I'm thinking about getting a Tikka stainless in 300WM. Does anybody have any experience with this rifle? I realize that this is a very light weight rifle. Could I expect this rifle to shoot well out to 400+ yards?
I have one in 270 win with a luopold 3x9 and it'll put three on a paper plate out to 400 yards with calm winds and a good rest. Nice action, and trigger pull can be adjusted pretty easy. Taken two elk with it in Montana so it'll kill stuff. My wife shoots it mostly and shoots consistantly out to 300 yds with shooting sticks. Good gun for the $$$.
I have a Tikka T-3 stainless in 300 WM. It is an excellent shooter, and very light. The trigger is outstanding. A nice benefit is oversized magazines (4 round......factory mags hold 3 rounds) available from Beretta. My only complaint is that the loaded plastic magazines rattle in my pocket when I walk around.
There are tons of reviews out for the Tikka T3 Lite rifle. The qualities of this rifle generally include, but are not limited to, 1) lightweight, 2) very accurate right out of the box with most factory ammo, 3) very nice adjustable trigger, 4) action is smooth as butter, 4) free floated barrel, 5) good quality with nice fit and finish, and 6) very competitively priced. I'm very happy with my Tikka in 300 WSM. Thirty caliber Tikka rifles generally shoot 1" groups (or less) at 100 yards. So yes, a Tikka in 300 WM should easily produce groups that are 6" or less at 400 yards if conditions and shooter ability allow.
I have a 300 wsm, t3 lite stainless, Swarovski 6-24x50, have shot several elk, several blacktail on kodiak, and am now taking it back this fall for goat on kodiak. I am totally confident with the package and it shoots flat, no wondering bullets etc. I only shoot 180 gr.
I have a Tikka 300 WM. I shoot 180gr nosler partitions with 72.5 grains of IMR 4350. They travel about 3050 FPS and have been effective at killing moose, caribou, sheep, mountain goats, dear, and bear. It is sighted in at 2 1/2 inches high at 100 yards which puts in dead on at 200, 3-4 inches low at 300, and 14-16 inches low at 400. The best 3 shot group I've gotten at 200 yards is 1" 1/8. If you are going to shoot 400 yards stay with the 180's.
I shoot the 300wsm with 180g accubonds, 65.5g 4350 at 3050 fps and the tikka shoots better thank i can. I have done a 4 shot group in 4.5in at 500 yards with it. When i first got it it had problems copper fouling so i ran a round of tubbs bore lapping bullets through it and couldnt ask for a better shooting all arround rifle. Only complaint is the clip, dont like the plastic and if you reload the bullet legnt will be dictated by the clip not the lands.
My SS Whitetail Hunter M695 Mag in 300WM is 7.5 pounds before Leupold VariX III 3.5-10 and shoots 300 yards very well. The Fins build the most accurate rifles (my opinion) so you won't be disappointed.
I have a Tikka T3 Lite Stainless in 30-06 and love it. Light, accurate, and smooth action for a reasonable price. Plan on buying another for wife and possibly a 300wsm in the future. Nothing comparable in the price range in my opinion.
Great gun! I have a 300 T3 lite and put a limbsaver pad on it cause it kicked like a you know what. Took some time and a number of rounds to get it broke in but it settled down and I love that gun. Killed my ram this last fall with it, shooting factory 180 gr. nosler accubonds. Durable as well, it took a beating in the mountains.
[h=1]As JPOST statedthere is a lot of information on here about the Tikka T-3. It covers diff cal,you will not be dissatisfied with this rifle… in most cases it will out shootthe shooter. It is a very lite weight weapon so it is a given that the Mag calwill knock the snot out of you but as another stated Limb saver will be yourbest friend. [/h][h=1]Good luck [/h]
Tikka T-3's all have a long throat. Therefore, any of the solid "copper/gilding metal" projectiles work well. If reloading, the length of the magazine is the limiting factor on bullet OAL. You will find that the twist rate will really like a 180 gr going between 2900 and 3100 feet per second.... lots of room for tweaking for accuracy.
My Tikka's all shoot less than 1" groups at 100 meters. Usually average 1/2 to 5/8 inch. My personal hunting rifle in 300 WSM has produced groups from 1/4 to 3/4 inch groups at 100 meters. And have a 5 shot group at 600 meters of 4 7/8 inches on paper. I have a Leupold CDS scope calibrated to my current handload. Also, have dial calibrated for my favorite over the counter ammunition in that caliber.
I like the tikka so much, that everyone in my hunt group has one--- all in 300 WSM. Makes, forgetting magazine, ammo, ect a mute point.
My hunting partner "forgot" ammo and magazine on a flyout trip to Kodiak. I loaned him my extra mag and a box of shells. Turns out both of his were in his clothes bag on the bottom... just didn't find them.
Also with using same caliber, my girl uses my ammo and wont be buying mixed ammo brands.
Just noticed everyone else is shooting 180gr am I the only one using 163gr tsx rounds. I set it up fir antelope hunting in WY. the gun will make 450 all day long with practice. My longest kill was 496 amazing shooter.
Like several of the previous posters, I also shoot the Tikka T3 stainless/synthetic in 300WSM. The rifle shoots more accurately than I can and regularly groups less than 1 inch at 100 yards and less than 5 inches at 300 yards. I shoot the 180 grain Barnes TTSX bullets (handloads) at 3000 feet-per-second at the muzzle. I'm a huge fan of the TTSX bullets and can't think of a time when the bullets haven't completely passed through an animal, even animals 400-plus yards away. The bullets always leave a big exit wound. I have had a few minor issues with the rifle, including pulling-out the sling swivel stud, but I've convinced myself that these issues were more of a result of hard hunting than a defect with the rifle.
sorry to say I haven't gotten a 300wsm yet, but that's next on the list. I do own 2 T3's and both of them shoot Barnes TSX bullets. on is a 338WM with 225gr TSX that'll put 3 on a 6in steel at 300 easily, and the other is a 25-06 with 100gr TTSX that's gotten me under .400 at 100 yds. buy one, get talley lightweight rings for it and a good scope with the sims pad and you'll love it. the are that good