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#4230494 - 05/03/13 11:37 AM Re: Is that Tikka T3 Lite 300win mag too light? [Re: Tx Rifleman]
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#4230498 - 05/03/13 11:38 AM Re: Is that Tikka T3 Lite 300win mag too light? [Re: Tx Rifleman]
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For range sessions buy a PAST recoil pad/shield (you wear it on your shoulder). It's the best of both worlds: no effect on hunting, but makes range sessions much more pleasant.
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#4230503 - 05/03/13 11:41 AM Re: Is that Tikka T3 Lite 300win mag too light? [Re: Tx Rifleman]
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B&C Medalist stocks I've seen some use here are nice.

Like this one my buddy put on his. Completely changes the feel of the rifle (to me) and is a good upgrade.

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#4230509 - 05/03/13 11:43 AM Re: Is that Tikka T3 Lite 300win mag too light? [Re: syncerus]
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Thanks guys.

#4230523 - 05/03/13 11:49 AM Re: Is that Tikka T3 Lite 300win mag too light? [Re: Tx Rifleman]
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Originally Posted By: Tx Rifleman
got it, thanks so much guys.

How about the upgrade part for Tikka T3 Lite. such as Barrel and stock.

I think after you shoot it you will be trying to remember what you wanted to upgrade. Buy a limbsaver pad before you ever shoot it. They work as advertised. My wife went from shooting 7-8 rounds and quitting to shooting unlimited rounds (50 last outing) in her T3 lite 7-08. Just from the pad change. $30-40 well spent.

#4230609 - 05/03/13 12:29 PM Re: Is that Tikka T3 Lite 300win mag too light? [Re: wp75169]
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Tx Rifleman, If you haven't shot very many 300 Win Mags, tuck her real snug into your shoulder and hang on to her real good the first time you shoot it.....Its gonna bark!!!!

#4230633 - 05/03/13 12:42 PM Re: Is that Tikka T3 Lite 300win mag too light? [Re: AlaskaCub]
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TX Rifleman,

Any thickness of barrel can be made to shoot with hand loads. Depending on the quality of the barrel and the quality of the loads. When searching for the accuracy node one is, keeping all other factors in control form of the experiment, search for the right powder charge. One is looking for a bullet to exit the barrel in the part of the sine wave when the barrel has flexed upward, paused, bullet exits, barrel rebounds downward. That is the accuracy node.

You may have a powder charge spread, especially in a long magnum, 1.0 gr below to 1.0 gr above the "sweet spot" and the rifle still shoots well. Heavy barrels allow longer shot strings before the barrel heats up and harmonics change. But even the thinnest contour can still shoot sub MOA if the barrel is allowed to cool. Obviously ambient air temperature is a factor.

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#4230918 - 05/03/13 02:54 PM Re: Is that Tikka T3 Lite 300win mag too light? [Re: kmon1]
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Originally Posted By: kmon1
Originally Posted By: Tx Rifleman
all of my rifle are heavy barrel, feel the Tikka barrel very thin. is that true the bullet will starting walk after 400 yards with that think barrel?

No, it is true accuracy may suffer as a lite barrel heats up with long shot strings. the barrel does not have an effect on a bullet that is 400 yards away.

put a good recoil pad on it and enjoy. recoil is brisk with a lite rifle in a larger round but no unmanageable. the lite rifle is a pleasure to carry around hunting

Yep... My way of looking at it is that adrenaline will help me manage recoil when the time comes, but fatigue doesn't ever seem to help much with the weight of the rifle on a long hike...

#4232023 - 05/04/13 01:12 AM Re: Is that Tikka T3 Lite 300win mag too light? [Re: GriffGruff78]
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Boyds ( are planning to make a stock for Tikka this summer (that's what I was told by their folks). They also offer a nice recoil pad as an extra feature.

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