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Old April 5th, 2013, 06:34 PM   #1
 
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Tikka T3 Stainless...

Thinking about picking up a Tikka T3 in stainless and wondering if anyone here has any experience with any Tikka or the T3 specifically. It will be in .30-06. Thanks!



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Old April 5th, 2013, 08:11 PM   #2
 
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I have a T3 stainless in 30-06, and love it. The action is smooth, trigger great, and ergonomics perfect.
I like to refere to it as a "working mans SAKO"
Buy one and you won't be disappointed.
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I've shot a few T3s in 30-06 and .270- they were were all excellent.
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I don't, but know people who do, and I hear only good things about them. I hear they're accurate, and I know for myself they're light and accurate (two that often mix like oil and water). Sako is the manufacturer, and their rifles are absolute gems. I don't see where you could go wrong with a Tikka from my understanding.
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Had a T3 lightweight in .204 that is a tackdriver, nice trigger, too. The only reason I parted with it was I got a semi-auto in the same caliber. I doubt you will be disapointed with a T3.
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My buddy just bought one in .308 and he loves it. I haven't had the chance to shoot it yet, but he has nothing but good things to say about it.
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I've owned several. They've all shot well.

For sporting use I prefer short actions and detest detachable mags, but their performance can't be denied.

I once drove more than 50 miles for a weekend hunt only to discover I'd left my magazine at home.

That doesn't happen with floorplates or blind magazines. I had ammo so I successfully hunted with a single shot.

I've shot short action calibers in the T3, but won't own one. Same as with the old Savage, the 550 CZ''s, etc, I can't make myself carry a .223, .243, 7-08 or .308 in the same size action/rifle as the 30-06 and 300 mag.

The 30-06 is a fine often under appreciated round and should make a fine lightweight hunting combo.
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I have a 243 and 7mm mag, both LH and love them. The 243 is my main deer rifle.

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I have a T3 stainless in 30-06, and love it. The action is smooth, trigger great, and ergonomics perfect.
I like to refere to it as a "working mans SAKO"
Buy one and you won't be disappointed.
Just about sums it up.
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I've shot short action calibers in the T3, but won't own one. Same as with the old Savage, the 550 CZ''s, etc, I can't make myself carry a .223, .243, 7-08 or .308 in the same size action/rifle as the 30-06 and 300 mag.
That might be the only downside to the T3- they use the same action for every chambering, but OTOH they did this to keep the price down.
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I picked up my new T3 today. The Nikon Buckmaster 3-9x40 BDC has been mounted and bore sighted and I am excited to take her out and get her dialed in. Thanks for all the input, I'll let post back when I am done, soonest will be in about 10 days.
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I picked up my new T3 today. The Nikon Buckmaster 3-9x40 BDC has been mounted and bore sighted and I am excited to take her out and get her dialed in. Thanks for all the input, I'll let post back when I am done, soonest will be in about 10 days.
Congrats on the new rifle!!! had my .270 for 6 years now great rifle and shoots same hole at 200..
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Oh yes! That extra .5" of action length just kills the deal. I could see a difference if the long action was 3" longer than a short action, but .5" makes absolutely no difference to me.
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Oh yes! That extra .5" of action length just kills the deal. I could see a difference if the long action was 3" longer than a short action, but .5" makes absolutely no difference to me.
The whole SA vs. LA thing never mattered to me either. I prefer LA's for what it's worth, but that's because of the cartridges they come in and not the length of the action. If I was a SA guy, it would be for the same reasons.
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