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Old 07-06-2011, 05:07 PM
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experience with tikka t3

I was wondering if anyone has had any experience with the tikka t3 rifles. Good or bad. Thinking about one in 7mm rem for white tail deer. 500 yards and in. Thanks for any op
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Old 07-06-2011, 06:09 PM
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Re: experience with tikka t3

I own 2 tikka t3 lights and love them. My first tikka is a 300 WSM have shot deer at 513 yds and elk at 487 yds both were one shot kills. My second and most used is my 223 last year I got a coyote at 706 yds. They are very accurate and have the smoothest action on the market for the money. There is one draw back, they are clip feed. Therefore you can only load them as long as the clip will feed them or shot the gun single shot. So far the only time this was a problem was when I wanted to shot 80 g bergers out of my 223. They were just a touch to long. I have wanted to shot 210 g bergers out of my 300 WSM bit have been hesitant to buy them and found out they don't work.

I hope that helps good luck.
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Old 07-06-2011, 06:33 PM
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Re: experience with tikka t3

I own two in T3 Lites in 7mm Rem Mag. For the money, they're hard to beat in any other factory rifle. Shot caribou out to 850 yards. Sheep out to 725 yards. 500 yards should be very doable. With quality bullets and fine tuned reloads, you'll probably be able to get 3/4" or smaller group sizes at 100 yards. Maybe 1/2" or slightly less if you luck into a better than average T3 Lite.
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Old 07-06-2011, 10:47 PM
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Re: experience with tikka t3

Tikkas are my absolute favorite of the shelf rifle. Their accuracy and quality are amazing. I have killed game to 721yds without any issues.

If you go with the mag, be sure and get a limbsaver recoil pad if you shoot a lot. A six pound gun and hot loads can be tough on you during long shooting sessions.
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Old 07-06-2011, 10:52 PM
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Re: experience with tikka t3

I forgot to mention that shootermedic brought up a good point. The stock magazines can limit vld coal. I either modify my mags if it is a short action or use cdi precision bottom metal to use aics mags. The new xlr industries system has a long action solution using aics mags as well.
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Old 07-06-2011, 10:57 PM
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Re: experience with tikka t3

I'm another Tikka T3 fan and mine is a stainless/synthetic in .300 Win Mag. In an affordable factory rifle that would be my first choice. Great action, accurate and affordable. Some people don't like the plastic stock or clip, I happen to like them both. The rifle has a unique recoil lug that stays in the stock, but it seems to work well because as you are hearing, these are typically very accurate rifles. I used the factory rings to mount a Leupold 1" 4.5x14x40 and it is a great combination. I wouldn't have any reservations if you like the feel of them.
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I have six in 300 wsm, 300 winchester, 338 winchester and 338 SIN. They are excellent rifles for the money. The 300 winchester would give you more versatility than the 7mm.
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