Tikka T3 Super Varmint .223 purchased 1 month ago, love the rifle, shooting sub moa out of box, but less than 200 rounds and the plastic magazine is worn out?
Front of cartridge guide rail "lips" of magazine have worn so bullet nose now lifts up through the guide rail, consequently the head lowers and bolt fails to engage. Have informed my RFD where rifle was purchased of situation. At this rate of magazine usage, given the 2 year warranty, I'll be needing 20+ magazine replacements during this warranty period.
Searching Forums, seems this is a common problem with these plastic magazines, the rounds keep miss-feeding when the bolt is closed. The plastic lips have been gradually worn away at the front with each round chambered?
Either there is a plastic faulty batch, i.e. being too soft, or magazine is not engineered properly, so unfit for purpose? Either way I need reliability when targeting foxs around the game shoot, cannot afford to hear another "click". Why not make a metal top to this 2-part magazine? Have e-mailed GMK and Beretta with problem: unable to find Sako Finland email address.
Upshot is I've had to purchase an aluminium 10-shot aftermarket magazine at £94.96 from RifleMags, hoping this will resolve my T3 magazine issues.
PS. If you home-load there is a very limited COAL of 58mm with these supplied TIKKA plastic .223 magazines