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Why are the Tikka's lacking aftermarket support

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Unread 06-03-2010, 08:47 PM
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Re: Why are the Tikka's lacking aftermarket support

Originally Posted by M_freeman View Post
Judging from other reports I believe the only difference between hunter and T3 Lite is the stock, additionally I have never heard a report of any Tikka T3's (Varmint / Tactical) being bedded.
wow not bad for a rifle design that doesn't require $800.00 in aftermarket parts and tuning to shoot fair at a fair distance. I have T3 Lite in 7mm-08 shooting about 1.25" groups at 100 yards with the cheapest winchester silver box. Sometimes I get an occasional clover leaf. I am very anxious to learn handloading and see if I can get it to shoot 1/2 at 100. Lot a guys say they are doing it, just find the sweet spot and learn to shoot. If I can learn to shoot well and get it tuned it's a realistic 500 yard hunter / shooter I figure thats a good milestone for a beginner.
You have a great rifle. Learning to handload will bring much enjoyment and better accuracy for less $ too. You have a great plan and modest long range with practice builds confidence, and skill. You'll do well. Good Luck.
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Unread 06-14-2010, 11:45 PM
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Re: Why are the Tikka's lacking aftermarket support

Tikka's don't have much aftermarket upgrades because there's not much to do. It comes with a removable magazine, nice easy adjustable trigger, rings, sako style extractor, smooth action and an accuracy guarantee. The only thing that I could recommend is some more stout rings if you're shooting a magnum. My friend has a 300wsm T3 lite and the scope has moved around with the factory rings. Also, a raised comb would help if you have a larger scope...

Here's a write up I did awhile back that shows the T3 in detail.

tikka T-3 vs M595 detail views & changes shown
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Unread 06-15-2010, 10:06 AM
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Re: Why are the Tikka's lacking aftermarket support

There is not much demand for this platform---why develop aftermarket products for little or no ROI?
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Unread 06-20-2010, 12:54 PM
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Re: Why are the Tikka's lacking aftermarket support

Don't have an answer to your question. But I have been shooting a T-3 Tactical in 308 since August of 2008. It is a wonderful factory rifle and capable of sub-moa. Other than trigger work and stock modification not much is is needed. I used it as a entry level rig to long range shooting and as my main hunting rifle. Now that my custom rig is just about finished it will serve as a back up. But I will always have my T-3.
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