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Just bought my 2nd Tikka #6979069
12/01/17 08:10 PM
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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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Re: Just bought my 2nd Tikka [Re: syncerus] #6979079
12/01/17 08:19 PM
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I love mine (6.5 CM).





First 5-shot 100yd group




First kill (niece's first buck)





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Re: Just bought my 2nd Tikka [Re: syncerus] #6979263
12/01/17 11:38 PM
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Welcome to the family

Re: Just bought my 2nd Tikka [Re: syncerus] #6979341
12/02/17 12:46 AM
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Re: Just bought my 2nd Tikka [Re: syncerus] #6979491
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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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Re: Just bought my 2nd Tikka [Re: syncerus] #6979746
12/02/17 03:16 PM
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That's one nice group.


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Re: Just bought my 2nd Tikka [Re: syncerus] #6980609
12/03/17 10:12 AM
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Been wanting a tikka for a while now to back up my sako a5.

Re: Just bought my 2nd Tikka [Re: syncerus] #6980652
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I like be the actions but hate the stocks!

Re: Just bought my 2nd Tikka [Re: syncerus] #6983345
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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.

Re: Just bought my 2nd Tikka [Re: syncerus] #6991246
12/11/17 02:06 AM
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They are great rifles. I love my M695 in 25-06.


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Re: Just bought my 2nd Tikka [Re: syncerus] #6997223
12/15/17 12:31 PM
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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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