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Finally got a chance to go and shoot my new Tikka Whitetail Hunter Stainless/Synthetic in 25-06 this weekend. Shooting Remington 100gr core-locts(sp).

Gun has a Nikon Monarch 3-9x40, this has got to be one of the best hunting scopes on the market. I like this scope so much that I from now on this is what is going on my guns.

I mounted the scope and boresited it down my hallway last week. I must be good or just damn lucky.

First shot at 70 yards blew up the rock I was aiming at.

Then three shots on paper at 70 yards (I was just too lazy to move a absolutely solid target). Then let the barrel cool before final zeroing.

Before I got a chance to verify where the gun was shooting, my friend bet me that I couldn't hit a water filled milk jug at 206 yards (ranged). Never the one to pass on a challenge, and fully confident I would win(being sure of yourself is half the battle in a challenge), off we went.

Prone with a Harris bi-pod attached, I gently squeezed my nice crisp 3lb Tikka trigger, and bang went the gun and one less water filled milk jug.

From there we went on to shoot rocks at up to 250 yards and were both completely amazed at how the rifle shoots. :grin:

My buddy liked it so much he was wishing that he had a Tikka instead of his Browning A-Bolt Stainless Stalker, and he's got 5 or 6 of them.

I knew there was a reason that I've always wanted a Tikka, now I don't know if I'll ever go back to another brand.

Hopefully the new T3's will be as good as the older generation.

Sorry for the long rant, hopefully you can tell that I'm very happy with my choice. Maybe I'll go back out and shoot it on paper to see what it will do.


Steve :D
 

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Tikka Whitetail Hunter SS/Synthetics a Keep

I'm glad you like it, Zachary keeps telling me to buy one of these, might just have to give it a go after reading your comments.

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Tikka Whitetail Hunter SS/Synthetics a Keep

dbuck,

Do it....You'll be pleasantly suprised by just how accurate these guns can be.

I was shooting both my Ruger M77 MKII SS .223 with the Tikka, as well as my guide gun and AR-15.

The triggers on the Tikka rifles seem to be smooth and crisp and in the 3lb range.

Anyone considering a Ruger SS should really spend the extra $80-100 on the Tikka. **** with the Ruger, a new trigger will cost you about that.

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480 Ruger said:
The triggers on the Tikka rifles seem to be smooth and crisp and in the 3lb range.

Anyone considering a Ruger SS should really spend the extra $80-100 on the Tikka. **** with the Ruger, a new trigger will cost you about that.
That is exactly my line of thinking as well - but I apply it to Remingtons and Winchesters. Trigger jobs alone can cost about $50 - plus the time and trip back and forth to the gunsmith. With a Tikka, you have this already invested in the gun!

Even if you get a trigger job on a Remchester - which almost all of mine do, NONE of them are as good as the factory Tikka triggers - NONE!

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Ok, I do have one important question. Were do you go to for a aftermarket stock if you wanted one, well I have two questions, buy a Tikka Whitetail or T-3. I was thinking along the lines of a T-3.

You guys are going to be the death of me yet, spending all this money, just purchased two new rifles and haven't fired a shot down range yet. Will be going out Saturday shooting if the weather holds up.

DBUCK
 
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