Tikka T3 Lite Rifle - Blued
I love this rifle. I bought a T3 Lite in 243 last year and put a Nikon Monarch 4-16x50 scope on it. This combo is a tack driver! I consistently produce 2" patterns at 200 yards with a cheap bench rest and I'm not a very good shooter. Love the weight too as I am a hillbilly style deer hunter ... I may hike 500 ft down into a canyon and back up again with all my gear ... Weighing half what my Rem 30-06 weighs makes it a natural choice for me ... Recoil is negligible too. I am currently considering selling my Rem 30-06 and replacing it with a T3 in 270 or 30-06
May 28, 2014
Best Bang for the Buck
I've been using Remington 700 BDLs for the past 35 years. Now that my nephew has started hunting, I decided to look into a new gun. I've read reviews of the Tikka T3 Lite, but I had to see it to believe it. The gun is very light yet handles very well. Out of the box, the bolt action is smoother than my old Remingtons. The accuracy is amazing! After a quick sighting in, all three holes are touching at 100 yards. The gun shoots like this every time I take it to the range. I like it so much I purchased one for my nephew after he took his first deer using mine.
November 24, 2013
Best Bolt Action ever
The title really says it all, been shooting since I was 6 years old, now 33 I wanted a really high velocity round bolt for target shooting, this rifle in 22-250 is just perfect. Recoil is perfectly managable and put a $900 scope on it and you can put bullet holes inside each other once you fine tune the trigger which is very crisp from the factory and use a decent rifle bench. Very happy with it so far and have not had any support or technical issues with it as of yet.
May 12, 2013
I purchased the .308 Win version of this rifle and couldn't be happier. This was my first new rifle purchase. I have been hunting with and old 30-30 handed down from my grandfather since I began hunting (it was time to retire that rifle). I looked at every brand out there for months, but decided on the Tikka. This thing is awesome! Light, deadly accurate, and the smoothest bolt action I had felt! This rifle compares to $1000 plus rifles easily! I have added a couple of aftermarket parts: a CNC machined aluminium oversized bolt handle with an oversized bolt knob and CNC machined aluminium bolt shroud. Now I'm thinking about getting another Tikka in a different caliber. Can't beat it for the price!
April 19, 2013