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iloveto4x4innc 12-18-2003 10:14 AM

Should I order T3
I'm looking at getting a new gun and after reading all the good posts about the Tikka T3, that's what I'm looking to get. My question is, my local dealers don't have any in stock, so would I be disappointed if I had them order one for me? I want the T3 Lite stainless in .300 Win. Thanks in advance for your advice.

Worc 12-18-2003 10:33 AM

RE: Should I order T3
I don't think so. You should be aware that the trigger gaurd and some other parts are made of plastic. If that's not a problem for you. Then you should be happy. I have a Tikka Whitetail which is very similar. It's a great gun. I personally would'nt get this gun in any short cartridges. It's a "one size fits all" action and clip. You said you wanted a .300 Win.. I'm assuming the .300 Win. Mag. which is a long action anways.

iloveto4x4innc 12-18-2003 10:45 AM

RE: Should I order T3
Plastic parts don't bother me...Just one less thing to worry about getting rusty. I haven't bought into the whole short mag craze so I'm looking at the regular .300 win. mag.

PaJack 12-18-2003 10:46 AM

RE: Should I order T3
My son-inlaw just picked up a T3 in the .300 WSM,real accurate...;)

oldelkhunter 12-18-2003 10:59 AM

RE: Should I order T3

Bass Pro shops in Charlotte has them

iloveto4x4innc 12-18-2003 11:04 AM

RE: Should I order T3
I just got off the phone with Perry's Guns in Wendell and they have one in .300 WSM. He's checking to see if he can get one in .300 Win. mag. I might have to drive over there tomorrow and check out the WSM just to see if I like the gun. Tikka must have kicked up the production in the last couple of months because I checked in Sep. and they didn't have any and didn't know when they would get some.

Danny45 12-18-2003 12:18 PM

RE: Should I order T3
I'd say get it. But if you can find what you want in a Whitetail Hunter model, get that instead. I think you'd like it a little better.

bentbarrel 12-18-2003 05:52 PM

RE: Should I order T3
I would be a a little leary buying a T3 Lite in a magnum caliber. It is a very light feeling gun to me. My buddy didn't like the felt recoil in a 7 mag in the T3...he ended up trading it in.

Not that I'm afraid of recoil...just a thought...I shoot .300 mags but I'd prefer a heavier, more balanced rifle. I just purchased a 7 mag in the Whitetail Hunter versus the T3 because of the weight and better feel. If you hurry you may be able to find a Whitetail hunter.

If I ever end up with a won't be a magnum! ;)

Critter Gitter 12-18-2003 06:24 PM

RE: Should I order T3
Believe it or not but it's true, you can special order Tikkas from Wally World, and you won't beat their price ANYWHERE.

I just ordered a Tikka T3 Lite Stainless 25-06 from Wal-Mart for $460. If you can wait the 2-6 weeks for the gun to come, this is the way to go.


iloveto4x4innc 12-19-2003 08:05 AM

RE: Should I order T3
Bent, I'm not overly concerned with the recoil...It's gonna be my primary hunting rifle. That's what my .270 is for. I want this for elk in CO. Want more butt than the .270 has for the long shots and don't want to lug a heavy rifle around the mountains all day.

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