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#2999205 - 10/25/12 07:10 PM Tikka T3 Recoil 30 06
UTGrad
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So I've decided on a Tikka but due to the weight of 6.5 lbs I'm starting to reconsider the 30 06 caliber.

Has anybody shot or owns a Tikka T3 in 30 06?

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#2999210 - 10/25/12 07:13 PM Re: Tikka T3 Recoil 30 06 [Re: UTGrad]
backwoods7
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I have for a few years, id HIGHLY recomend a limbsaver recoil pad, shooting beside my ruger 30-06 the tikka recoils noticeably more compareable to my 300mag
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#2999233 - 10/25/12 07:25 PM Re: Tikka T3 Recoil 30 06 [Re: backwoods7]
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 Originally Posted By: backwoods7
I have for a few years, id HIGHLY recomend a limbsaver recoil pad, shooting beside my ruger 30-06 the tikka recoils noticeably more compareable to my 300mag


Got a Limbsaver recoil pad on order from Midway USA.

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#2999435 - 10/25/12 08:58 PM Re: Tikka T3 Recoil 30 06 [Re: UTGrad]
Gravey
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I don't but is it wood stock or synthetic? Wood should be fine but their synthetic stocks seem like flimsy junk to me and are very light so you'd definitely feel it. I looked at them last year and was impressed by how smooth the bolt was.
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#2999509 - 10/25/12 09:46 PM Re: Tikka T3 Recoil 30 06 [Re: Gravey]
W.Seay
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It will be nothing to worry about I assure you!! I own one and my in law has one as well, I also have 300 mag, the tika kicks NOWHERE near as bad as the 300 !!!!!

Edited by W.Seay (10/25/12 09:48 PM)
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#2999522 - 10/25/12 09:53 PM Re: Tikka T3 Recoil 30 06 [Re: W.Seay]
W.Seay
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If you can find one in 270, thats what I would get but the 30/06 is good too
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#2999763 - 10/26/12 06:58 AM Re: Tikka T3 Recoil 30 06 [Re: W.Seay]
pseshooter300
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You are gonna have some kic probably can go on youtube watch some video's to get an idea
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#2999775 - 10/26/12 07:08 AM Re: Tikka T3 Recoil 30 06 [Re: pseshooter300]
1 good shot
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i've had a vias muzzle brake installed on mine and now the recoil is not near as bad
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#2999809 - 10/26/12 07:30 AM Re: Tikka T3 Recoil 30 06 [Re: 1 good shot]
Sako
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if you were closer you could shoot mine... mine is the T3 lite in 30-06... I put a new recoil pad on it..... However, I do not think the recoil is bad at all. I certianly have had other guns in simular cals that have kicked worse
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#2999811 - 10/26/12 07:31 AM Re: Tikka T3 Recoil 30 06 [Re: 1 good shot]
BigD_625
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There's always .308.
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