So just got a new Tikka T3 Lite in 7-08 and I am going to load up some rounds for it starting with the Hornady 139 gr SST
1) I went ahead and chambered a fully sized unloaded brass - testing fitting. It is difficult to close the bolt - not impossible but requiring force to push to bolt nob down i.e engaging the bolt face lugs. Ejecting the same brass was not difficult and quite unremarkable compared to the force required to engage the lugs on the bolt face. Any other Tikka owners have this problem with their brand new gun.
2) Seating depth - Unable to get it remotely close to the lands due to the magazine length. I've had this issue with other rifles but this Tikka is a long action rifle chambered for a short action round. It would make since to me if the magazine length was longer. Will an after market or original magazine sized for say 270, -06 or 300 fit and work for a 7-08?