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Old 04-11-2011, 04:26 PM
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Re: Tikka, Australia, and F-Class

Sounds like you're having fun. I really enjoyed my SS T3 Varmint in 308...personally I think tikka cdoesnt have a "bad" rap here in the US.I just think folks on the averag e like the farmiliar like savage winnie and most of all Remington for all the common obvious reasons...

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Old 04-11-2011, 08:33 PM
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I bought a Tikka 595 in 7mm-08 a few years ago. I like it so much, that I turned it into a long range (800 meter max.) hunting rifle by fitting it with a 26" Pac Nor polygon bore barrel in .260 Rem. I also use it to shoot HP silhouette with it in Hunter class, with a Shilen 24 " barrel. I installed an EGW 20 MOA aluminum Picatinny rail only because I could not find anyone to make one in steel. This rifle, with the Pac Nor barrel, shoots 1.5 inch 3-shot groups at 300 meters with Hornady 129 gr. SSTs or Nosler 130 ABs. The stock is the factory synthetic stock, with the screws torqued to 6.5 N-M. With a 200 meter zero, the bullets drop 9-1/2 MOA at 500 meters.

Great rifles!
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Old 04-11-2011, 10:00 PM
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Re: Tikka, Australia, and F-Class

I keep finding them on gunbroker back home in America for $500 or less, and 2nd hand Tikka T3s as well.

Going to have to get some and do some builds on them when I get home.

Now that X-Treme is making a 2 stage trigger.
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Old 04-16-2011, 10:05 PM
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I've got a whitetail hunter in ss 22-250 and love it. It's a true tack driver from the factory. Can't go wrong with a tikka.
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I’m loving my Tikka T3 in 270 win.
I ordered a MCS T3 stock from APRS and should arrive in May 2013
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im shooting 500m no swet with it
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:33 PM
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Iím loving my Tikka T3 in 270 win.
I ordered a MCS T3 stock from APRS and should arrive in May 2013
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im shooting 500m no swet with it
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:29 PM
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Re: Tikka, Australia, and F-Class

Well, I'm another convert here. Four years ago I bought a Savage... liked it but found it was a bit small caliber wise. So this fall I went out and bought a Tikka T3 HB stainless in 300 WSM (another of the rifles not available in USA).
Wow... From what I can tell, Tikka did their homework on this rifle. If a person doesn't want to spend money on mods, they really don't have to. It's accurate just as it is.
Unfortunately, I don't have a 1000+ yard range where I am... but I do have an 800 yard one. Farthest I have been able to stretch it out so far was 400 with great accuracy (1.0"). Maybe some day I will get a chance to stretch it out some... but until that time, I know I have something worth keeping for a lifetime.
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