Tikka T3 7mm--- I'm a believer!

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by SavageScott, Jul 31, 2012.

  1. SavageScott

    SavageScott Well-Known Member

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    Wow- on a whim I purchased a Tikka T3 Lite Stainless in 7mm rem mag a few days ago. Got it scoped (nothing special; a Nikon Prostaff 4-12). Anyway, got it to the range today, and shot pretty cheap ammo through it (Winchester SuperX 150 grainers). WOW was I impressed!!!! Even with the cheap cr@p ammo, I was consistently shooting sub MOA. It was funny how consistent it shot; every group was right about 3/4". I really was not expecting that.

    I cannot WAIT to see what this thing will do when I get some premium ammo :)

    Maybe I should change my name to "TikkaScott"
     
  2. Long Time Long Ranger

    Long Time Long Ranger Well-Known Member

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    I have six tikka t-3's and they all shoot great. Several friends also have them now after seeing mine shoot. They are one of the best buys out there. If a guy is looking for a half mile rifle you can't do any better for the money.
     

  3. Lefty7mmstw

    Lefty7mmstw Well-Known Member

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    ditto for my lh tikka stainless I picked up last fall in 270. Little itty bitty cloverleafs. Bushnell 10x fixed on top of it.
     
  4. D.ID

    D.ID Well-Known Member

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    Amen.......Me to.
     
  5. Tikkamike

    Tikkamike Well-Known Member

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    I support the name change!
     
  6. Black Sheep

    Black Sheep Well-Known Member

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    I loved my tikka right from the get go, and loved it even more after I was taught how to reload! Here's my load....
     

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  7. SavageScott

    SavageScott Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the replies guys!

    When I checked my gun today I noticed the mounts were loose--- I have some time today so I will be heading to the range again. I'll post some pics!
     
  8. bbutturff

    bbutturff Well-Known Member

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    The factory Tikka mounts will not hold up with the larger calibers. Do yourself a favor and get something better. I prefer the DNZ one-piece solid mount. Best 60 bucks I ever spent x 3 rifles.
     
  9. Lefty7mmstw

    Lefty7mmstw Well-Known Member

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    I don't have much faith in aluminum rings so I hit 'em good with loc-tite and they've been fine on the 270, even burning almost 70 gr. ball powder in one load(bucks like a 7mm) using wc872 and a 130 bonded- I had to get it to shoot....Dang interbonds
     
  10. D.ID

    D.ID Well-Known Member

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    Same here. Had to DNZ my tikka after one season.