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Old October 21, 2013, 09:04 AM   #1
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Tikka T3 or Ruger Hawkeye Predator?

I'm torn between these two rifles in .308. The Tikka has a synthetic stock whereas the Ruger has a laminated. I've been told the Tikka is not a true short action but a long action with a stop. I know the Ruger will weigh a tad more but that really doesn't bother me. Also I can't find any warranty info for Tikka on their website. Anyone know what their warranty is? Don't know what others think of laminated stocks but this is a beauty to me!!


http://ruger.com/products/m77Hawkeye...or/models.html
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Old October 21, 2013, 09:38 AM   #2
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the tikka probably shoots way better.

people are getting insane sub moa groups right outta box

I don't notice my tikkas stop in the action but I am not gentle with the bolt

there are new stocks for the tikka to
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Old October 21, 2013, 10:45 AM   #3
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Unless you like a heavy rifle go with the lightweight T3. It has the smoothest action anywhere, the trigger is second to none, and out of the box accuracy is superb. I am sure that the Ruger is a quality rifle as well but I have a hard time imagining that it can best the Tikka in any measurable category though it does have a great feel to it.
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Old October 21, 2013, 11:09 AM   #4
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The Tikka has the best warranty, it is garranteed to be accurate !
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Old October 21, 2013, 11:16 AM   #5
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I ike Rugers and plan on getting the Predator in 22-250 and 6.5 creedmoor. Made in America and will shoot moa. Plus they feel like a real rifle. The little extra weight will make it mor enjoyable to shoot.
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Old October 21, 2013, 01:25 PM   #6
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Why not get a T3 hunter with laminated stock?

I have a T3 Lite in .308 that I got right after beretta started to import them. I would not trade that rifle for a Ruger...
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Old October 21, 2013, 02:07 PM   #7
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I haven't able to find one!
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Old October 21, 2013, 04:17 PM   #8
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Found 2 places that have the T3 hunter in stock in .308

Hinterlandoutfitters

Tombstone Tactical
http://www.tombstonetactical.com/cat...22.5in-walnut/

I can recommend Tombstone! Great company to do business with and good prices as well. Bought my latest Savage rifle from them and the transaction was virtually seamless.
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Old October 21, 2013, 04:32 PM   #9
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Thanks Precision. I found them with a synthetic stock but not a laminated.
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Old October 21, 2013, 09:50 PM   #10
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Thanks for all the advice and info. I ended up ordering the Ruger M77 Hawkeye Sporter in .308. Here's a pic of it:


http://ruger.com/products/m77HawkeyeSporter/models.html
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Old October 22, 2013, 06:36 AM   #11
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I don't think we helped much, but congrats on your purchase.

What scope and rings are you going to put on it?
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