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Old August 6, 2012, 04:55 PM   #1
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Tikka T3 love it!

So I hadn't shot my rifle in a while. Took it out to the range this morning, chose the 200 yard area (hadn't shot beyond 100 yards for a few years), taped up a lot of targets in fear of cluttering them quickly.

Well first three shots and I'm as happy as a gopher in soft dirt


I would like to look into a tall sand bag, today i used my pistol/range bag. Im tall (6'4") so feel like I hunch over on most benches. Any suggestions would be great.


Not to let the other targets go to waste I ran through 60 rounds of .223 using a trijicon reflex (1x power)

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Old August 6, 2012, 06:13 PM   #2
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This ticks me off...I dragged my feet on one at the local gun shop...I wished I had picked it up...308 stainless/syn just like yours....Someone else is enjoying it....
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Old August 6, 2012, 08:16 PM   #3
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Nice group.
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Old August 7, 2012, 05:43 AM   #4
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Old jeans leg makes a good long sandbag,I know what u mean I'm 6' 3'' myself.
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Old August 7, 2012, 02:09 PM   #5
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I have one just about like it.

Mine is a .243 and any coyote within 300 yds is in serious trouble. Off the bags or off the bipod it flat shoots small groups. The stock sure makes a funny twang when shooting off the bench though. Have you noticed that?
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Old August 7, 2012, 10:07 PM   #6
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what rings and base do you use? i have the left handed version in 308 and the scope came loose on my last range trip in the supplied rings that came with the rifle, does anyone have any experience with this combo

http://www.opticsplanet.com/dnz-dedn...ope-mount.html

i figure being a one piece thats less screws to worry about coming loose
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Old August 8, 2012, 06:22 AM   #7
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Everyone I know that's owned or shot a T3 loves it.


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what rings and base do you use? i have the left handed version in 308 and the scope came loose on my last range trip in the supplied rings that came with the rifle, does anyone have any experience with this combo

http://www.opticsplanet.com/dnz-dedn...ope-mount.html

i figure being a one piece thats less screws to worry about coming loose
I don't. I replaced the Tikka rings with Warne perma-mount rings. They clamp directly to the receiver grooves just like the Tikka OEM rings and have double Torx head screws to secure both the rings and scope. They are butt-strong and bullet-proof.
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Old August 8, 2012, 07:30 AM   #8
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I used Burris

I mounted a 50mm scope so I used 2 piece Burris mounts with Burris Signature rings that I bought from Midway. The rings are standard universal style. Twist in front and windage adjustable rear. The mounts used the holes already drilled into the receiver. They fit and have been rock solid since installed 6/7 years ago. This is my main hunting rifle and has seen a lot of use in the field.
I put the matte black rings and bases on the stainless gun to match the stock and it looks good . If the gun had a wood stock the silver may look better. That is my experience. Enjoy the Tikka!
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Old August 8, 2012, 10:59 AM   #9
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Keg- I lucked out with this one, was looking at a rem 700, couldn't find one in .308 in San Antonio so I drove up to Buda to go to cabelas, well they didn't have one either so I stumbled upon the Tikka, this was before the days of an iPhone so I couldn't do any quick research on it. Just said what the heck and got it. $600 from a big box store ain't bad.

CBuck- I just used the rings that came with the rife, I use a BSA 8-24x 40mm, nothing high dollar, it was around $150

J A- haven't noticed any odd noises.

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Old August 8, 2012, 11:09 AM   #10
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Love mine. 3 shots. 3 deer.
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Old August 8, 2012, 01:23 PM   #11
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Beautiful group. You have a winner there.
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Old August 8, 2012, 01:44 PM   #12
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I've had one in .223 for a few years now. I have nothing but good to say about that rifle. They are nice guns and priced affordably.
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Old August 8, 2012, 03:58 PM   #13
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So regretting not having purchased

a Tikka last year. I don't think I've ever heard of anyone being dissappointed in their purchase. Thanks for your post.
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Old August 8, 2012, 04:05 PM   #14
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I want one but can't justify it without having a safe to lock it in and I don't have room for a big safe. One day soon...

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Old August 8, 2012, 07:10 PM   #15
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RamItOne...I really liked the light weight...I am a 308 fan anyway...
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Old August 8, 2012, 07:29 PM   #16
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I have the T3 Lite in .308 also, but not stainless. One of the smoothest bolts I have shot. Accuracy is sub MOA all day! Love it
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