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got my first tikka

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by UcanRun, Feb 10, 2012.

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  1. UcanRun

    UcanRun Member

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    Bought a tikka t3 tonight. 7mm mag

    Cant wait to get it to the range
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  2. glock36

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    Very nice looking rifle you got there. Do keep us up to speed with a range report. Congratulations.

    Good luck
    God speed
     
  3. Gtscotty

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    I believe that's a Tikka T3 lite Stainless, the hunter models all have wooden stocks. Regardless, that rifle in 7 mag, '06 or 300 mag should be the perfect "anything, anywhere" rifle. I love my blued Tikkas, but I've been thinking lately that they really need a stainless brother to keep them company, and pull hunting duty when the weather is not cooperating...

    Great choice and welcome to the club!
     
  4. Sav .250

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    Had a look at some of those at the local Ganger Mountain. Seemed to be well built. Nice trigger. Not bad at all. :)
     
  5. shaggy430

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    Congrats! I have one in '06 and it is probably the perfect hunting rifle.
     
  6. TexasPatriot.308

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    yeah, that looks like a T3 lite stainless, I lucked out in to one in 6.5 x 55 right about the time they quit exporting them to the U.S. in that caliber. cant tell you how many people want to talk me out of that rifle. I love it.
     
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    I have a Tikka T3 Hunter (wooden stock) in 7mag and it has been awesome. Outstanding shooter, very accurate. So far one of my best investments. I think that you will enjoy your rifle, a nice choice.
     
  8. viking499

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    Good looking rifle UCan.

    Me too. I love my 6.5x55 Tikka.
     
  9. UcanRun

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    Have the exact same setup on mine. Couldn't be happier about the decision to go with the Game Reaper (matter of fact, I've bought several more of their rings/bases for other rifles as well). I have a 3-9x40 Zeiss scope on my T3, and it's been rock solid from day 1.
     
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  11. UcanRun

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    Im thinking im gonna go with a nikon prostaff or buckmaster 2.5-12x42
     
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    I've got the Hunter in 6.5x55. Hope you like yours as much as I do mine.
     
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  14. UcanRun

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    Yea i currently have 3 prostaff scopes and love them all
     
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    The DNZ mounts are solid. Also, look at the Talley LW's which are an excellent option.
     
  16. UcanRun

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    I threw on an old cheepo scope last night to see how it felt. I like the look
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    Does that model have a plastic/polymer trigger guard?
     
  18. UcanRun

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    That looks good!
     
  20. 451 Detonics

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    congrats! My first Tikka was a double rifle in 9.3X74R, later added a set of 12 gauge barrels...

    one of these days I might have to try a bolt from them...
     
  21. UcanRun

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    Got my scope today. I got a nikon buckmaster is 4.5-14x40 with the nikoplex reticle and side focus. Ill be at the range wed and cant wait
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  22. viking499

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    Great scope to go on a great gun. Looking forward to a range report.
     
  23. UcanRun

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    How much cleaning should i do or not do on this barrel before i start shootin?
     
  24. viking499

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    I wiped mine clean a couple of times and went to town. Then gave it a good cleaning when finished.
     
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    Dang it, this thread has given me the bug for a stainless Tikka.....If I bought one, my hunting rifle collection would be complete (momentarily...).
     
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