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#3232460 - 02/08/20 03:35 PM New Tikka T3X
Houser in NC Offline
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Registered: 07/19/02
Posts: 787
Loc: North Carolina

I received my new Tikka T3X Lite in 6.5 Creedmoor this week and was anxious to shoot it. Mounted a Sightron Big Sky 3-12X42 on top, ran some patches through the bore and wiped everything down.

Since reloading the CM was a new caliber for me I ordered new RCBS dies and Starline small primer brass. I already had suitable powders and decided to try Reloder 16 powder first and CCI 450 primers.
Using the Alliant powder online load data I picked a starting charge of 42.0 grs of RL16 and seated the Hornady 129gr Interlock .020 off at 2.775" oal.

After sighting the scope by looking through the bore at 50yds, the first shot was on paper but low and right. Adjusted the scope and shot 2 more. I then set up my table at 100yds. First shot was a little high from the POA but good left and right, second and third shot was almost in the same hole as the first! Didn't get the chance to chrono this load but will do it later. Estimated velocity is around 2800fps.

Not too bad for a stock, out of the box rifle. I'm pretty pumped about it.


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#3232470 - 02/08/20 04:16 PM Re: New Tikka T3X [Re: Houser in NC]
tripod3 Offline
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Registered: 09/27/04
Posts: 8457
Loc: WA
That will give you confidence and confirm a Tikka purchase.
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#3232480 - 02/08/20 05:01 PM Re: New Tikka T3X [Re: Houser in NC]
lowholer1 Offline
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Registered: 11/21/07
Posts: 939
Loc: washington
Does not surprise me Tikka,s are awesome rifles.
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#3232529 - 02/08/20 08:58 PM Re: New Tikka T3X [Re: Houser in NC]
Terry Lightle Offline
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Registered: 01/13/19
Posts: 165
Loc: Sand Springs,Okla
I turned into a Tikka fan this year myself 22-250


Edited by Terry Lightle (02/14/20 01:57 PM)

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#3232607 - 02/09/20 06:38 AM Re: New Tikka T3X [Re: Houser in NC]
7887mm08 Offline
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Registered: 08/15/10
Posts: 533
Loc: upstate n.y.
Dang! Another Tikka owner, another person I wont be able to out shoot!
Great choice

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#3232673 - 02/09/20 11:46 AM Re: New Tikka T3X [Re: Houser in NC]
LUCKYDOG Offline
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Registered: 03/09/06
Posts: 1579
Loc: Huntin' Somewhere In Colorado
I have the same exact gun. I don't reload so my groups aren't that good but they are close. That rifle is as accurate as any factory rifle on the planet. Love mine and congrats on yours.
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#3232703 - 02/09/20 12:57 PM Re: New Tikka T3X [Re: Houser in NC]
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Registered: 12/13/17
Posts: 214
Loc: Eastern Washington
Love mine... 22-250. Not sure what I would rather have for a coyote gun. It gets beat to heck, but thats part of the deal for me.

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#3233575 - 02/13/20 05:41 PM Re: New Tikka T3X [Re: Terry Lightle]
Pirogue Offline
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Registered: 12/23/19
Posts: 12
Loc: Desert SW
Originally Posted By: Terry Lightle
I turned into a Tikka fan this year myself
[quote=Terry Lightle]

I did too. Monday, as a matter of fact. A .243 for predators and hogs.

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#3233656 - 02/14/20 06:49 AM Re: New Tikka T3X [Re: Houser in NC]
shepman Online
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Registered: 01/24/10
Posts: 952
Loc: ks
Thatís great to see because I actually have been thinking about picking up a tikka in 6.5 creedmoor. I have never owned a tikka but have heard nothing but great things.

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#3233665 - 02/14/20 09:57 AM Re: New Tikka T3X [Re: Houser in NC]
Boomstick Offline
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Registered: 10/26/16
Posts: 245
Loc: NY
Kind of a no brainer. May take a few weeks to get, but if you don't mind the wait.....Yes it's legit, people on other sites have ordered and received.

https://lockedloaded.com/product/tikka-t...#product_detail

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#3233675 - 02/14/20 11:14 AM Re: New Tikka T3X [Re: Boomstick]
Houser in NC Offline
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Registered: 07/19/02
Posts: 787
Loc: North Carolina
Originally Posted By: Boomstick
Kind of a no brainer. May take a few weeks to get, but if you don't mind the wait.....Yes it's legit, people on other sites have ordered and received.

https://lockedloaded.com/product/tikka-t...#product_detail


That's a great deal! I bought mine from Euro Optics at $569 and thought that I had done pretty well compared to other vendors. I had mine in 3 days though so I don't have any regrets but the $100 savings in my pocket would have been nice.
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#3233683 - 02/14/20 11:41 AM Re: New Tikka T3X [Re: Houser in NC]
shepman Online
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Registered: 01/24/10
Posts: 952
Loc: ks
They have a good deal on stainless also. I actually ordered one and they told me itís usually 3-5 day ship time but could be up to 10 if anyone was wondering.


Edited by shepman (02/14/20 11:50 AM)

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#3233871 - 02/15/20 01:19 PM Re: New Tikka T3X [Re: Houser in NC]
brainiac Online
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Registered: 12/18/11
Posts: 188
Loc: Middle of a cornfield in IL
I live 16 miles from their store and have got some incredible deals there. Great bunch to deal with and they have some unbelievable sales at times.

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#3235722 - 02/25/20 11:14 AM Re: New Tikka T3X [Re: Houser in NC]
shepman Online
Die Hard Member

Registered: 01/24/10
Posts: 952
Loc: ks
Well I purchased on the 12th and still havenít got a shipping confirmation so unless what youíre buying is a excellent deal or you donít mind waiting I would shop elsewhere.

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