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#6979069 - 12/01/17 02:10 PM Just bought my 2nd Tikka
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Registered: 12/01/08
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Loc: Dallas, TX
A few months back, I ran into a deal on a Tikka 695 stainless/laminate that was just too good to pass up. I'd been looking for a traveling rifle that I was willing to sacrifice to the airline gods if necessary, but in which I had good hunting confidence. When I took it to the range, I found it would shoot full-tilt 180 grain loads into a ragged hole at 100 yards. I found this particularly impressive because the bullets in question, Speer MagTips, have a reputation for being very good game bullets, but of very ordinary quality when it comes to accuracy. All in all, my experiences with the pre-scratched rifle were very favorable. The trigger was excellent, it fed very smoothly: it was just a good rifle.

Anyway, I've been thinking about getting a rifle for mid-range practice, focusing on distances between 400 and 600 yards. An obvious turn key choice in a factory rifle is the Tikka CTR, so today I pulled the trigger on a GunBroker auction and became the proud owner of a T3X in .260 Remington, which should arrive at my FFL within a week or so. I think it's a great way to get my feet wet in mid-range shooting; if I find that I'm doing a lot of that type of shooting a year or so from now, I'll consider upgrading to a custom, but we'll see how that goes.

Wish me luck.
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#6979079 - 12/01/17 02:19 PM Re: Just bought my 2nd Tikka [Re: syncerus]
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up up up

I love mine (6.5 CM).





First 5-shot 100yd group




First kill (niece's first buck)

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#6979263 - 12/01/17 05:38 PM Re: Just bought my 2nd Tikka [Re: syncerus]
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#6979341 - 12/01/17 06:46 PM Re: Just bought my 2nd Tikka [Re: syncerus]
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#6979491 - 12/01/17 09:18 PM Re: Just bought my 2nd Tikka [Re: syncerus]
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I really enjoy my CTR. Mine is a 308 and in the last year I've use it to kill 2 whitetails, one hog, one javelina and a mule deer. Should be really good in 260 Rem since the mags will let you load out to 2.95".
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#6979746 - 12/02/17 09:16 AM Re: Just bought my 2nd Tikka [Re: syncerus]
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That's one nice group.
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#6980609 - 12/03/17 04:12 AM Re: Just bought my 2nd Tikka [Re: syncerus]
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Been wanting a tikka for a while now to back up my sako a5.

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#6980652 - 12/03/17 06:01 AM Re: Just bought my 2nd Tikka [Re: syncerus]
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I like be the actions but hate the stocks!

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#6983345 - 12/05/17 12:11 AM Re: Just bought my 2nd Tikka [Re: syncerus]
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Congrats! I love my left handed Tikka T3X Hunter 30-06. Darn thing is accurate as hell. I plan on picking up another Tikka in the future.

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#6991246 - 12/10/17 08:06 PM Re: Just bought my 2nd Tikka [Re: syncerus]
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They are great rifles. I love my M695 in 25-06.
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#6997223 - 12/15/17 06:31 AM Re: Just bought my 2nd Tikka [Re: syncerus]
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I have a t3 in 223 that shoots very good. Am looking for second one for wife maybe in 7-08 or 308. I think she would like a T3x Forest with the cheek piece on it. My opinion Tikkas are hard to beat out of the box.
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