Guns Like firearms themselves, there's a wide variety of opinions on what's the best gun.

TIKKA T3 LIGHT ,OR RUGER COMPACT??

Old 12-31-2005, 08:50 PM
  #1  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: UP STATE NY
Posts: 2
Default TIKKA T3 LIGHT ,OR RUGER COMPACT??

I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT YOU GUY'S THINK???.....THANKS,....
JARHEAD** is offline  
Old 12-31-2005, 09:38 PM
  #2  
Giant Nontypical
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: fort mcmurray alberta canada
Posts: 5,667
Default RE: TIKKA T3 LIGHT ,OR RUGER COMPACT??

t-3 without hesitation.
stubblejumper is offline  
Old 01-01-2006, 04:02 AM
  #3  
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Wiscoy, NY
Posts: 43
Default RE: TIKKA T3 LIGHT ,OR RUGER COMPACT??

I have a Tikka T3 Lite in a 7mm-08 and love it! Very accurate,very smooth and very light.
gassygordo is offline  
Old 01-01-2006, 04:53 AM
  #4  
Typical Buck
 
mustad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: New England
Posts: 811
Default RE: TIKKA T3 LIGHT ,OR RUGER COMPACT??

I love my T3.
mustad is offline  
Old 01-01-2006, 05:47 AM
  #5  
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location:
Posts: 33
Default RE: TIKKA T3 LIGHT ,OR RUGER COMPACT??

On the other hand, there is nothing wrong with the Ruger Compact. I bought 2 last year, 1 in .308 and the other in .243 and love them both.

(and it is made in the USA)

Gerry
Colonel is offline  
Old 01-01-2006, 08:10 AM
  #6  
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 41
Default RE: TIKKA T3 LIGHT ,OR RUGER COMPACT??

Tikka and if more guns needed Tikka. If a .375 is needed a Sako.
300grains is offline  
Old 01-01-2006, 07:59 PM
  #7  
 
Coyotestalker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location:
Posts: 534
Default RE: TIKKA T3 LIGHT ,OR RUGER COMPACT??

Just look at the icon at the left...enough said.
Coyotestalker is offline  
Old 01-02-2006, 03:02 PM
  #8  
Nontypical Buck
 
Power's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: E. Washington State
Posts: 1,045
Default RE: TIKKA T3 LIGHT ,OR RUGER COMPACT??

Look at warranty, quality, price, and accuracy guarentee.

I think Tikka is the best choice. Smoothest action, best trigger, guarenteed 1 MOA accuracy. Hard to beat. Plus I personally like a detachable magazine. Go to the store and check out the smoothness of the bolt. I think you'll agree Tikka makes a great rifle for the price.
Power is offline  
Old 01-03-2006, 10:12 AM
  #9  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: UP STATE NY
Posts: 2
Default RE: TIKKA T3 LIGHT ,OR RUGER COMPACT??

THANKS,GUYS,.......I JUST GOT HOME WITH MY NEW............................................... .....................TIKKA!.T3 LIGHT,243!!!!!!!!CAN'T WAIT TO USE IT!!!!............PS,.I SOLD MY RUGER M77,..IN 270.............JUST GOT TO HEAVY TO CARRY ALL DAY........IT'S TOUGH TO GET OLD...
JARHEAD** is offline  
Old 01-06-2006, 07:40 PM
  #10  
Nontypical Buck
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: MN USA
Posts: 1,392
Default RE: TIKKA T3 LIGHT ,OR RUGER COMPACT??


I bought my Tikka T3 Hunter (hard-wood stock/blued) .300 WM. Put a quality scope (e.g. Nikon Monarch) on it and you'll have an accurate rifle/scope set you'll use and love to shoot for a lifetime for just over $800.
It's one heck of an accurate rifle. It's the same free floating barrel as the Sako that's more than twice the price of the T3. It has a sweet, smoothadjustable trigger (though I don't see a need to adjust). Beautifully designed and styled with a palm swell. I like the removable magazine, easier loading and unloading.
Each rifle is factory tested with 3 shots within 1" group at 100 yds. I've shot that at 200 yards at the bench with premium Winchester ammo.
The T3 Lites (composite stocks) are nice, too. You'll pay a little more for them. This year I think all the models went up $30-40. It may be because of the demand for them and/or the weaker dollar than last year. Still it's a heck of an accurate, very well designed and well manufactured rifle out of the box for the money. The Finns have made fine firearms for many years. These rifles are no exceptions.
Magnum calibers with the light weight will sit you back a bit shooting on a bench to sight in. But I really can't tell you I felt the 2 nick Elk I shot in western WY when I was sitting onthe sideof a mountain.
MinnFinn is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
greenlander
Archery Gear
1
12-23-2008 05:28 PM
Jeep4x4
Reloading
3
03-16-2005 06:08 PM
BIGDADDY4FSU
Firearm Review Forum
6
02-27-2005 03:39 PM
BIGDADDY4FSU
Guns
3
02-12-2005 12:37 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Quick Reply: TIKKA T3 LIGHT ,OR RUGER COMPACT??


Contact Us - Manage Preferences - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.