Originally Posted by SSGN_Doc
I have a Sako, which has a fairly similar action to the Tikka. I have yet to shoot a Finn rifle that did not have great accuracy. That three lugged bolt is just slightly faster to work because it is a few degrees shorter in rotation to unlock and it is buttery smooth.
The only CZ rifles I have experience with are .22s or Czech made Mausers. The .22s are all very well made, exhibit great finish work and are very accurate.
If I wanted a rifle to look at I'd probably pick the CZ. But for running the rifle I guess I'm partial to the Finns and would take the Tikka.
The issue with what you posted is that Tikka actions have 2 forward locking lugs, not 3 as Sako rifles do. Neither has any rear. My CZ is pretty, but even prettier when shot. Again, The CZ Has 3 locking lugs, 2 forward, 1 rear as all '98 actions do. The early Model 70 never would have had the action it did if not for the Mauser. It improved on the mauser w/ the positioning of the extractor on the side of 1 of the lugs, not through it. The CZ rifle completely supports the case head, that translates to accuracy and reliability.