Which model Tikka?

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  1. Bigeclipse

    Bigeclipse Well-Known Member

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    Hmm maybe I confused about big woods. All I meant by big woods is they are relatively open woods in the north east. We have shots up to 200 yards pretty easy I much of the woods during hunting season.
     
  2. Bigeclipse

    Bigeclipse Well-Known Member

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    The thing about Sako is now you are in the custom cost realm unless you mean the Sako a7.
     
  3. OG10

    OG10 Well-Known Member

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    Just get a Tikka t3x in the lite version, in my family we have several 243,6.5,308,30-06.these rifles never cease to amaze me even with the factory stocks they are all 3/4 moa or better.They are light to carry, shoulder well and are very accurate with factory ammo. The best upgrade is probably a limbsaver airtech recoil pad in the larger calibers as mentioned above (by jmcarrol), The trigger is user adjustable and on a hunting rifle im not sure you would go much lighter than the factory setting.good luck with the rifle and let us know how it works out.
     
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  4. cohunt

    cohunt Well-Known Member

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    tikka has a gray laminate SS version
    if he is looking for a "tikka" with a top tier stock from the factory then I suggest sako 85 carbon lite if he wants 308, 260, or 708
    finnlight if he wants more caliber options,
    carbon wolf if he wants threaded
     
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  5. 86alaskan

    86alaskan Well-Known Member

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    OK, i feel ya. I had 2 of the boar hunter models and they were just as accurate at range as the normal models. I have 4 tikka's right now and they all do very well. If you aren't afraid of a build, just go to pawn shops, cabelas or somewhere with used guns and get the cheapest T3 you can find. Even the used ones still shoot well, then get a McMillan or manners for 5-600 bucks and you'll have a great rifle. Bought my last used T3 in 300WSM for 350 out the door used. Still shoots as good as any of the others I've got.
     
  6. Highvoltage

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    T3x compact for big woods deer rifle. Comes with an adjustable spacer for the stock, has all the great tikka features with a shortened barrel. Easy to maneuver and you don’t need all the velocity and speed to 400 yds like you would in a open western situation. Best of luck
     
  7. Web1350

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    Tikka is a great option for the money. Not worth spending many $ more for the Sako for the same accuracy and dependability.
     
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  9. 86alaskan

    86alaskan Well-Known Member

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    the eurooptic close outs are a great deal. see if they've got a good one for you.
     
  10. Ranger Rick

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    I have a Tikka 3X Lite stainless in .270 and it is now my go to elk Mtn rifle. Easy to carry with a safari sling and mangeable recoil. My other Mtn/timber rifle is a Browning X-Bolt Stainless Stalker in 7mm-08 with a 22” barrel, and it is also an elk slayer. Both rifles are a pleasure to shoot especially after toting around my 7mm mag cannon Remington.
     
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  11. bearcat2

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    I don't own a Tikka but I've recommended them to several people who love them. Nice rifle with a smooth action and they shoot great out of the box. Some people don't like the plastic stock, but they are light, fit me great (might be long for a woman or short man) and are practically indestructible. A limbsaver recoil pad wouldn't be a bad idea, other than that I would say for his application the stainless/synthetic would do everything he wants out of the box and is a pleasure to pack all day at a working mans price.
     
  12. CO_Guy

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    I have 5 Tikka T3 Lites, which I would recommend if anyone is stocking them new. All they need is a Limbsaver 10011 to perfect the design. I believe they made the T3X pad better but I'm not sure. The T3X Lite and Superlites are going for about the same price at budsgunshop.com and I'd recommend either of these in stainless before going up to the Hunter, which is still not a bad price. Any stainless Tikka, even blued, is a winner.
     
  13. Thaifighter

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    I have a T3 Forest in 30-06 and love it. Very comfortable rifle to carry and shoot and looks great to boot. I have had a T3x CTR and currently have a TAC A1 and both are excellent. TAC would be a bit of a beast to carry in the bush in terms of weight, but the fact that it's a folder offsets that. Love the out of the box accuracy and all around fit and function of the whole tikka line.
     
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  14. Thaifighter

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