GUN Tikka T3 pictures (56K might have a short wait)

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  1. Cannondale

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    Best pictures I could get with my point and shoot. The rings are very high, but the only ones I have. When I upgrade to a 50mm objective scope this summer, I'll be getting the appropriate rings of higher quality.
     
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    Nice! Are you going to keep the stock or change it later on?
     
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    It's a very stiff stock, and the barrel is nicely free-floated. I don't think I can improve on it much with an aftermarket stock.
     
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    Very nice :bigthumb:
     
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    I'm debating if I'm going to sight it in right now. If not today, tomorrow I guess.
     
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    I went to sight it in. I boresighted it at 100 yards by looking down the barrel. My first two shots overlapped almost completely at 50 yards and were perfect left to right. Maybe a 1/2 high. After the fourth shot, my POI was 5 inches high an 5 inches to the right from there on out. Dead Simmons POS scope. What do you want for $45?
     
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    Secksy gun!!!

    I think a T3 might just be me next firearm purchase. .300 Winchester Mag should be enough for wild boar at 200yds right?
     
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    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    The bullet is traveling in an arc, so high at 50 will be even higher at 100.

    Not sure about the 5" right though. :o
     
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    I tried adjusting it out a few times, and the POI never moved. I really expected this scope to go out a while back, I'm only slightly annoyed that it happened after I moved it to another gun. :hs:

    I wish you the best of luck, even this .308 with ~150 grain bullets kicks like a mule. :bigthumb:
     
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    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    My friend bought a T3 in .300 and sold it because it kicked so much :rofl:
     
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    My dad is lending me a 30+ year old Tasco, hopefully it will work for a while.
     
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    Goat That crack is really moreish

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    maybe you should have save a couple hundred more and bought a new scope too :o
     
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    It will happen in time. I'm going to try this Tasco out and see if it holds. This was made back in the day before plastic shit, so I believe the internals are all metal. It is probably still a good scope.
     
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    Slight overkill if you ask me. .308 is probably the biggest you need. I like a big bang, however, so post some pics of your first kill with that 300:naughty:
     
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    Here's the Tasco next to my 72 containers of USGI Plastilube. :rofl:

    The Tasco is a fixed 4x40, standard reticle.
     
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    The scope is mounted. Luckily there were some really good rings included with it. I'm trying to find out when this scope was made. My late grandfather bought it back when he was still hunting, which has been a good long while.
     
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    IDK i'm kinda scared now ... how would the .300 stack up against say a 12-gauge entry gun with 3" sabot slugs in it as far as recoil is concerned?
     
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    Cyclist, what range do you goto? Eagle Peak has a 200 and 300 yarder...
     
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    I'm a member of the Austin Rifle Club. They have a 200 yard range. I don't handload full metal jacket rounds, so sometime I might look into Eagle Peak.
     
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    FMJ is nono at eagle peak
     
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    Yeah I went there to apply once and they told me that. Before I hand-loaded, it was a big problem since the jump in price is substantial from FMJ to SP or poly tip.
     
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    Sounds like you guys do alot of shooting in Austin...can you recommend a good, inexpensive range where I can shoot my Sig p229 and .22mag? Thanks
     
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    I've only shot a .300 win mag once and it was a light hunting rifle. I had already shot a box through my .308 sighting it in. I'd say it kicked significantly more than 3 1/2" 00 Buck. I've never shot a 3" slug only 2 3/4".

    I still want one though :o
     
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    I wouldn't want to go target shooting with a light .300 win mag, but i've shot about 10 rounds out of a light Parker & Hale 300 WinMag. It wasn't that bad, but you do need to hold it good and tight.

    I was able to hit the gong at 350 pretty easily.
     
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    Red's Pfluggerville or Red's south is by far the "easiest". Gotta be a member to goto austin rifle club. Eagle peak is cheaper than red's but you'll spend the difference in fuel to drive out there. Also cannot shoot FMJ ammo on the rifle range at Eagle Peak and they are strict about not rapid firing pistols (they say 1second between shots).
     

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