Tikka T3 accuracy???

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by muleythumper, Nov 5, 2011.

  1. muleythumper

    muleythumper Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    46
    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2011
    Has anybody got any insight on the Tikka T3 rifles? I am considering the Laminated Stainless, or the Varmint model.....either in 260 rem. or 25-06.
     
  2. kansas45

    kansas45 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    46
    Joined:
    May 26, 2008
    My Tikka Varmint rifles, a .223 S/S & a .308 in a XLR chassis are tac-drivers. The new chassis changed the .308 from a sub MOA to almost a one-holer!
    The actions on both rifles are butter smooth.
     

  3. jessegibson1978

    jessegibson1978 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    86
    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2010
    I have a T3 light in 300 win. It took a couple tries to find a load it liked heavier bullets than expected after I found a bullet it liked it shoots well under moa. I don't want to say exact group size as it was small enough for three seperate groups fired by me and a friend that really impressed both of us. That isn't an easy thing to do with a factory rifle. That being said I love mine a couple things, the magazine length for this cartridge means seating the bullet deep into the case very close to saami specs, it seems to have quite a bit of free bore. This doesn't both me but some people don't like it. Also this rifle weights under 8 pounds loaded im sure you know the trade off with a light rifle. For the places I hunt I don't think I could have found a better rifle the action is super smooth decent adjustable trigger will drop down around 2 pounds breaks very clean. If you are looking for a light hunting rifle I would highly recommend the Tikka. If you want something for longer range you may want to look for a heavier platform for stability. Good luck.
     
  4. chucknbach

    chucknbach Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    272
    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2011
    Have a T3 lite in 7 mag. .5" to 1" at 100
     
  5. crittrgittr

    crittrgittr Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    283
    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2011
    I've got one in 22-250: one holer.. Two thumbs up.
     
  6. 6.5shaggy

    6.5shaggy Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    200
    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2008
    Plain Jane 30-06 .5 moa 5 shots all day with handloads. Light, tight and super smooth.
     
  7. mtbohunter

    mtbohunter Active Member

    Messages:
    39
    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2011
    I have a T3 22-250 bull barrel that shoots .5 groups at 100 with the cheap 40rd box of Win 45gr hallow points! With this round I mapped it to 500 for coyotes with a $200 Nikon 4-14 and it shoots 5" at 500 with this round! I could not have ever asked for anything more in a coyote blaster!! Ill be on the Less Johnson calls again soon looking for another lucky volunteer!
    In 25-06 or 260 I think you will be pleased. :D
     
  8. SavageScott

    SavageScott Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    96
    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2011
    I personally am a Savage/ Browning guy but you CANNOT go wrong with a Tikka (and 25.06 is a great caliber). You won't have any regrets.
     
  9. muleythumper

    muleythumper Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    46
    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2011
    Thanks for all the great accounts on behalf of the Tikka rifles. It helps narrow down my choices!
     
  10. tigguy

    tigguy Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    107
    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2010
    Tikka? No thanks!
     
  11. Maq Attaq

    Maq Attaq Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    119
    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2011
    I have a 300 WSM in the T3 Lite....great rifle...smooth action and the trigger pull is sweet....can't go wrong
     
  12. Angus

    Angus Member

    Messages:
    17
    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2011
    I absolutely love my Tikka .300 win mag. It is just a great gun.
     
  13. danj

    danj Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    107
    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2010
    Got a T-3 25/06 stainless . .5 to 1 MOA all day long with several different loads. You can't go wrong with a T-3.
     
  14. 7mmRemMag

    7mmRemMag Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    220
    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2008
    My buddy has one in 300wsm shoots great. Under .5 groups at 100 Yards. He just killed a mule deer with it in NM its a great gun cant go wrong. I'm looking to get one in 270wsm because of how impressed ive been with his.