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    put a leupold 2-12 vx6 on my 300 tikka, shoots very well.
    how about you guys?

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    You've definitely got me thinking about one in 308 or 270 for a caribou/sheep/goat gun. That is, whenever I can get time off for a sheep hunt, unlike you lazy surveyors.
    Alaskan expat, civil engineer, FAA consultant.

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    • #3
      I got the 308 also andrew, it shoots just as nicely. I think they are the best buy for the $$.


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      • #4
        I resisted buying a Tikka T3 for years. A couple of years ago a local gun store got in a used one in 30-06. He gave me a heck of a great price so I bought it. Best money I ever spent on a firearm. I recommend them highly. Plastic parts included.
        NRA Life Member since 1974

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        • #5
          Yes Sir!! I have a 243 win that I ran an AI reamer into and a .338 Fed. Both shoot sub MOA and the .243AI is like a laser with 85 gr Sierra HPBT farther than I can hold on a head of cabbage...if I could only have two guns....I think those 2 would take care of most anything I'm likely to run into. The .243 is going to be my wolf gun this Fall.
          Somewhere along the way I have lost the ability to act politically correct. If you should find it, please feel free to keep it.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by sh View Post
            I got the 308 also andrew, it shoots just as nicely. I think they are the best buy for the $$.


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            No need for me to buy one then. I'll just borrow yours.


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            Alaskan expat, civil engineer, FAA consultant.

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            • #7
              Shoot a moose with it n gimme some


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              • #8
                Glad your's is working out, but mine isn't so good. I got a 3006 T3 superlight last year and have been disappointed with it's accuracy. Only shoots 1.3" (6 shot) groups at 100yds. It definitely doesn't like heavier bullets; it shoots over 2" groups with a 180 gr bullet. This is after free-floating the barrel. The barrel was supposed to come free-floating, but there were a few spots where the stock was touching the barrel. A little sanding fixed that problem, and brought the group size down. My 1948 Model 70 shoots better. However, in order to get a rifle that is as light and more accurate will cost almost twice as much as what I paid for the Tikka.


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                • #9
                  Smaller diameter rifle barrels can be a bit picky and frequently need to have customized handloads for optimal accuracy - suspect hi likelihood of this in your rifle.
                  "Actions speak louder than words - 'nough said"

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                  • #10
                    So far, lower weight bullets and lighter loads produce the best groups, but still not ideal.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by sh View Post
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                      put a leupold 2-12 vx6 on my 300 tikka, shoots very well.
                      how about you guys?
                      Shane, what loads were you shooting? I've had great accuracy w/ 180 boat tails with max loads of IMR 7828 (78 grains). Same load shot great out of both 300's I had.

                      Also, what's the twist rate on the barrel?


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                      • #12
                        hornaday

                        Originally posted by highestview View Post
                        Shane, what loads were you shooting? I've had great accuracy w/ 180 boat tails with max loads of IMR 7828 (78 grains). Same load shot great out of both 300's I had.

                        Also, what's the twist rate on the barrel?


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                        I was using hornaday ammo ( 150 interlocks), they call American whitetail or something like that.
                        the vortex ammo was about 1.5 or so, for a reasonable priced rifle, hard to beat that
                        not sure on the twist, will have to check out tikka website

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                        • #13
                          dude, nothing wrong with 1.3" groups. unless you are chuckin lead at varmints over 200 yards, you have a decent big game rifle there.

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                          • #14
                            I have the Tikka T3 Lite in 7MM-08 SS/Synthetic and like it very much.

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                            • #15
                              300 wsm tika

                              my tika shot factory ammo real good avg inch and 1/4 groups. reloads was another question picky as hell 3in groups at 100 then finally found the sweet spot for it with the barnes tts 168 and re loader 17 now its a tack driver.

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