The Tikka is solid. I have an older model 595 in .223 Rem and a new T3 Lite in .243 Win. They're both great rifles.
I filled the T3 buttstock with canned foam insulation. That made it a bit quieter when walking in the woods and warmer to the touch in cold weather. It was simple...just removed the recoil pad, put masking tape and a plastic bag around the butt (just in case) and squirted it in...slowly. No fuss, no mess.
I've had the chance to carry the T3 quite a bit this fall and love it! I wouldn't mind having one in 7mm-08, but the .243 is mostly for grandkids. I use it around the place when calling coyotes, but so far, they're afraid to come, very afraid!!!
People are like rifles. Some are tried and true, having great eyes, personality, and fun to be with. Others never seem to hit the mark with you. Still others go off half-cocked. Still, it's nice to know most of them.