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#6999462 - 12/17/17 08:31 AM Tikka T3x or T3x Lite
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I am thinking about drinking the Tikka Kool Aid. I was looking at getting another 7mm Rem Mag and, looking at the specs, I noticed the Lite was 6.3 pounds vs 7 pounds for the regular (this is with the 24 inch barrel). Any advice on which would be best? I am not particularly susceptible to recoil, but 6.3 pounds seems awfully light.
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#6999483 - 12/17/17 08:49 AM Re: Tikka T3x or T3x Lite [Re: postoak]
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I’d go with the non-lite version. Especially if you are keeping it in the factory stock. You won’t notice the extra weight when carrying it but it will help reduce the recoil.

If you are considering any aftermarket mods, our bottom metal will fit OEM stocks — we offer a discount for THF members, PM me if interested.

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#6999486 - 12/17/17 08:53 AM Re: Tikka T3x or T3x Lite [Re: postoak]
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^^What Red said
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#6999583 - 12/17/17 10:35 AM Re: Tikka T3x or T3x Lite [Re: postoak]
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Do you think the wood stock will provide the same accuracy as the synthetic?
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#6999609 - 12/17/17 11:01 AM Re: Tikka T3x or T3x Lite [Re: postoak]
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Make sure the barrel channel is clearing the barrel. If not, emory cloth will correct it. After that, I'm sure it will shoot just fine.
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#6999832 - 12/17/17 01:13 PM Re: Tikka T3x or T3x Lite [Re: postoak]
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I thought these didn't have free-floating barrels - that they had upward pressure on the fore-end tip. Has that changed?

Or did you mean make sure it was free *behind* the front pressure point?
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#6999855 - 12/17/17 01:49 PM Re: Tikka T3x or T3x Lite [Re: postoak]
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Originally Posted By: postoak
I thought these didn't have free-floating barrels - that they had upward pressure on the fore-end tip. Has that changed?

Or did you mean make sure it was free *behind* the front pressure point?


You might be right. That may be the way they are designed. I got my stepson a T-3 in .308 Win, and I opened up the barrel channel on his synthetic stock, all the way to the recoil lug.
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#7000233 - 12/17/17 08:37 PM Re: Tikka T3x or T3x Lite [Re: postoak]
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Originally Posted By: postoak
I thought these didn't have free-floating barrels - that they had upward pressure on the fore-end tip. Has that changed?

Or did you mean make sure it was free *behind* the front pressure point?


My T3 lite is free float; no pressure. I measured it from the factory and after I reseated the action once.

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#7000261 - 12/17/17 08:47 PM Re: Tikka T3x or T3x Lite [Re: postoak]
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That's a beautiful stock they come with! loser8

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#7000272 - 12/17/17 08:55 PM Re: Tikka T3x or T3x Lite [Re: postoak]
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the Lite feels good in the hand walking around

if it's a hunting rifle, you won't feel a thing if/when you take a shot at game

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#7001541 - 12/18/17 05:48 PM Re: Tikka T3x or T3x Lite [Re: postoak]
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I know that, cabosandinh, but I also like to shoot from the bench, working up loads. Also, I noticed that on the Tikka website the weight is listed as 6.6-7.0 pounds depending on caliber for the regular weight rifle, so the 7mm RM would be something less than 7.0 pounds. I'm still undecided. I went down to Academy today to heft these two rifles and they didn't have any, which was surprising to me and left me where I was before.

So, does anyone have a T3x standard to confirm whether it is free-floated or has front pressure points?
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#7001593 - 12/18/17 06:43 PM Re: Tikka T3x or T3x Lite [Re: postoak]
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Originally Posted By: postoak
I know that, cabosandinh, but I also like to shoot from the bench, working up loads. Also, I noticed that on the Tikka website the weight is listed as 6.6-7.0 pounds depending on caliber for the regular weight rifle, so the 7mm RM would be something less than 7.0 pounds. I'm still undecided. I went down to Academy today to heft these two rifles and they didn't have any, which was surprising to me and left me where I was before.

So, does anyone have a T3x standard to confirm whether it is free-floated or has front pressure points?


I have the Lite, Reg, CTR, Tactical, TAC A-1

They're all free floated, can run a dollar bill back to receiver

Sounds like the CTR will be your best bet,,,,, go for it



Edited by cabosandinh (12/18/17 06:44 PM)

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#7001651 - 12/18/17 07:14 PM Re: Tikka T3x or T3x Lite [Re: cabosandinh]
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Originally Posted By: cabosandinh
Sounds like the CTR will be your best bet,,,,, go for it



Tikka makes a CTR in 7mm Rem Mag?
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#7001693 - 12/18/17 07:42 PM Re: Tikka T3x or T3x Lite [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Originally Posted By: cabosandinh
Sounds like the CTR will be your best bet,,,,, go for it



Tikka makes a CTR in 7mm Rem Mag?


my bad, wasn't paying attention to his caliber requirement

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#7001728 - 12/18/17 08:10 PM Re: Tikka T3x or T3x Lite [Re: postoak]
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You may want to see if someone can let you try out a lite 7mm Rem Mag.
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