By Navy Chief
So I have been told, in no uncertain terms, that I AM NOT in the market for another rifle (Bet you can't guess at who told me that!) ... but ... I found a Tikka T3 Lite in 7mm-08 that is just begging me to try to sneak it past her. I've never had a Tikka and don't know anything about them except what I read on the net. The T3 is the older model (not the T3x) but it looks like it has never been shot. I like the 7mm-08 as a deer cartridge but I'm wondering about the Tikka's "true" accuracy (I take most everything I read about accuracy with a grain of salt) and how it will hold up to a hundred or more rounds a month on the range. Any comments, pro or con, will be appreciated (and if you talk me into buying it I promise I won't tell her it was your fault!) Thanks
So I’ve been wanting one for no good reason since they came out. Now that they are becoming increasingly available, the prices are at a tolerable level, and early reliability issues seem to have been addressed, I have one.
Academy carries them and they were kind enough to send me a 10% off coupon in the mail a couple of weeks ago with actually very few restrictions. It was good for firearms. That made it a very attractive purchase and I could no longer resist.
Finally got out to break it in today and I simply love it. Very accurate and 100% reliable. Put about 300 rounds total through it with half of that being Winchester NATO. Oh Shoot even fed it a bunch of that Winchester Forged crap and it ate it like a fat kid does candy.
Put a Sig Romeo5 on it about halfway through the fun and it’s a great combo. Just put the dot on what you want to shoot and it’s going to get hit whether you’re using 115 or 124 gr bullets.
Very pleased with it. It’s really a lot of fun and would make a dandy defense carbine as well.
BTW, Champion BioBird clays are junk. They do not shatter to satisfaction and actually melt in the hot sun, lol.