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Old November 8, 2012, 04:58 PM   #1
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Needle in haystack

Ok I got no response on recent post. Must be impossible. To make it easier does anyone know where I can get a tikka t3 hunter in 22-250. Does not need to have a flutted barrel. It has to have a wood stock so I can cut it down for my 8 yr old son. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old November 8, 2012, 05:34 PM   #2
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Your best bet is probably going to be online or maybe at a place like Cabelas. Even a local gunshot could probably order it for you (Dicks Sporting Goods can order guns if they don't have them in stock).

As far as cutting it down goes; that seems like a really nice walnut stock to cut down. Perhaps a youth model Rem 700 might be a less expensive option until he's older and can shoot the full size Tikka.
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Old November 8, 2012, 07:26 PM   #3
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Or maybe a Ruger Compact, if it comes in that caliber. Or a Model 7 Remington.
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Old November 8, 2012, 07:46 PM   #4
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Well they do at least offer it in what you are wanting

http://www.tikka.fi/pdf/specs/Hunter.pdf


I did find one but it was a lefty...go figure.
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Old November 8, 2012, 07:52 PM   #5
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I am curious though, why 22-250? What do you plan on using the rifle for?
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Old November 8, 2012, 07:56 PM   #6
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thanks guys. I will tell you that is a beautiful gun. to cut down the stock seems crazy but............... I dont have a lot of guns but the ones I do have are very good(sauer model 202)etc Very clean and smooth action. the tikka is smooth. I looked at every other youth model and they just don't feel good. I want this to be passed on for generations. I have also found in in left handed. pretty frustrating
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Old November 8, 2012, 07:58 PM   #7
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my sons 8 and we hunt a lot of deer and hogs in texas. The 22-250 has little kick and with accuracy and a good bullet it will do some damage
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Old November 8, 2012, 07:59 PM   #8
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he shot his first buck last week with a 22-250 and it was devastating
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Old November 8, 2012, 08:17 PM   #9
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Have you looked at Weatherby? The Vanguard Series 2 Sporter fits the bill to. I'm a fan of their actions, I have one in 30-06. The pre 64' style Winchester Model 70's are nice too. Although mines an original pre 64'.

http://www.weatherby.com/product/rif...uard_2/sporter


http://www.winchesterguns.com/produc...01C&mid=535109
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Old November 8, 2012, 08:46 PM   #10
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the winchester light is my second choice. the only thing i dont like is that it doesnt have a detachable magazine.Not sure if there is an aftermarket. I have also been looking for a winchester coyote light but wanted to see one before i ordered one
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Old November 8, 2012, 11:57 PM   #11
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Malchow's sport shop in central Wisconsin (near Wild Rose) has tons of the T3 hunters in stock.
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Old November 9, 2012, 12:06 AM   #12
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thanks warbird. I will call them tomorrow. Hope they have 22-250
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Old November 9, 2012, 09:28 AM   #13
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Should be easy enough for any decent gun shop to acquire one for you.

You want a "needle in a haystack", try to find a .22-250 or other caliber Tikka T3 Hunter in left hand....

I asked for one at the gun shop a couple months ago and the guy was like "when were you hoping to get it by?" I said "As soon as possible" and he told me "Don't expect it before christmas" and that was the end of that plan.
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Old November 9, 2012, 10:58 AM   #14
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I found one yesterday in left hand. Let me try to find it again
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Old November 9, 2012, 11:21 AM   #15
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Not particularly worried about it any more.

Decided that the next bolt action I am getting is going to be a left handed Remington 700. Build the rifle that I want over time around the left handed 700 action.

Its not really the best time in the year to be looking for a left handed bolt action in my case. What sort of lefty gets rid of their rifle during hunting season? Not very many.
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Old November 11, 2012, 04:55 PM   #16
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The .22-250 is not as good a deer caliber as the .223 Remington, provided the .223 has a 1:12 or preferably a 1:9 twist to handle heavier bullets.

My 1:12 twist Tikka .223 Rem will shoot 60 grain Nosler Partitions well (discovered today) and that's a good deer bullet. Most .22-250s around have a 1:14 twist which won't stabilize 60 grain bullets especially well. If someone made one that had a 1:9 twist, it would be a pretty good deer round for open areas if 70+ grain loads were available.

The next step up is a .243 and we've had three 10-12 year old grandchildren who've shot it very well.
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Old November 14, 2012, 12:51 AM   #17
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I thought the 223 Tikkas had a 1:8 twist.
Mine does and I haven't ever heard of a 1:12 in 223, unless you M595 not a T3.
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