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Tikka T3 Lite

Old 03-25-2008, 08:33 PM
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I live in Ohio, so I've never hunted with a rifle. I just put alittle money down on a T3 Lite 30.06 for the pupose of hunting the western states, and I wouldn't mind getting some oppinions on the rifle before I give 'em the balance . . . good or bad, let me hear it!
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Old 03-25-2008, 09:29 PM
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I asked the same question about the Tikka for about two weeks. The majority said that its a great gun and shoots outstanding out of the box. I trusted them enough to buy two, only problem is they are both left handed and havent arrived yet so i cant tell you anything from personal experience on the rifle. I do have a LH 30-06 Browning and its a great cartridge for everything here in Texas.

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Old 03-25-2008, 09:47 PM
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May consider the .300 WSM .....another great all around, kinda a newer .30-06 in some respects. Can't go wrong with either really.
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Old 03-26-2008, 03:33 AM
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I have a Tikka T3 Lite Stainless in 300 WSM. Great rifle/cartridge. It was my first try with a stainless gun and i love it. I think im gonna stick with stainless guns from now on. As for the Tikka it is also a great gun. Its very light so if it dosnt fit you well it will feel to have a gread amount of recoil. The trigger is teh best ive ever had on a factory rifle.
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Old 03-26-2008, 04:26 AM
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The T-3 is an accurate rifle with a very good trigger. You could do alot worse. Good luck.
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Old 03-26-2008, 07:59 PM
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Thanx fellas. ..that's what I was hopin' to hear
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Old 03-27-2008, 12:13 PM
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I had one in 270 WSM.. I really liked it except for the long barell..
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Old 04-08-2008, 05:26 PM
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I have a T3 Lite in 243.Most accurate gun I own.I have tried six different types of ammo thru it and it will shot all ammo three shot groups less than an inch.Slick bolt and great trigger(only gun I have not had to carry to gunsmith for a trigger job).I purchased it for a backup gun to my Browning A-Bolt but find myself hunting more with the T3.I am not knocking the Browning as the fit and finnish is far above the T3,but for the money I do not think there is a better gun value on the market unless it is a H&R Ultra Slug that will outshoot almost all slugs gun I have seen.If I had to purchase another rifle it would be another T3.
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Old 04-09-2008, 09:34 PM
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I have one in 338 federal and love mine. As said earlier, slick bolt and really great trigger. I don't think I've seen a better trigger on a factory gun except maybe some of the single set triggers. I believe you'll be pleased with the caliber selection too. Not much that can't be downed with a 30-06.
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Old 04-14-2008, 07:42 PM
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Outstanding gun right out of the box... It would be my suggestion not to get sucked into any short magnum cart... If you are going mag get the real mag... Price of SM will eat you out of house and home + they are hard to find in the outback.... Your choice of an 06 is a good all-around safe bet + the ammo is reasonable... My all-aroundchoice would have been a 270 and my second choice for an elk/moose/bear gun would be a 300 Win Mag.

You will really like your Tikka - I did also purchase and extra magazine for a quick switch if I might need one - but man they are an expensive piece of plastic...

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