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    Default Tika T3 varmint stainless

    I am in the market for a new varmint rifle and I like the ooks of these and its in my price range. Anyone have any opinions on these rifles? I have never shot one but I am thinking of getting it in the 22-250 cal. Any input is appreciated thanks

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    Yeah Tony I sell guns for a major outdoors store. Your right they are reasonably priced rifle of good quility. Thier very lightweight and have a real slick action. All reports say they shoot real well MOA. Only draw backs are, 1 they only come in a long action so you'll have a longer bolt pull than a normal 22-250. Second don't lose are break that plastic clip as they cost $60 to replace. All and all a good rifle we sell alot of them. Hope this helps you.

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    I've got a question for this thread also, tho not too much for 22-250, probably an excellent choice for that caliber

    But for heavier, are they Too Light ?? I've hefted a few Tikkas in stores, really like the action,
    feels like it's made real well, heard tons about their accuracy reputation, then,

    I was watching a U-Tube video of a guy shooting one in .270 and he obviously got Whapped pretty good by the recoil,
    I was surprised to see that so wondering as I shop for a rifle for my 9yr old, it'll be in .243 or 25-06,
    so probably not an issue, right?

    Anyone feel that maybe they are too light for a small shooter ?? Maybe a heavier Browning or something would be better ??
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    I've got a T3 lite stainless in 30-06 springfield that's a great shooter. I think they are ugly as all get out but it shoots good and is nice to pack around. It kicks pretty hard due to the 6lbs 3 oz weight however if you are looking at a 22-250 up to a .243 Winchester it shouldn't kick bad at all. I'm considering getting a Varmint version in .243 Winchester myself.

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    I've got it in the .243 and it's super accurate. Recoil is minimal and the bolt is as smooth as guns costing over a grand. They're not the prettiest things, but they work. I can't imagine the 22-250 having much recoil.

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    Thanks guys I think I am going to pick one up in the heavy barrel it seems like everyone is happy with the accuracy I am not too worried about the recoil for a 22-250 as my everything else rifle is a 300 ultra cannon. I just need one a little smaller for coyote and lynx. I have a 223 savage I like and its a really good shooter but its a blued rifle and I dont like rust stainless is easier to care for

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    Tikka's are excellent shooting rifles. My wife ( 5'2 110lbs) shoots one in a .270 and loves it (best group w/ fact ammo .64"). If you end up getting one of these rifles for a younger shooter I would HIGHLY recommend the limbsaver recoil pad (~$35) as it will significantly reduce recoil and they have a line specifically designed for the T3 so it fits/feels/looks great. I've shot the T3 in .338 win mag and I can honestly say it hurt like crap, but again, was tolerable with the limbsaver.
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    I have one chambered in 6.5x55 Swede. The recoil from this round in any rifle is minimal and it is no different in the Tikka. Accurate gun.

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    Default Tikka T3 Lite Stainless

    I recently picked up the .223 version, and out of the box the rifle shot 1" groups at 100 yards with a 4-12 BDC Nikon ProStaff. I worked up some handloads using Varget and H-335 and 55grain Sierras, and the groups were 1/2". The gun is light, action incredibly smooth, and I'm looking forward to some critter whacking.

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    The Tikka is a very good gun. It may not be best looking but is very accurate. I have one in 300WSM and with factory 180's it will shoot one ragged hole if I do my part. It's recoil is not bad at all either. I will be buying another one ounce I figure out what I want. Good choice and you should be happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kodiakrain View Post
    I've got a question for this thread also, tho not too much for 22-250, probably an excellent choice for that caliber

    But for heavier, are they Too Light ?? I've hefted a few Tikkas in stores, really like the action,
    feels like it's made real well, heard tons about their accuracy reputation, then,

    I was watching a U-Tube video of a guy shooting one in .270 and he obviously got Whapped pretty good by the recoil,
    I was surprised to see that so wondering as I shop for a rifle for my 9yr old, it'll be in .243 or 25-06,
    so probably not an issue, right?

    Anyone feel that maybe they are too light for a small shooter ?? Maybe a heavier Browning or something would be better ??
    I have a 270 T-3 and like it a lot, it shoots well and has a nice action. It is very light and I never notice the recoil when hunting, at the range I have a slip over pad that really helps. I bought the pad to use on a 375 but now use it on everything at the range and notice when I forget to put it on. I doubt you would ever regret buying a Tikka..........
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