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#5859950 - 08/02/15 03:39 PM Tikka T3 vs Tikka T3 lite combo
doogie Offline
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Registered: 07/17/08
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Loc: Hill County
Dicks sporting good has a tikka t3 lite with Burris scope for $599
Bass pro has a tikka t3 no scope for $599
Bass pro will not price match since dicks is a combo package

Are the guns identical or is the combo gun a lower quality

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#5859955 - 08/02/15 03:43 PM Re: Tikka T3 vs Tikka T3 lite combo [Re: doogie]
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I'd go with the combo. T3 lite comes with the plastic stock. If the one at Bass Pro has the plastic stock, it's the same rifle.

Either way, the rifle itself is the same quality (barreled action, bolt, trigger, magazine, etc).
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#5859957 - 08/02/15 03:45 PM Re: Tikka T3 vs Tikka T3 lite combo [Re: doogie]
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T3 Lite will have the black polymer stock. If both rifles have the same stock, then they are both T3 Lites. Sounds like Dicks has the better price. The scope that comes with it is no doubt a bottom line scope, but should be serviceable for a while until you decide to change it out...
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#5859992 - 08/02/15 04:06 PM Re: Tikka T3 vs Tikka T3 lite combo [Re: Precision_Shooter]
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Originally Posted By: Precision_Shooter
T3 Lite will have the black polymer stock. If both rifles have the same stock, then they are both T3 Lites. Sounds like Dicks has the better price. The scope that comes with it is no doubt a bottom line scope, but should be serviceable for a while until you decide to change it out...


Yup.

Plan on selling the scope as soon as you can afford an upgrade. SWFA has a trade in program.
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#5859996 - 08/02/15 04:08 PM Re: Tikka T3 vs Tikka T3 lite combo [Re: doogie]
Brother in-law Offline
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Buy the combo, sell the scope and free rings and buy some better rings and a box of ammo

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#5860029 - 08/02/15 04:35 PM Re: Tikka T3 vs Tikka T3 lite combo [Re: doogie]
Pittstate Offline
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I bought the same gun at Dicks in 2008. I put better rings, scope and limbsaver butt pad on it. Love the gun. It was $549 back then, haven't went up much.

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#5860349 - 08/02/15 09:13 PM Re: Tikka T3 vs Tikka T3 lite combo [Re: doogie]
doogie Offline
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The T3 at Dick's had a little stiffer/not as smooth bolt action than the one at Bass Pro.
Should I just buy it , oil it, see how it is?
If its still not smooth, will the warranty fix the issue?

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#5860355 - 08/02/15 09:15 PM Re: Tikka T3 vs Tikka T3 lite combo [Re: doogie]
FiremanJG Offline
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Stiff moving the bolt front to back or rotating the handle?
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#5860367 - 08/02/15 09:21 PM Re: Tikka T3 vs Tikka T3 lite combo [Re: FiremanJG]
doogie Offline
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A little of both. but most locking it down and then opening the bolt is when its not very smooth


Edited by doogie (08/02/15 09:22 PM)

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#5860376 - 08/02/15 09:26 PM Re: Tikka T3 vs Tikka T3 lite combo [Re: doogie]
wp75169 Offline
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Registered: 10/11/09
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I wonder if dicks is buying seconds? Never heard of that with a tikka. And from your other thread I vote .308. If you intend to shoot much the 30-06 will be punishing in a T3. Either way invest in a limbsaver pad. It's worth the money.

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#5860586 - 08/03/15 06:23 AM Re: Tikka T3 vs Tikka T3 lite combo [Re: doogie]
patriot07 Offline
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I don't think the gun at Dick's is any different. They all come with that same plastic stock and it's the same action/barrel.

I'd buy the one with the scope and sell the scope/rings or trade them in at SWFA. But if the action isn't smooth, I'd see if Dick's has any other ones behind the counter that are. I wouldn't buy one that didn't have that nice smooth action that Tikka is known for.

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#5861313 - 08/03/15 02:19 PM Re: Tikka T3 vs Tikka T3 lite combo [Re: doogie]
doogie Offline
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Registered: 07/17/08
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Loc: Hill County
Is it safe to say that if the bolt is not smooth in the store to not buy it.

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#5861322 - 08/03/15 02:25 PM Re: Tikka T3 vs Tikka T3 lite combo [Re: doogie]
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Make sure it's not gunked up with shipping lube but a tikka should be butter smooth

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#5861548 - 08/03/15 04:05 PM Re: Tikka T3 vs Tikka T3 lite combo [Re: doogie]
Grizz Offline
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Registered: 02/28/08
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Loc: Granbury, TX
Tikka doesn't make different versions for different retailers. I would try different guns at Dick's and find one that feels better. As others have said, Tikka is famous for their extremely smooth actions. I would get the one with the scope, and immediately sell the scope to recoup a little money and put a better scope on it.
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#5862169 - 08/03/15 10:10 PM Re: Tikka T3 vs Tikka T3 lite combo [Re: doogie]
Gone to Texas Offline
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Buy whichever one you want just sell the scope if you get that model.

Tikka actions are smooth, noticeably smoother than other actions IMO. If it feels stiff it could have packing grease gumming it up or it could be a lemon. I have only bought a couple new bolt actions and semi auto shotguns from stores and I always run the action, if it is not smooth I ask them if they have others in the back. I then compare them and take the one I think is best.

It's just me, but I don't like buying stuff from Dicks Sporting Goods, them and Cheaper Than Dirt won't get my business.

Cabelas always has a couple used Tikkas on the racks, I was just there last weekend (Fort Worth Cabelas) and I saw 2 of em. They negotiate with the prices too.
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