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Old 02-14-2014, 8:53 PM
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Bought the T3 Light today. Chambered in .30-06, black synthetic stock, stainless steel. I pick her up on the 25th.

Thanks for the suggestions guys.

And about the Ruger M77, mine used to tear me apart even with its weight. I changed the recoil pad to a limbsaver and it feels like a pad of butter smushing into my shoulder.
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Old 02-15-2014, 6:35 PM
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did you look at the browning x bolt?
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Old 02-15-2014, 8:34 PM
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did you look at the browning x bolt?
That was the rifle I have been wanting for several years. The reasons I picked the Tikka:

-The price was several hundred less for the Tikka.
-The Tikka was lighter.
-The Tikka has a 1MOA guarantee. If it isn't, I'll send it back as many times as needed until they ship one that is sub 1MOA. I have other rifles I can use in the meantime, no rush.
-The Tikka bolt is WAY better to operate. I positioned myself in several ways at the gun shop and simulated having to do followup shots while maintaining a half cheek weld. The Tikka was the only gun out of every one I tried that wasn't awkward. The bolt popped right up and back and into place again flawlessly, no jiggin' around with it.
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Old 02-15-2014, 9:15 PM
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Nick, Nice pickup! I just looked at the T3 lite blued .308 & loved it. I want a pig/deer gun. I'm wondering about the T3 lite camo/stainless & the range of adj length of pull. Anyone know the range?
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Old 02-15-2014, 9:19 PM
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I mean it really is amazing why Tikka isn't so well known here in the States. Especially with QC from American stuff falling all the time because of Freedom Group.
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I mean it really is amazing why Tikka isn't so well known here in the States. Especially with QC from American stuff falling all the time because of Freedom Group.
^^^^^This but Savage & Mossberg are getting there...other American Gun Companies feel if you don't buy their tops you get the crap then.
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Bought the T3 Light today. Chambered in .30-06, black synthetic stock, stainless steel. I pick her up on the 25th.

Thanks for the suggestions guys.

And about the Ruger M77, mine used to tear me apart even with its weight. I changed the recoil pad to a limbsaver and it feels like a pad of butter smushing into my shoulder.
Congrats on the T3.

A few months ago I bought a new Ruger Hawkeye synthetic in 308 and is recoil was mild IMO. It's about 8 lbs with the scope. I'm surprised your M77 kicks so hard. The T3 is about a 2/3 lbs lighter...I'm wondering what that's going to feel like on the shoulder!
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You might as well order your limbsaver pad now. You will want it. I know I did with my 270.
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Old 02-17-2014, 10:39 AM
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I have Tikka T3 lite in 7-08 I put a zeiss conquest scope on with the DNZ Game reaper mount. I sighted this rifle in 4 years ago with a 140 gr bullet, it has not been gently treated and I have not touched the scope turrets in 4 years. I bet I can buy any 140 gr ammo off the shelf anywhere and with the first shot be in the pie plate diameter kill zone at 250 yards. The stock is perfect for hunting, trigger is epic and smoooooth bolt.
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Old 02-17-2014, 3:13 PM
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You might as well order your limbsaver pad now. You will want it. I know I did with my 270.
I don't plan on shooting it more than a few rounds a year. 3 to sight it in twice a year, and hopefully a couple more at some critters. My main beef with the M77 was its weight when hiking 10 miles.

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A few months ago I bought a new Ruger Hawkeye synthetic in 308 and is recoil was mild IMO. It's about 8 lbs with the scope. I'm surprised your M77 kicks so hard. The T3 is about a 2/3 lbs lighter...I'm wondering what that's going to feel like on the shoulder!
Well this was the old recoil pad that may as well have been made of steel. It was hard as ****.
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Old 05-24-2014, 8:06 AM
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Ok, followup. I shot the T3 a few times since this thread died. It is not bad at all to shoot in a heavy caliber like .30-06. Not sure what all the fuss is about.

It definitely shoots <1MOA out of the box. I was laying holes on top of holes. I topped it with a Leupold VX-R 3-9x40 with the illuminated reticule firedot.

I loved it so much that I went back and bought a 2nd Tikka T3 in .243 and topped it with a VX-1 in Silver to match the stainless.
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I highly recomend the dnz mount on anything you get. The fewer points that could fail the better.

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I've got a DNZ too; it's a strong and simple mount.

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The tikka t3 is a great lightweight hunting rifle . It has a great trigger and is good and accurate. Synthetic and stainless and you have nothing to worry about
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Savage lightweight hunter in .243 Win
You would be hard pressed to better than this combo.
Put a durable, light as possible 3-9 on it and you got a deer slayer!
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Rem Mdl 7 in 308. Its a joy to carry all day and compact enough to not get hung up in the brush.
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Another vote for the Winchester Model 70 Featherweight in '06.

I almost bought one new but I found an immaculate used Model 70 Sporter '06 for a price I couldn't refuse.
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That, with a little Leupold. Perfect light deer gun.
http://www.opticsplanet.com/leupold-...x-reticle.html

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That, with a little Leupold. Perfect light deer gun.

http://www.opticsplanet.com/leupold-...x-reticle.html

Great scope choice. That's what my m70 feather weight wears and it's nice!
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Great scope for a light weight or Mountain rifle I actually use them for everything out to 600 yrds. I use the Long Range ret.
http://www.opticsplanet.com/leupold-...fle-scope.html
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