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Unread 03-31-2008, 12:05 PM
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Thanks for the input guys. I am reloading so hopefully I will be able to get some good accuracy.

I was also wondering, has anyone tried the Tikka T3 Varmint Stainless in .300WSM. It has the bull barrel, and a slightly different stock.
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    Unread 03-31-2008, 12:44 PM
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    Thanks for the input guys. I am reloading so hopefully I will be able to get some good accuracy.

    I was also wondering, has anyone tried the Tikka T3 Varmint Stainless in .300WSM. It has the bull barrel, and a slightly different stock.
    tikka varmints come in 223 22-250 and 308. Beretta USA Product Catalog - Rifles

    Before you spend the cash to brake the rifle, try the limbsaver recoil pad --- much much softer on the shoulder than the factory one and it only cost about $30. I shoot mine in the summer a fair amount and sure my shoulder does get sore, but it's not like your going to shoot 15 rounds in a row all the time -- it isn't a varmint rifle. Hunting big game you only get a couple rounds at most.
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    Before you spend the cash to brake the rifle, try the limbsaver recoil pad --- much much softer on the shoulder than the factory one and it only cost about $30. I shoot mine in the summer a fair amount and sure my shoulder does get sore, but it's not like your going to shoot 15 rounds in a row all the time -- it isn't a varmint rifle. Hunting big game you only get a couple rounds at most.[/quote]


    I could agree more. I use a Tikka T3 Lite in 300 Win mag, and it does kick like a mule. I bought it for one reason only. you start tracking a Moose or start walk through muskeg and you'll understand. when all you ever take is 3 (at the most) shots moose hunting why would you carry a 11 poud gun. with my ultralite bi pod the lite only weight in a 6 3/8 lbs (pretty sure).

    As for loads, I must agree the 180s are nice (but I am shooting the traditional 300 WM not the WSM. I do however like the 168gr SMK moly coated. but like everything it really depends where/what you are hunting. I fund myself sluggin it through the bush once in a while. so i reach for the 220gr round nose and shoot through the tree the moose is behind
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    I have a T3 Lite LH in 270 Win, it is a 1/2 MOA shooter. It is the most dependable factory rifle I have ever owned. I understand alot of other guys are seeing similar performance from their T3's. All I have on my T3 is a Leupold VX1 2-7x32 scope. I think with a higher power of scope I would be able to tighten up my groups even more.
    For a factory rifle, the Tikka's are very good. You can spend several k-bucks more and only gain a 1/4 moa. Know what I mean?
    In a T3 Lite, and without a muzzle break, any of the 300 Mags will be plain and simply mean to shoot. FWIW I put a limb saver on my custom M700 BDL in 300 Wby Mag (27.5" bbl), even though it weighs 11.5 lbs and I do not regret that decision.
    You will be very pleased with the Tikka rifles.
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    My Tikka T3 Lite in 270 Winchester is the most accurate out of the box hunting rifle I have ever used for elk or deer.
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    I have two Tikka's, a 270 wsm and a 22-250 and my hunting partner has a 270. All 3 shoot sub-moa with hand loads.

    As I toy with the idea of building a "custom" gun those Tikka's are in the back of my mind with a naging question, "$500 for a .75 MOA Tikka or $1,500 or $2,500 for .5" MOA (maybe), is it worth it?"
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