Tikka T3 super varmint vs lite

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Swanman, Jul 10, 2013.

  1. Swanman

    Swanman Member

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    Hi Swanman here,

    I'm looking at purchasing another rifle soon in 7mm rem mag in either tikka t3 lite or super varmint. I'm planning on doing mainly target and easy hunting, but may want to take it out and lug it around the hills(not very often 2-3 times a yr).

    The lite is 2.9kg and the super varmint 3.7kg. Just interested in your opinion on which rifle would be best? and does the heavy barrel make the barrel last longer? I'm leaning towards the varmint, and really like the synthetic stainless on both.

    Just want to make sure I'm leaning the right way. Advice would be much appreciated.

    Sam
     
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  2. roninflag

    roninflag Well-Known Member

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    Swan - as far as i know we can't get the super varmint here; so all you doing is teasing us.
     

  3. Swanman

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    Ah right sorry about that. If I get one ill let everyone know what they are like; )
    I'll change my question. Would an 8lb 2 oz rifle be a bit heavy to lug around the hills once I attach a scope and bipod?
     
  4. Mike 338

    Mike 338 Well-Known Member

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    Heavier rifles aren't that bad to carry if the terrain is such that your able to keep it close to your body. Steep terrain and loose or slick footing will cause your free hand to reach out to steady yourself and your gun hand to extend away from your body for balance. Do that a couple thousand times a day for X amount of days and you'll appreciate something that's not to heavy and well balanced. You can save weight by leaving the bipod at home and trim some weight with your scope selection. I'd think in terms of what it weighs "all up" (scope, bipod, ammo fully loaded...). 8 lb rifle isn't to bad if the terrain isn't to bad.