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Range Report: Tikka T3 30.06
« on: September 05, 2009, 07:09:54 PM »
Range Report

PHOTOS: http://andysgunthoughts.wordpress.com/test-tikka-t3/

Tikka T3 30.06 (wood stock)

This gun was picked up as a "model" for my new line of walnut bridle leather slings. The  wood looks GREAT with the new leather. I mounted a 2 point sling on this to show off that I  make normal carry straps as well as the Ching Sling.

Pre-Shoot thoughts and opines.
-Affordable gun, look for street pricing in the mid-6's. Before you cheapskate balk, note  that this gun comes with 1" scope mounts (foremount has a vertical pin to stop fore/aft  movement), a set of 1" quick detach swivels (ingenious design too!). A trigger lock is added  in box as well as an allen wrench to mount the scope.
-Easy to work on. The action is held in place with 2 straight tipped screws, I popped the  action out, dabbed some oil on the screws, action and trigger for corrosion  control/lube/ease of maintenance.  Trigger guard is a rugged plastic.
-Single stack mag. A pricey item but it seems durable, holds 3 rounds and works. It inserts  easily and stays put.
-Wood stock: not a bad stick of wood. Checkered with a decent buttpad.
-Sights: Scope only, no open sights.
-Action: Sako style extractor with push feed. Slick...VERY VERY slick and smooth to work. Fast, very.
-Trigger: A tad heavy, but user adjustable and good instructions in the manual to adjust (!).

I mounted a Leupold 2-7 on it as an all around scope. This scope in 2 power is FAST on  target aquisition, is clear and has lengthy eye relief making it suffice for a practical -rifle for me. Much of my shooting is done with dot sights, scout scopes or wicked cool long range glass, this is a departure from the norm for me and useful for this rifle and it's mission.
Shooting:  It shoots well. Certainly better than I ever well. A few rounds went sub-MOA sheerly by accident, the rest grouped nicely. Recoil was ever-present (I despise bench shooting). I ran 180's, I plan on snagging some the Black Hills offerings to wring it out.
Post Shooting Cleaning: I used the Copper Remover from SLIP2000, good stuff. A couple of wet patches got it squeaky clean. A quick patch of lube sealed the rifling from the humidity here in the moist northeast.

Overall thoughts: I really like the rifle, a good combo of a eurotrash rifle, a decent American cartridge and an acceptable glass atop it. Light enough to carry, looks good, shoots fine. Two thumbs up. Oh yeah, the sling on it is AWESOME!  
(photos soon)

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Re: Range Report: Tikka T3 30.06
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2009, 08:27:11 PM »
Great post Andy. Looking forward to the porn. (please include a couple of the sling)
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Re: Range Report: Tikka T3 30.06
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2009, 09:33:55 PM »
SAVAGE!




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Re: Range Report: Tikka T3 30.06
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2009, 12:50:50 PM »
Andy,

Thanks for reviewing the T3....which model is it, Hunter?
Strange that your trigger was heavy.   My T3 Lite (.338 Fed) came with a medium-to-light weight, very crisp trigger pull.  The people who've shot it have all been surprise at the sudden let off.   No creep.

I too find the magazines a little pricey and have yet to buy a second one.   (Wonder if they called them "clips" they'd be cheaper?)



 
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Re: Range Report: Tikka T3 30.06
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2009, 06:20:01 PM »
Thank you for the report,,,how about some pics of the rifle, and targets????

Would love to see the sling..
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Re: Range Report: Tikka T3 30.06
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Re: Range Report: Tikka T3 30.06
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2009, 06:46:35 PM »
Gents,

I'll get some photos up asap of the rifle, sling etc... the targets are long gone (think think 30 caliber holes really close together....)

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Re: Range Report: Tikka T3 30.06
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2009, 06:05:37 PM »
Photo link added to the original post: http://andysgunthoughts.wordpress.com/test-tikka-t3/
 
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Re: Range Report: Tikka T3 30.06
« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2009, 11:09:06 PM »
Great post Andy. Beautiful sling, the duracoat buckle looks awesome. Thanks !
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Re: Range Report: Tikka T3 30.06
« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2009, 01:27:31 PM »
Beautiful sling. Imagine that.

More excellent work from Andy's Leather. :)
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