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 Post subject: Tikka T3X Superlite
PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:12 pm 

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Getting close to sealing the deal on a lefty in .308. Any reason not to do it? I can barely abide them aesthetically but by all accounts they really shoot. Yes, I don’t need it but...


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 Post subject: Re: Tikka T3X Superlite
PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:48 pm 
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No one here is going to talk you out of buying a new rifle :lol: Pretty hard to beat a Tikka anyway and 308's just plain shoot well so you can expect a great gun.

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 Post subject: Re: Tikka T3X Superlite
PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:52 pm 

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I have a whole herd of Tikka's and they are my favorite rifle. I have two 308's, one a sporter barrel and the other is a heavy barrel Varmint. Both shoot extremely well.

If you want something just to poke holes in paper, try 44 gr of Varget under a 168 HPBT.

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 Post subject: Re: Tikka T3X Superlite
PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 4:36 pm 

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gerry wrote:
No one here is going to talk you out of buying a new rifle :lol: Pretty hard to beat a Tikka anyway and 308's just plain shoot well so you can expect a great gun.


Gerry summed up about what anyone could (or should) say about the excellent Tikka chambered in .308 Win.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 3:35 pm 

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Thanks for the encouragement. Done deal. Ordered mounts from Talley...hope to see it next week.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 7:49 pm 
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Nice, hope you update us when it comes in. As a fellow lefty I'm officially jealous ;)

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:16 pm 

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gerry wrote:
Nice, hope you update us when it comes in. As a fellow lefty I'm officially jealous ;)


I’ll scope it, put up a pic, then sell it to ya


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:21 pm 
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Be careful with the Tikka T3x It very well may turn out to be
the best "shootin" gun you own! I had 3 Ruger Haweyes that all got replaced by Tikkas a few years back......
To be honest my Sako Finnlight(270) will NOT out shoot any of my T3x's 22/250 w/8 twist, 6.5x55, 7mm08; however it cost Double.!!! :cry:

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:13 am 

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Should have it in hand Friday if the weather lets the mail plane fly. Wheels are turning towards a .375 Raptor project. What do they say? Never shoot a donor gun?


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:26 pm 

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Sweet rifle. The stock fit up is excellent for a factory composite. I finished turning a bore guide for it this evening. Also got the Talley 1-piece extra lows today. Will be mounting a 1.75-6 Leupold with German #4 crosshairs I’ve had on the shelf. Thinking 180gr Partitions will be about right. Yeah I can see how a guy would favor them.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2020 11:48 pm 
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Nice, can't wait to see how it shoots.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:30 pm 

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Comes to the shoulder better than any of the customs I have. Jeez....


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:44 am 

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Very cool! I didn't come into my first Tikka until a few years back and just like a Lay's potato chip, I couldn't stop with just one. I have a 7-08 Compact, T3X Lite 22-250, T3X Lite 6.5 CM and a T3X Superlite 270 Win. The stocks are pretty danged good as they come, pretty light. I swapped them over to McM Sako Classic EDGE fill stocks and gained next to nothing for weight savings but I did get a better LOP. All of them shot so danged well right out of the gate it almost made load work a moot point.

I am a die hard Model 70 lover, but the Tikka's are about as good as they come for a factory rifle that is dead straight with great barrels. I think you are going to really enjoy your rifle!

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:35 pm 
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Ditto on what Scotty said. Unbeatable for the dollars spent!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:14 pm 
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Pretty Snazzy man! That one could kick a little.....but should be fun. CL

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:03 pm 

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cloverleaf wrote:
Pretty Snazzy man! That one could kick a little.....but should be fun. CL


I’m with ya on the kick. It’s been so crummy weather-wise that I haven’t shot it yet. I don’t like brakes on hunting guns so I might just have to tough it out.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:06 pm 

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No pics. I did shoot it today. It’s easily a 1 inch gun, probably better with a finer cross hair. I was surprised at the recoil, it was much less than I expected. I tried a 168 GMM and a 220 SRN handload.


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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2020 10:39 am 

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gbflyer wrote:
Getting close to sealing the deal on a lefty in .308. Any reason not to do it? I can barely abide them aesthetically but by all accounts they really shoot. Yes, I don’t need it but...
I am a lefty as well and have one T3X Hunter Fluted 6.5 CRM on order
Good choice, go for it.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:32 pm 
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No pics. I did shoot it today. It’s easily a 1 inch gun, probably better with a finer cross hair. I was surprised at the recoil, it was much less than I expected. I tried a 168 GMM and a 220 SRN handload.


Any updates? Going back through old posts and remembered this thread.

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I am a lefty as well and have one T3X Hunter Fluted 6.5 CRM on order
Good choice, go for it.


Missed this too, welcome to the forum from a fellow lefty hope you see this as well. Has your 6.5 Creed come in yet? Those Hunter fluted models sure are nice.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:11 pm 

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I’ve loaded out some long 178eldx and 180 accubond but have not had a chance to test them. Swapped scopes to a 3-15 Bushnell that I use for load development (most reliable and predictable scope I own odd as it may sound).


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:08 pm 
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Hope you keep us up to date. Once you get away from the entry level Bushnell's their scopes seem to be better than most from what I've seen.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:16 am 

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Will do. Right now it’s money season in AK. When starvation season rolls back around I’ll get some time to get back in it.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:20 pm 

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I have a Tikka T3x lite in 7Mag. It is a shootin son of a gun! I have been able to get everything I put in it factory / handload to shoot under an inch. That is not because I am great shooter either! You will thoroughly enjoy that rifle. I am a lefty as well and keep an eye out for good deals on lefty rifles. Happy you found yourself one!!


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