Re: Will the Tikka T-3 make a good long range rifle?
I have tikkas in 300 wsm, 300 winchester and 338 winchester. All of them will shoot accurately to take game at 800 yards. I have done it. Recoil is not bad with the tikkas. I have not braked any of mine. I am sure they would be just as accurate in 7mm remington. The problem may be the twist instead of the rifle. The long vld bullets may not work as well with the 1-9.5. The 30 cals I have with 1-10 twists are very accurate with bullets to 200 grains that I have tried. The 300 winchester, 300 wsm and 338 winchester do well in the 24 3/8" barrel. The 7mm remington with the smaller bore/powder capacity ratio does not do as well as these. Then depending on what you want to hunt with it that could help you decide on the cartridge. But the tikka rifle is very capable with proper loads.
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