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Tikka T3 Rifles

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by cratz2, May 31, 2003.

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  1. cratz2

    cratz2 Member

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    Anyone handle or shoot the new T3 rifles yet?

    Looks like they're available in 6.5x55 which I've been looking for in a Tikka. I could special order one but none of the local shops have the T3 in yet. Similarities to the 595/695? Anything worse? I know the single action size turns some folks off but the 6.5x55 would need the longer action to use with longer bullets anyway.

    Thanks for you help.
     
  2. Booran

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    the new tikkas are a lot lighter and they are more slender in the grip and fore arm. the mag is a bit different that it releases from the front and not the side. in all mine seams to be a good quality rifle that wont break the bank.
     
  3. DougB

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    One thing that bugs me about them is that I understand they only have one action length (long), so if you get one chambered in a shorter cartridge (.308, etc.) your action will be as long as if it were a 300 magnum. One thing I like about shorter cartridges is getting a shorter rifle with the same barrel length. With the popularity of the new short magnum cartridges, this seems like a poor design decision. Please correct me if I'm misinformed or misunderstanding something here (I like Tikka rifles).

    Doug
     
  4. rugerfreak

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    I just bought a stainless/syn lite T3 today in .243---it is very light weight-----the manual lists it at 6lbs 3oz.-----I put it side by side to the .30-06 they had also---exactly the same length and weight---my .243 is going to be a sweet shooter-----that .30-06 is going to pound the heck out of you.

    Cycled some shells through it to see if there would be any hang-ups because of the short action cartridge in a long action----there were no problems feeding --chambering and ejecting-----now to go shoot it.

    It also came with scope mounts--sling swivels--and an allen wrench for the scope mounts.

    I paid $499 for mine---the blued/syn model was $449----which is probably high--because they price the new and interesting stuff up there---then gradually bring the price down to what the market will bear. I figured $500 for a stainless rifle was OK--because look at what the Ruger--Browning--Remington--Winchester stainless models have gone up to---plus Tikka has an excellent reputation.

    They told me they just put 'em out on the rack yesterday---and that I was basically the first one in the state to own one.

    The rifle is also has a free-floated barrel and adjustable trigger---which is factory set at 3lbs----stated in the manual and verified by my guage.
     
  5. Booran

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    i shot some good groups with my new T3 today. they are impresseve to say the least.




    53.0gr. of H-4350 and a 100gr. Nosler Ballistic tip shot this group
     

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    Have you measured that group? Looks like it could be a hair under .5" Very impressive.

    Yes, I was aware of the single length action issue but as I said, I'm primarily wanting to shoot pointy 140 Gr bullets so a long action is probably called for...

    Thanks for all the replies... Looks like I'll be getting a 6.5x55 soon. ;)
     
  7. Booran

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    its right at .5 inches not bad at all.
     
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    I started a thread with the same sort of question before I found this one... I'm on the verge of buying one right now in '06, stainless/synthetic, and a nice VX-II. Im happy to find this thread, had an answer to every question I had. So even if this isnt my thread, thanks guys.
     
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