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#5677516 - 03/31/15 07:37 AM Tikka T3 Lite
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Tikka T3 Video Review

Who hunts with a T3 Lite? Tikka has always made a pretty good product. Check out the video above. Let me know what you think of the rifle.
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#5677566 - 03/31/15 08:18 AM Re: Tikka T3 Lite [Re: Modern Gunner]
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Savage rules banana

popcorn
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#5677582 - 03/31/15 08:27 AM Re: Tikka T3 Lite [Re: Modern Gunner]
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If I were to buy a factory rifle, it would be a Tikka. They are the most consistently accurate rifles out of the box. Sure there are other mfg that make an accurate rifle, but you often hear about some with accuracy issues. I have not found a factory Tikka yet that did not shoot sub moa out of the box with good ammo. Plus, they make a great platform to build a custom rifle from.
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#5677758 - 03/31/15 10:00 AM Re: Tikka T3 Lite [Re: BigPig]
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Originally Posted By: BigPig
Savage rules banana

popcorn


I find this funny. Most, not all, of the people who dislike the tikka have never owned one. They check them out in the store and find them lite or unsubstantial as another here has said. Well no crap. It's a T3 Lite. Meaning not heavy. Yes they sacrifice the stock to lower the weight. It is still far superior to savages entry level stock. If you want a heavier rifle check out the CTR or tactical version.

Here's a coworkers stock CTR in .260 at 300 yards. If you don't want to do the math that's around .2 moa.


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#5677830 - 03/31/15 10:39 AM Re: Tikka T3 Lite [Re: Modern Gunner]
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Tikka > Savage

It's not even debateable to me.

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#5677851 - 03/31/15 10:48 AM Re: Tikka T3 Lite [Re: BigPig]
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Originally Posted By: BigPig
Savage rules banana

popcorn

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#5677852 - 03/31/15 10:49 AM Re: Tikka T3 Lite [Re: patriot07]
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Originally Posted By: patriot07
Originally Posted By: BigPig
Savage rules banana

popcorn


You ever shot a Tikka?

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#5677853 - 03/31/15 10:49 AM Re: Tikka T3 Lite [Re: Modern Gunner]
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I'm with wp. The rifle does seem light, which is the intent. I had a light 260 that I liked, but wanted a longer barrel. Rather than get a rebarrel, I went with the Tikka. I've hunted with it for a season or two now, and I only have one minor complaint. The way the action is built, there isn't quite enough room between the action and scope to carry it in my hand with the thumb in that space.

If I needed another rifle, I'd not hesitate to buy a Tikka. Like my Dad, I'm more and more liking light rifles that shoot great. That's what you get with Tikka.

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#5678128 - 03/31/15 01:58 PM Re: Tikka T3 Lite [Re: Modern Gunner]
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Originally Posted By: huck18
Originally Posted By: patriot07
Originally Posted By: BigPig
Savage rules banana

popcorn


You ever shot a Tikka?
I have not, although I'll readily admit to it having the smoothest action I felt in any sub-$1000 factory rifle. I couldn't justify spending $300 more than my Savage knowing full well I'd have to spend another $200-$500 immediateley to replace the horrendous Tikka stock.

I'll fully admit that it's possible Tikka makes the better rifle. But for me, Savage was a much better value.

More than anything, I was quoting BP's popcorn emoticon. Just nagging at you Tikka guys a bit. It does seem like they make a fantastic action with a very cheap stock. As Chad said - great base for a custom build for sure, but not the best value for all-around factory performance given the stock and price.

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#5678145 - 03/31/15 02:21 PM Re: Tikka T3 Lite [Re: Modern Gunner]
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The out of box accuracy and action is what I was thinking about. The stock is something I will have to look into.
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#5678167 - 03/31/15 02:37 PM Re: Tikka T3 Lite [Re: patriot07]
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Originally Posted By: patriot07
Originally Posted By: huck18
Originally Posted By: patriot07
Originally Posted By: BigPig
Savage rules banana

popcorn


You ever shot a Tikka?
I have not, although I'll readily admit to it having the smoothest action I felt in any sub-$1000 factory rifle. I couldn't justify spending $300 more than my Savage knowing full well I'd have to spend another $200-$500 immediateley to replace the horrendous Tikka stock.

I'll fully admit that it's possible Tikka makes the better rifle. But for me, Savage was a much better value.

More than anything, I was quoting BP's popcorn emoticon. Just nagging at you Tikka guys a bit. It does seem like they make a fantastic action with a very cheap stock. As Chad said - great base for a custom build for sure, but not the best value for all-around factory performance given the stock and price.


Like most things in life you get what u pay for. The action and barrel are the heart of the rifle, that's what matters most. Do the Tikka stocks suck...yes they do but that can easily be fixed with a $250 Bell and Carlson. You can't make that Savage as smooth as a Tikka for $250.

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#5678228 - 03/31/15 03:30 PM Re: Tikka T3 Lite [Re: huck18]
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Originally Posted By: huck18
Like most things in life you get what u pay for. The action and barrel are the heart of the rifle, that's what matters most. Do the Tikka stocks suck...yes they do but that can easily be fixed with a $250 Bell and Carlson. You can't make that Savage as smooth as a Tikka for $250.
Agreed. As for not being able to make the Savage as smooth as a Tikka for $250, I wouldn't if I could. The whole point of Savage is the value IMHO. You don't put a Ferrari engine in a Corvette. You bought the Corvette because it's 90% of the car for 50% of the price.

To competition shooters or those who have a ton of money to spend on guns, that extra 10% makes a difference. As for me, I'd rather have half my money back.

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#5678239 - 03/31/15 03:37 PM Re: Tikka T3 Lite [Re: huck18]
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Originally Posted By: huck18
Originally Posted By: patriot07
Originally Posted By: BigPig
Savage rules banana

popcorn


You ever shot a Tikka?


Yes sir. Owned a 243 a few years ago, wasn't a Lite model. It was a god gun, didn't overly impress me and it found a new home about a year after purchase. My only regret in letting it go was that it had a very pretty wood stock.
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Ever spit it out rather than swallow it?

Originally Posted By: pegasaurus
Enjoy it while you can. One day you might be complaining about NOT getting random pop-ups in the morning. grin

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#5678244 - 03/31/15 03:40 PM Re: Tikka T3 Lite [Re: wp75169]
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Originally Posted By: wp75169
Originally Posted By: BigPig
Savage rules banana

popcorn


I find this funny. Most, not all, of the people who dislike the tikka have never owned one. They check them out in the store and find them lite or unsubstantial as another here has said. Well no crap. It's a T3 Lite. Meaning not heavy. Yes they sacrifice the stock to lower the weight. It is still far superior to savages entry level stock. If you want a heavier rifle check out the CTR or tactical version.

Here's a coworkers stock CTR in .260 at 300 yards. If you don't want to do the math that's around .2 moa.



That's cute

Stock Savage 308 Model 10T. I still have the target of you would like me to do the math. popcorn


Edited by BigPig (03/31/15 03:41 PM)
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Originally Posted By: pegasaurus
Enjoy it while you can. One day you might be complaining about NOT getting random pop-ups in the morning. grin

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#5678251 - 03/31/15 03:42 PM Re: Tikka T3 Lite [Re: Modern Gunner]
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LMAO!!!

We are going to need one of these decals:
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