise' in the wood under the fore-end, where a previous user did horrible things attaching a bipod! Nothing that cannot be steamed out & re-finished if you wish.
The 590 dates from the days before Beretta cost-accountants got their hands on the Tikka range, & this shows in the quality of the construction and 'feel' of the rifle. In those days, barrels for both Tikka & Sako ranges were literally taken from the same bin and screwed onto whatever model was bening produced at the time. The result? Sako accuracy for Tikka prices - a bargain even then!
It makes a superb stalking rifle - while the calibre lets it double as a very effective foxing tool. I am only letting it go, as I need a larger calibre as a 'Client' rifle for Wild Boar shooting - otherwise, it's a keeper!
Thanks for looking!