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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-31-2007, 10:43 AM Thread Starter
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Tikka T3

So who here has bought these rifles? What do you think of it?

I was thinking of getting a Remington 700 for hunting and maybe some long range shooting, but I got to looking at the Tikka T3s and am starting to really like them. It appears like its a better made rifle as far as the bolt does wiggle excessively, and the trigger pull was to my liking. Also, what kinda of accessories are you able to find for them, i.e. stocks, barrels, etc.

Anyways, just curious on what everyone's opinion is. I mean, for $70 more, if its better than the 700, then why not get it, ya know.

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I looked at one a couple of weeks ago. They are supposed to be excellent rifles. Im getting one for deer season. They have a real smooth action. They come with a 3 rd mag, and scope rings as well. Made by Beretta.

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I sold mine i had for sale on here awhile back. Never got around to shooting it.

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still have the scope that was never used in its box.

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Yeah, I've been reading on it some more, and I think I'm going to give the Tikka a try. Bro-in-law has a 700 in 30-06 that he let me mess with and I'm still liking the Tikka a little bit better. I've also read alot of reviews on the rifle too, seems to be very consistent.

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From what I've heard is that it is the best out of the box rifle for it's price range.

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There are way better rifles out there than an out of the box Rem 700. There are some fantastic 700-based actions out there (Surgeon, for instance), but until they get around to fixing the crap ass safety they use on every long gun they make, I think I'll shoot something else (17 wrongful death suits pending, all likely to win). Tikka's are good, and for the money, Howa's are actually pretty damn good.

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I was talking about the tikka.

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There are way better rifles out there than an out of the box Rem 700. There are some fantastic 700-based actions out there (Surgeon, for instance), but until they get around to fixing the crap ass safety they use on every long gun they make, I think I'll shoot something else (17 wrongful death suits pending, all likely to win). Tikka's are good, and for the money, Howa's are actually pretty damn good.
I must have missed that one. Personally, I don't trust safeties 100%. Wonder how all those happened and if it really was a safety malfunction of something.

Looks like as soon as I get rid of so stuff, I'm going to go get a Tikka. I have yet to hear a negative thing about them. Too bad I'm not ready to go deer hunting this season.

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I must have missed that one. Personally, I don't trust safeties 100%. Wonder how all those happened and if it really was a safety malfunction of something.

Looks like as soon as I get rid of so stuff, I'm going to go get a Tikka. I have yet to hear a negative thing about them. Too bad I'm not ready to go deer hunting this season.

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I too am ready, but I know I won't have time. To further clarify, I do like the 700 othewise. I don't think anything is better than the Mauser 98 action, though. Ruger basically copies its extractor, but if you want a great rifle, dig up a K31/40 short action, and have it rebarreled with whatever caliber you want and throw a sporter stock/decelerator pad on it and save your big money for a good scope.

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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-03-2007, 12:06 PM
 
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I just picked up a Tikka T3 and will probably put a few rounds through it this weekend. For the price, its a well built gun. adjustable trigger down to 2 pounds , MOA accuracy out of the box guarentee.

We'll see soon enough. Pray for my shoulder, its only a .300 win mag in a 6 pound rifle
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6 pounds? Jesus, man! Spend the $30 for a pachmyr deccelerator, it'll definitely be worth it.

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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-05-2007, 11:08 AM
 
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Got to put a few rounds through it, the kick isnt as bad as everyone thinks. I would compare it to a 12' guage slug. Hell, I missed-shoulder my benelli and it hurt more while we were hunting with #6 shot.

Add another pound for a scope and a slip on recoil pad and its completely managable for the 20-50 rounds most people will put through it yearly.
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