View Full Version : Tikka T3 Lite in 300 Winchester Magnum Optics Opinion

03-17-2012, 1:56 PM
Ok just picked up a used Tikka T3 Lite in 300 WM. Suggestions for Scope and mounts? I have a Leupold Vari-X 3-9x33mm on my Remington 700 in 30-06 and I like that set up. Just thought I would see what people would recommend for a "fresh" view point?

By the way gotta love that trigger...wow

03-17-2012, 2:17 PM

03-17-2012, 3:05 PM

+1 , so many good glass around,how much you want to spend?

03-17-2012, 3:36 PM
Put another Leupold 3X9X40 on it and you will be happy for life. Or a Leupold 3.5X10X40 is a good choice. I have the VarriX-II 3X9X40 on 7or 8 rifles(2 Tikka's) and a 3.5X10X40 on my 25-06 and have never felt they were lacking in any way. I have shot very close(less than 10 FEET) to over 600 yards(at and killing Pronghorn) so I believe you will be just fine and very happy with a good Leupold. The PH and others that I spoke with recommended Leupold for my trip to Africa and stated a 3X9 was a good choice.

03-17-2012, 4:49 PM
What are you going to use the rifle for primarily? If it is hunting then choose the same scope so you don't have any difference when you go out. If it is for target or fun shooting consider a higher variable including Mil-dot. They are a lot of fun to learn for long range shooting. I own a lot of types of guns but when I go hunting I try to keep everything the same (Leupold).

03-25-2012, 10:55 AM

I spent $400 on the rifle, so I am thinking under $1000 for scope, mount, and rings?

03-25-2012, 11:00 AM
Just picked it up yesterday, that bolt is smooth, trigger crisp, cleaned it up, bore is brand new shiny, couple of tiny scratch, touched them up.

I think someone bought it, tried to shoot it a couple times, and maybe didn't like the recoil. I am thinking recoil with the rifle just over 6 lbs in 300 WM is going to be "felt"?

03-25-2012, 11:04 AM
I am thinking a 3x-10x 40mm because of the flat shooting 300 WM compared to the 30-06? Maybe more magnification?

03-25-2012, 11:05 AM
Good choice on the rifle. I'm saving up for the Tikka TAC 20". I already have the glass I'm going to put on it. A Millett TRS. Great glass, mill dot illuminated reticle 1/4 MOA, and I'm already familiar with it since I have the LRS on my AR-308. I highly recommend a Millett. Plus you'll only spend 1/3 of that budget you have. Save that other 700 for that pricey ammo your gun is going to digest ;)

Just me .02

03-25-2012, 11:07 AM
Something with a long eye relief!?!? If your a hunter we sell a Leupold MK 4 with a Kenton elevation knob w/zero stop calibrated to your load for under $1000. Makes first round hits out to 1000 yards fairly easy.
We put these on our Tikka "long range hunter" builds. Pic below. PM if your interested.

Take care,Stan

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03-25-2012, 11:34 AM
I think long eye relief is key, unless I like bloody and brused eye brows? What do you use for a mount base?

03-25-2012, 11:41 AM
We have "standardize" with EGW Picatinny rail and Warne rings. MAkes for a very clean and extremely strong setup.

03-25-2012, 11:42 AM
Check this one out! great optics,Warranty,price.
look at the V-plex one on the bottom.$280.00

03-25-2012, 7:17 PM
Vortex viper PST! opticsplanet has them for $699, and the front focal plane one for $899. Im going get the regular one because i dont typically rely on the reticule to do long range adjustments. They have them in MRAD and MOA. Great glass, illuminated, tactical turrets, ballistic reticule that match the turrets... what more could you want. People compare the glass similar of better than leupold, I read a very good review on one with side by side pictures to a nightforce at 1000 Yards, very clear!

here ya go: http://www.opticsplanet.net/vortex-viper-pst-4-16x50-riflescopes.html

03-25-2012, 11:17 PM
+1 for the Viper PST Amazing quality and glass for the price. Im rocking DNZ Low base/rings and a Leupold rifleman 4x12x40 on my tikka lite. The mounts Cost $49 from amazon. Have yet to shoot it so cant comment on strength of the mount. Looks BEEFY, came with grade 8 screws and no lapping. The other alternative is what Stan suggested, but that cost a little bit more.