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Texgunner
July 29, 2016, 14:27
Europtic is having a sale. Any of you hunt with a Tikka rifle? Which of these would you prefer? I wish the 6.5 Swede model came as a left-handed rifle. I might be tempted. Really tempted anyway. A lefty in .270 would work too.

http://www.eurooptic.com/tikka-t3-hunter-rifles.aspx

Sudden Death
July 29, 2016, 17:53
I shoot a T3 Hunter in 6.5x55 and very happy. It bugholes just about any load I put through it.

PM'd you a link for LH Hunter in .260 if that'll work for you. Was never a .270 fan although a very nice chambering. My next 6.5 will most likely be a Creedmoor.

The new T3x is about $25 more with a couple of upgrades over the T3.

SD

Texgunner
July 29, 2016, 18:44
Thanks for the tip SD! :whiskey:

HighRatMaster
July 29, 2016, 22:59
I have several Tikka rifles, they are really solid, accurate rifles for the money.

http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/kclark4895/04-13-10006.jpg (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/kclark4895/media/04-13-10006.jpg.html)

http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/kclark4895/Idaho%202015/DSCF2020.jpg (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/kclark4895/media/Idaho%202015/DSCF2020.jpg.html)

And as far as 6.5x55, I use a Sako 75 Finlite, awesome right out of the box. I think it's an excellent cartridge for deer sized game.

http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/kclark4895/10-24-2010010.jpg (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/kclark4895/media/10-24-2010010.jpg.html)


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Texgunner
July 30, 2016, 08:33
Very nice rifles HRM, and nice photos as well. I've heard good things about Tikka rifles, and the europtics price seems pretty good. I don't know if I hunt enough, and seriously hunt at that, to justify buying a new one. I have hunting rifles that will do the job well enough but that "new gun" bug bit me. I'm glad to hear from satisfied owners. Thanks!

gunplumber
July 30, 2016, 10:13
I had a Tikka years back in .308. It was the wood stock pre-courser to the tactical. I loved it, but sold it to another FF member when I needed money to build the new shop. The 30 degree bolt throw felt so smooth.

Speaking of .260, I have a FAL barrel in that caliber . . . .

Anyone looking for a project? e-mail me.

biyf
August 03, 2016, 07:24
Got a .243 T3 Hunter a few months ago for my daughter and it's a great rifle. Threw a Leupold on it and she sighted it in, and then I fired one round through it - dead center of the 10 ring at 100 yards, which I figured ought to work okay :shades:

Texgunner
August 03, 2016, 07:35
I believe the deal at Europtics is pretty damned good, but since I retired last month, I'm just hesitant to spend the money right now. My monthly income has taken a severe hit.

I already have hunting rifles I haven't shot yet, including a very nice 1954 Husqvarna .30-06, wearing a Zeiss Conquest. If I had came across this deal last year, I think it would be mine now. A left-handed bolt gun will just have to wait for awhile.:smile:

tac-40
August 04, 2016, 14:30
I was able to pick up a T3 in .223 for next to nothing last year. Was going to use it as a coyote rifle. About the same time Zeiss came out with the Terra scopes and I picked one of those up. Rifle and scope combo for less than 5 Franklins and I have a tack driver with very little recoil. I wouldn't hesitate to take on a yote out to 250 yds.

If the larger caliber rifles are of the same quality as mine, I wouldn't hesitate to get another one.

hueyville
August 15, 2016, 02:22
I shoot a T3 Hunter in 6.5x55 and very happy. It bugholes just about any load I put through it.

PM'd you a link for LH Hunter in .260 if that'll work for you. Was never a .270 fan although a very nice chambering. My next 6.5 will most likely be a Creedmoor.

The new T3x is about $25 more with a couple of upgrades over the T3.

SD

Thank you sir, amazing how many think the 270 hung the moon just because Jack O'Conner wrote about them so much. Next to the 30-30 second most common cartridge that resulted in chasing a wounded deer for hours. Two of my hunting buddies were O'Connor fans and could not understand why all my kills were DRT and we chased theirs. Box stock Remy BDL's in 270, Redfield scopes, too cheap to practice compared to my 30 calibers and 7mm's that put proven rounds where intended with cold bore shot. Could not explain to them the concept of a cold bore not putting first round where a warmed up rifle grouped.

Blackmore
August 15, 2016, 13:14
I had a Tikka years back in .308. It was the wood stock pre-courser to the tactical. I loved it, but sold it to another FF member when I needed money to build the new shop. The 30 degree bolt throw felt so smooth.

Speaking of .260, I have a FAL barrel in that caliber . . . .

Anyone looking for a project? e-mail me.

M595 Master Sporter?

Genetically Swiss
August 30, 2016, 05:35
I have a Tikka T3 lite in .243 with a Leupold 3x9 on it. Awesome rifle and just a super cartridge. My favorite deer rifle and perfect for our wide open spaces out here.


GS

chet
June 23, 2017, 16:13
Ditto on the T3 Lite Stainless. Mine is .308 and it a great do-it-all gun. Magazines are stupid expensive but other than that, its fantastic.

CTW
July 05, 2017, 03:29
I love my Tikka .308 hunter. It is a great shooter. I have killed a lot of game with it. It's nice and light for carrying around the woods.
http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc207/cwade550/CAM00520.jpg (http://s212.photobucket.com/user/cwade550/media/CAM00520.jpg.html)

the gman
July 05, 2017, 23:03
Thank you sir, amazing how many think the 270 hung the moon just because Jack O'Conner wrote about them so much. Next to the 30-30 second most common cartridge that resulted in chasing a wounded deer for hours. Two of my hunting buddies were O'Connor fans and could not understand why all my kills were DRT and we chased theirs. Box stock Remy BDL's in 270, Redfield scopes, too cheap to practice compared to my 30 calibers and 7mm's that put proven rounds where intended with cold bore shot. Could not explain to them the concept of a cold bore not putting first round where a warmed up rifle grouped.

What utter fukcing drivel. :facepalm::facepalm: The .270 is just about the most popular round in the UK for larger deer species with hundreds of thousands of deer shot every year with it. If you're chasing an animal its because your buddies couldn't shoot for shit. :rolleyes:

I used to participate in cull hunts in Scotland every year, thinning out red deer herds to ensure the survival of the best specimens. One day in December 1999, I personally shot 37 hinds (does) and fawns with my Winchester Mod 70 in .270. All were one shot kills at distances up to 250 yards in deep snow. All were shot through the neck to preserve the meat for sale to the game dealer. The average red deer hind makes a whitetail buck look like a dwarf so its not like I was shooting scrawny little Coues deer... ;);)

FYI, all deer in the UK belong to the landowner, not the state so all you need to hunt them is permission from the owner and a rifle. No tags, no draws, no bag limits and the seasons are months long not just a few days. The UK is a sportsman's paradise even though the rest of the society is screwed up... :uhoh::redface: I have killed literally hundreds of deer with the .270 and never lost one. The .243 out of a Ruger M77? Now that's a different story. :(

But carry on talking out of your arse as if the bore diameter of most sporting rounds makes a fcuk of difference when shooting at all normal ranges... :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes: :rolleyes:

chet
July 06, 2017, 16:11
Whitetail hearts are sensitive to .2mm differences in bullet diameter.