The Tikka T3 rifle concept is a spectacular success story. Tens of thousands
of shooters in the US and around world have chosen Tikka T3 rifles as their
favourite new rifle. The news of the Tikka rifles stunning accuracy has spread
like wildfire, making it a highly-sought-out rifle. Each Tikka rifle is throughly
tested for accuracy, giving you the performance of 1 MOA or less. Once you have
tried a Tikka T3 rifle on the range you simply don’t want to give it back
– and when you hear the unbelievable value, there’s no real excuse
for not having one. The idea behind Tikka Rifles is actually very simple. A
rifle consists of only two components - one made of steel and one made of wood
or composite. In terms of performance the steel is the more important part.
The stock must be good to hold, pleasant to handle and provide a steady and
reliable platform for the steel that delivers the load. Tikka rifles provide
all that and more with exceptional quality, reliability, and value.
I really didn't want to like this rifle. Then I shot it and it made me pretty upset, because it shoots so well! I can't even find any factory ammunition that this rifle doesn't like to shoot. It is now my go to rifle.
Pros: Very accurate, 70 degree bolt lift (keeps knuckles out of scope), crisp trigger, smooth action, not afraid to use it
Cons: Recoil pad (get a precision fit limbsaver immediately), one size fits all action (short cartridges still require long action bolt stroke, short action magazines just have a spacer in them), plastic trigger guard.
It's not a perfect rifle by any means...but it's pretty much perfect for punching tags. Everybody I know who has one is happy with it. - BRANDON
I purchased my 30-06 fall of 2009. It has a very smooth action (comparable to a Browning) and is light weight. After taking it whitetail deer hunting, I probably won't buy anything else but a Tikka. I was very impressed with the accuracy and consistancy that my 30-06 produced (5 rounds within .400 at a 100 yds). I would definately recommend this rifle to any avid hunter and for the money you can't beat it. - R. B.
This is my first Tikka rifle and surely not my last. Where I hunt I need a rifle that can reach out and touch em. This rifle and this caliber is all I needed and more. I have shot 2 deer,3 hogs and 2 coyotes,and none of em made it fifty yards. At 400 yds I can put a three shots within a 2 in. circle. I am looking foward to the next Tikka I buy. - S. U.
This is my second Tikka and both are good as gold. This gun replaced my Kimber Montana and I dont regret it at all. Shoots most factory ammo good enough for hunting but once I found the right ammo I got sub moa groups consistantly. Great gun for the money. - R. H.