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Old 08-22-2011, 02:02 PM
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Tikka Help

Just picked up a T3 Lite in .223 as a training rifle. I've shot Tikka rifles before but never owned or set one up. Several questions about the rifle:

1) Putting a VX III 6.5-20x40 on it from another rig. What rings do I need to work with the integral base? I've been told the factory ones are not reliable.

2) Likely will not hand load for this rifle as I am trying to concentrate on handloads for other rigs. Twist is 1:9 and I have Hdy. 75 and Fed 69 gr. factory ammo. Any suggestions on what they usually like?

3) I checked Midway and spare magazines are expensive and "Coming Soon." Any alternatives?

Thanks for any help!
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Old 08-25-2011, 09:36 AM
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Re: Tikka Help

bump for info
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Old 08-25-2011, 09:46 AM
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Re: Tikka Help

i've used the factory rings on my tikka in 270win and had no problems with them at all... fwiw.
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Old 08-25-2011, 10:42 AM
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Re: Tikka Help

Follow up...

Other folks I have spoken to are about 50/50 on using the factory rings. I found out that Deadnutz and EGW both make base and ring sets that will work with Tikkas. I have a set on the way from Deadnutz (no problem with EGW I just wanted to see what Deadnutz product looks like) and will report back.
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Old 08-25-2011, 08:59 PM
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Re: Tikka Help

I didn't like the tikka mounts on mine so I went with a set of leupolds. just make sure your screws are in the right holes. When I mounted mine they were backwards and the bolt wouldn't close. Rooky mistake, lesson learned. I am very satisfied with them though. I think they are the same as the rem. 700 mounts. I couldn't find bases for my tikka at the time.
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Old 08-26-2011, 03:43 PM
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Re: Tikka Help

Talley lightweight rings/bases (one piece).
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Old 08-26-2011, 05:36 PM
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Re: Tikka Help

The 223 stainless lite I have just loves Fiocchi 55gr sp, otherwise she is finicky and didn't like 75gr hornady hp.
mounted a stainless roedale rail, makes swopping scopes between rifles easier.
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