Anyone have a Tikka "Super Lite"?

Discussion in 'Backpack Hunting' started by 4th_point, Oct 30, 2010.

  1. 4th_point

    4th_point Well-Known Member

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    I'm wondering if anyone has one of the new Super Lites and can comment on the rifle weight. I read on other forums that they are 5.8 pounds, but I don't know if this is accurate. I have a blue T3 synthetic in 300 Win Mag, but wouldn't mind getting the SL with a lightweight scope for hunting the mountains and canyons.

    I think that there are only 2 dealers for the Super Lite... Cabela's and Sportsman's Warehouse. We lost our local Sportsman's (now Wholesale Sports) and the nearest Cabela's is a bit of a drive from here. I think the SL was $750 in last month's Cabela's flyer.

    For those that don't know, the Super Lite (if that's what its really called), is like a regular stainless synthetic, but with a fluted barrel.


    Thanks,

    Jason
     
  2. phorwath

    phorwath Well-Known Member

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    I don't own a Super Lite. I own two Tikka Lite's and I am also interested in anyone that could provide 1st or 2nd hand opinion and comments on the performance of the Tikka Super Lite.

    Probably aren't too many dedicated LRH's purchasing and using them though.
     

  3. 4th_point

    4th_point Well-Known Member

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    Good point. I figured if anyone would have one or be interested in them it would be in this forum. I'm having trouble finding info from any source. I may need to take a drive to Cabela's.
     
  4. TrophyHunter_colorado

    TrophyHunter_colorado Well-Known Member

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    Well boys i am headed down to Cabelas today to get the super lite in .300 WM. It will be two weeks before I shoot it so I will let you know when I shoot it.
     
  5. 4th_point

    4th_point Well-Known Member

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    Cool! Would you mind weighing it w/o scope and reporting back?
     
  6. Big_Red

    Big_Red Well-Known Member

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    Count me in as interested in pics and reviews... I've seen the cabelas flyer.
     
  7. silvertip-co

    silvertip-co Well-Known Member

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    I'm curious too as I saw a rifle in American Rifleman that weighed 5.2# but it was like 2700.00, and some guys told me Tikkas was the leasty accurate rifle that was ever made in a factory. But I dont believe them as I dont think Sako(Beretta) would put out such a product.
     
  8. Strider

    Strider Active Member

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    You are a wise man! I shoot a custom 7MM STW for long distance, but I am amazed that my T3 in .300 WSM will shoot neck & neck with it our to 600 yards. It might do better at even longer range if I had the scope I needed to keep pushing it beyond that distance. I shot a 5/8" 5-shot group at 200 meters prone from my bipod a few months ago.

    I would also love to hear how the new version does.
     
  9. 4th_point

    4th_point Well-Known Member

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    Well, I sold my blued T3 Lite and am scraping together more money to get the Super Light. Still looking for firsthand info, reviews, etc. if anyone has anything to share :D

    If not, I'll let you know after I get mine.:cool:
     
  10. boo radley

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    I have a Super Light in 300 win mag. that I picked up a month or so ago. I've only got about 30 rounds through it so far. With Prvi Partizan 180grn and some Federal 180 grn cartridges I'm getting a around 1"@100yds. Thats shooting off my backpack. I think with some premium ammo or the handloads I'm working up I should get those groups tighter.

    This is my first Tikka, so I can't compare to the regular T3. I am running a limb-saver on mine, and the recoil isn't bad at all, imho.

    I'm just getting up to speed with mine, but let me know if you have any questions and I'll try to answer them.

    Boo
     
  11. 4th_point

    4th_point Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the info Boo. I'm picking up my Super Light in 300 Win tomorrow :D
     
  12. andrew r

    andrew r Member

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    You guys sure know how to amp up the suspense !

    Photos?
     
  13. 4th_point

    4th_point Well-Known Member

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    FYI-

    A fella over at 24hr Campfire did a nice review of the Sportsman's Warehouse version:

    Tikka T3 Superlight review..... - 24hourcampfire

    I weighed my Super Light from Cabela's (300 Win Mag) and its 5 pounds 14 ounces using a calibrated scale. IIRC my blued, standard Lite in 300 Win Mag was 6 pounds 6 ounces. So an 8 ounce difference between the Super Lite and standard Lite. Every ounce counts in the mountains and canyons.
     
  14. cornstalker

    cornstalker Well-Known Member

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    Well now I am confused. Is it $800 or $2700?

    $800 is worth it.

    $2700 would equate to $262.50 per ounce in weight savings.

    No thanks.
     
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