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Old 08-02-2008, 08:02 PM
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Tikka t3 lite

I was wondering just out of curiosity if the Tikka T3 Lite SS would be a good rifle to build up into a good long range rifle? Im asking because they garuntee at least MOA accuracy out of the box so they must be accurate enough?
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Old 08-02-2008, 08:45 PM
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My only concern is that they are pretty light for serious LR work...My dad has one in a 7 RM and it does shoot 1/2 MOA at 100 yards w/150g NBT's, and will hold 4-5 inch groups at 500. The triggers are great and can be adjusted down to 2lbs with an allen wrench. I"d say there ok to about 600-700 for deer/elk, but light rifles are kinda hard to hold steady at long range. Other then that, they are accurate rifles and I dont think you'll have a problem hitting what you want to.

The only other concern I have with them is I believe they are kinda a pain to rebarrel if I remember correctly, if you decide to go that route when you shoot the factory barrel out. You dont see to many Tikkas w/aftermarket barrels. Theres gotta be some reason behind this??? I'm just not 100% sure what it is.
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Old 08-02-2008, 09:55 PM
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THX

Thanks for that info i think om just going to buy a used remington sendero for the same or a little more.
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Old 08-03-2008, 01:05 AM
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I looked at the Tikka lites, in 300wm, much TOO lite in that caliber IMO. Bought a used 695 for not much money, has steel detachable mag's, the new lite's are plastic and cost more, going bear hunting in three weeks and when I get back I plan to contact Mr. Russo about a stock for it.
I've heard much good things about Tikka's , so have departed from my much beloved Remington's. We'll see how things go.
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Old 08-03-2008, 08:09 AM
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I love my Lite, but I'm not actually a dedicated LR hunter- I just wanted a rifle that was capable of the long shots because by far most of what I hunt is much closer - under 300. Remington 2506 has a very good point. The heavior rifle is better suited for a serious lr hunting rifle. However, The tikka's are shooters. I was able to shoot a 3 and 5/8 group at 630 last weekend with 300wsm - I was pretty happy with that!
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Old 08-03-2008, 10:09 AM
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Tikka T3 270

My daughter's T3 Lite 270 is a kicker. Since I work up loads for that rifle, I have grown to hate it. I'd rather shoot any of the 300 mags before I shoot the T3. It is accurate, but the way the rifle goes together with the stock is foreign to me and I don't like it. The port is small and you have to load the rifle with a Barney mag routine to load 4 rounds. The rings need constant attention because of the sever kick. This sounds negative, but it is what it is, a light weight rifle for a skinny girl that can't hold normal weight rifles well. She doesn't know any different and just shoots it, well. Out of the box, it is 1/2" gun with no tuning.
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Old 08-03-2008, 10:56 AM
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I replaced the recoil pad with a limbsaver pad for 30 bucks and 5 minutes of work ;)

I also got rid of the rings and replaced them with Leupald base/ burris sig rings w/ inserts.
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