Tikka T3 Superlite question

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by boo radley, Dec 2, 2010.

  1. boo radley

    boo radley Member

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    Greetings,

    New to the forum and looking forward to participating. I recently picked up a Tikka T3 Superlite in 300 WinMag, and took it to the range. The t3 superlite is just like a t3 lite, except it has a fluted stainless steel barrel.

    First 3-round group at 100 yds=1 inch. Not too bad, not great. Then the groups started opening up to about 3". Not good. After trying 2 other factory loads (Winchester and Federal) with the same results I figured something was amiss and called it a day.

    Rings and base (DNZ) were still torqued to spec, but I discovered the front action screw was loose (not even finger tight). Maybe I found the problem!lightbulb Well, one problem at least. Anyone know the torque spec for the action screws?

    I'm looking forward to posting a full review on this rifle, as I have not seen one yet (lots of t3 reviews, I haven't seen one for the T3 superlight).

    Thanks guys,
    Boo
     
  2. boo radley

    boo radley Member

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    Ok, maybe I'll have better luck with this one...to adjust the trigger weight you access an Allen screw through the magazine well. I had to drop the action from the stock to access it, and found that the Allen screw is loc-tited and there is a larger diameter bolt (chrome or stainless) partially blocking the Allen screw. Any T3 owners run into this?
     

  3. Long Time Long Ranger

    Long Time Long Ranger Well-Known Member

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    Same on the t-3. I have three of them.
     
  4. kiwi3006

    kiwi3006 Well-Known Member

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    Just back the allen screw out until it hits the larger bolt. Should end up about 1.5 lb.

    Stu.
     
  5. boo radley

    boo radley Member

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    Thanks guys. Any need to use loc-tite?
     
  6. Long Time Long Ranger

    Long Time Long Ranger Well-Known Member

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    Kiwi, that is what I did with mine and they are crisp and clean about 1 1/2-2 pounds. Excellent triggers on the sakos. Yes on loctite. Recoil can do amazing things.