View Full Version : Tikka T-3 or Remington 700

11-24-2006, 1:08 PM
Between Baretta's Tikka T-3 Hunter and Remington's M700 (both in .270) which is the better overall rifle for accuracy, reliability, and deer hunting?

11-24-2006, 3:19 PM
Does anybody have these rifles to provide some info?

11-24-2006, 3:45 PM
I have two of the older Tikka 595's. I would not trade them for the world. The fact that they have a better scope attachment set up and a smooth polished action with a great trigger makes it worth having something different from everyone else. I have handles the newer Tikkas and they are just as nice as my older ones. Great rifle.

11-24-2006, 3:47 PM
why .270? i don't know anyone with a .270. but i know a guy that has a tikka and he says it is a fine rifle. hunted alot with it. he travels alot. he was planning to switch to a steyr ssg 04. 300 win mag.
i would stick with 308. 30-06. 300winmag.
i like the tikka t3 tactical t3 308. with 20in threaded barrel out of the box .:cool:

11-24-2006, 4:01 PM
My dad has a very sensitive shoulder due to a bicycle accident he had. .308 and .30-06 are too painful for him to shoot after just a few rounds.

11-24-2006, 4:19 PM
I know the Tikka Tactical model has a threaded barrel. If he is recoil sensitive the addition of a muzzle brake may help.

11-24-2006, 10:07 PM
why .270? i don't know anyone with a .270.
You must not know many people. The .270 winchester is a great cartridge, which is why it is so popular. But anyway, I have never shot the Tikka T-3, but have heard many good things about them. If I'm not mistaken, they are also guaranteed to shoot a 1" group at 100 yards. I don't think that remington makes that same guarantee.

11-24-2006, 10:28 PM
I own a Tikka T-3 Tactical and I will always keep that gun in my stable. Smooth action, side bolt release, threaded barrel, a trigger to die for, sling swivels, box mag, adjustable stock, picatinney rail, and sub-moa without breaking a sweat right out of the box. No regrets....

11-25-2006, 5:56 AM
You must not know many people. The .270 winchester is a great cartridge, which is why it is so popular.

yah i don't know many people that hunt. that's why i'm here. to learn :o
i would say 308 30-06 since every store in the states would have a box. or 8mm around the world. maybe even 7.62x54r to hunt a russian bear. :p

11-25-2006, 6:50 AM
I have a T3 in .308, and with just about any 165-168gr factory loaded ammo you get off the shelf, I've gotten 1" or less right out the box. I've got some pics in an earlier post. I tried a few other ammo a couple weeks back, but I just haven't gotten around to posting pics yet, but anything from winchester supreme, federal gold match, to federal fusion will consistently get under 1" at 100yds (and I'm by no means, an accomplished shooter...).