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Taz77
08-10-2006, 6:10 PM
OK! My very first range report, so here goes.

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b331/taz77/Firearms/TikkaT3-1.jpg http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b331/taz77/Firearms/TikkaT3-3.jpg
The rifle is a Tikka T3 Varmint in .308win. with a Harris bipod. The scope is a Burris Signature series 8-32x44mm (as some of you saw in my help-me post) mounted with a set of TPR rings on Weaver bases. I didn't "break in" the barrel per se... all I did was shoot it a few times with a little cleaning of the barrel while I sigted in the scope. It was a nice sunny day at the range, with a slight breeze. There were quite a bit of AR15s this time at Los Altos. A couple of off lists, some with a .22lr conversion, and there were (I hope) registered ones.

I took 5 shots at 100 yds, did a quick mop of the bore, and allowed the barrel to cool for about 10 minutes between the different ammo (seemed like enough time, cause after 10 minutes, the barrel was barely warm). I measured the distance from the center of the 2 furthest shots as you can see by the pics. If I'm doing it wrong, please let me know, because as I've said earlier... first range report :tongue2: .

Taz77
08-10-2006, 6:11 PM
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b331/taz77/308winFederalPower-Shok.jpg http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b331/taz77/308winAmericanEagle.jpg http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b331/taz77/308winWinchesterUSA3081whitebox.jpg

Taz77
08-10-2006, 6:14 PM
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b331/taz77/308winWinchesterSupreme.jpg http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b331/taz77/308winFederalGoldMedal.jpg http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b331/taz77/308winNatoLongRangeMatch.jpg

These were in the order that I shot them, so the Winchester USA3081... that wasn't because of the barrel getting hot or nothing! :eek3: The rifle will definately shoot better than I can hold it steady, but with some practice, I'll get those groups down some. Not bad though, considering they're not handloads.

M. Sage
08-10-2006, 6:49 PM
Wow. Seems to be a nice-shooting rifle!

zefflyn
08-11-2006, 1:52 PM
That's a nice rifle! A local shop had one, and I'd go in just to drool near it.

M. Sage
08-11-2006, 7:14 PM
Can I ask what kind of price range that's in?

Taz77
08-11-2006, 8:11 PM
Can I ask what kind of price range that's in?

MSRP on the varmint is about $800 on Beretta's website, though Reeds is bold enough to go as high as $900. Obviously, I wouldn't buy it there. I got mine from City Arms, ordered for $620 +tax and fees. The T3 lite (smaller magazine, lighter barrel, no raised cheek piece) has an MSRP of around $640 or so... can't remember exactly. I was quoted $540 or so from City Arms, but that was through a guy that knows Dimitri. He'll likely sell it for a little less than MSRP though. But no matter which T3, Tikka still guarantees 1" or better at 100 yards :)

damon1272
08-12-2006, 11:29 AM
Taz,
I have two of the older Tikka 592's in .223 & .22-250 with the competition stocks. Tikka (Sako) has built some great rifles for years. I got rid of my Savage police model in .223 and now I pretty much just use the Tikkas for shooting praire dogs every year. The best thing about them is that they come with an adjustable trigger that can be adjusted down to about two pounds. Tikka rifles have a slick action and great accurracy out of the box. you couldn't ask for more than that.

Taz77
08-12-2006, 12:51 PM
The best thing about them is that they come with an adjustable trigger that can be adjusted down to about two pounds. Tikka rifles have a slick action and great accurracy out of the box. you couldn't ask for more than that.

:) That's why I chose Tikka for my first bolt action rifle.