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#6409420 - 08/15/16 04:42 PM Good deal on a new rifle...
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Was about to order a new Browning X-Bolt for my oldest daughter when I got a text from an acquaintance of mine wanting to know if I was interested in buying a new rifle. He won it in a raffle, doesn't hunt, wanted to sell it. Too good to pass up, so jumped on it vs buying another Browning. New Tikka T3 Lite/Youth model 243, comes with strap and $60 of Hornady ammo. Paid $400 for all. I really like wooden stocks on bolt guns, but figured what the heck...I've never owned a Tikka but have always heard good things about them. She's happy happy. grin



Just needs some glass and range time, to come soon. Looking forward to us putting some meat on the table with her new set-up. She's deadly with my old Savage 243 but the trigger on this gun feels much better, so this otta be fun. Dead pig pics to follow. clap Thanks for looking.

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#6409425 - 08/15/16 04:46 PM Re: Good deal on a new rifle... [Re: skinnerback]
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#6409432 - 08/15/16 04:52 PM Re: Good deal on a new rifle... [Re: skinnerback]
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#6409435 - 08/15/16 04:54 PM Re: Good deal on a new rifle... [Re: skinnerback]
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Great rifle! I've always liked wood stocks too but these synthetics can take a scratch or two and you won't even notice. up

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#6409448 - 08/15/16 05:00 PM Re: Good deal on a new rifle... [Re: skinnerback]
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Awesome!

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#6409454 - 08/15/16 05:02 PM Re: Good deal on a new rifle... [Re: skinnerback]
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This thing really is light, hopefully doesn't kick that much more. It's the lightest rifle I think I've ever held.

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#6409463 - 08/15/16 05:06 PM Re: Good deal on a new rifle... [Re: skinnerback]
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Great deal for a budding Huntress for sure. FWIW Look at Cameraland NY and their demo deals for the same kind of bargains. Saw a Crossfire II Vortex the other day 4x12 for $140 with 4" eye relief and a lifetime no fault warranty, or talk to Neil or Doug and ask for suggestions.
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#6409495 - 08/15/16 05:27 PM Re: Good deal on a new rifle... [Re: WileyCoyote]
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Thank you Ron, for that information. up I hope my youngest daughter follows in her big Sister's footsteps. She ain't scared, she'll push the boys out of the way to get in there and gut/skin an animal. Then jump on the back of the buggy right next to the gut bucket to go dump, while other females and some males at camp are grossed out and stand back with silly looks on their faces. loser8 roflmao

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#6409509 - 08/15/16 05:36 PM Re: Good deal on a new rifle... [Re: skinnerback]
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That is SO Awesome!!! be careful, they grow up too dang fast

Look at the Hornady line of "LITE" factory loads. I started my daughter on these in her .243, all one shot kills. She still shoots the LITE's in her 7mm-08, they use the fine SST bullets

Look forward to more stories on this one!!
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#6409512 - 08/15/16 05:37 PM Re: Good deal on a new rifle... [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Thanks Buzz.

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#6409519 - 08/15/16 05:40 PM Re: Good deal on a new rifle... [Re: skinnerback]
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Great rifle! I have both T3's and XBolts, imo I see them as being of the same quality. She'll be very happy with it.

You got a smoking deal, well done! cheers
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#6409529 - 08/15/16 05:44 PM Re: Good deal on a new rifle... [Re: tth_40]
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Good deal no doubt! Man, not that it matters but the trigger is LOUD on this thing. Trigger feel is very good but the first time I squeezed to check trigger I thought something broke. roflmao "WHAP", I thought good lord...feels real good though. I still can't get over how lite it is. Guess I'm just used to carrying heavier guns.

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#6409544 - 08/15/16 05:51 PM Re: Good deal on a new rifle... [Re: skinnerback]
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Great little rifle for the huntress. Some good advice from Wylie and Buzz already given. On the scope longer eye relief like suggested above is a good idea on a light rifle, do not want a scope ding on her face.

If later on she wants a wood stock or target stock they are available for the Tikka

Congrats on the rifle and on a daughter that likes to hunt with her Dad up
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#6409554 - 08/15/16 05:54 PM Re: Good deal on a new rifle... [Re: skinnerback]
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They do have excellent out of the box triggers, and have what I like to call a very positive firing pin strike. grin
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#6409572 - 08/15/16 06:03 PM Re: Good deal on a new rifle... [Re: skinnerback]
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Great job Dad . That's a rifle she will enjoy for a lifetime.

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