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Old 07-30-2009, 04:57 AM
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tikka t3 vs tikka m65 in 7mm rem mag


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I was at a gun show on Sunday and had the choice between the t3 and a m65 in 7mm rem mag. Are there any advantages for one or the other? Any other manufacturer that is comparable?
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Old 07-30-2009, 10:41 AM
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I was at a gun show on Sunday and had the choice between the t3 and a m65 in 7mm rem mag. Are there any advantages for one or the other? Any other manufacturer that is comparable?

Several makers. See my signature, and you'll see I'm bias to Ruger's. All 3 of them shoot incrediblly well. My .300 is a 1/2" shooter, the .338 is shooting .6's-.7's, and the 7mm is starting to come in under an inch also.

A lot of guys here like the Tikkas, but I would choose a Savage over them. I just do not like the Tikkas feel, it doesnt fit me. The Savage has the wonderful Accutrigger, and can be had in soooo many trim levels. I have one of the nicer Savages, that is as nice if not nicer than any BDL Remington I've ever seen.

I will say great choice on caliber, and don't let some of the 30-06 freaks around here talk you out of it

The rifles will really come down to what you want to spend, and what feels the best to you. Shoulder several types of rifles.

But in the end, I say Ruger !
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Old 07-30-2009, 05:02 PM
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I hear ya. I've got a few of each kind that are affordable and usually they all have a model or two that shoot really well and a few that you just have to shake your head at
The only Rugers I have at the moment - M77 Mark ll stainless with a skeleton stock 30 06
- mini 14 rancher
- 10/22 deluxe
- 10/22 standard with barrel band
10/22's are good and alot of fun but my old Winchester 72/22 is better
mini 14 what can I say. there was no expectations there but what a blast to shoot
M77 Mark ll only has 2 boxes of shells through it and is starting to shoot sub 1". These barrels are suppost to break in with use?
As for Savage I only got a model 11 in 243 that will not group under 1" no way no how. Like yourself everyone I talk to all say that Savage is better than that. Tried different bullets and different weights to no effect yet. Maybe it's like a Ruger and the barrel needs breaking in? Was going to try reloading some to see if I could find something more stable but I picked up a pre 64 Winchester model 70 featherweight that groups 1/2" with factory ammo.
I'm really happy with my Weatherby's accuracy wise but cry everytime I have to buy the ammo Again it's going to come down to reloading. Got all the stuff to do it but just haven't made the time to do it.
The only Tikka I have is a T3 lite stainless in 308. Was really surprised by the thump it gives when shooting 165g Hornady light magnum ammo. Was thinking that the M65 was heavier than the T3 and so would better absorb the thump. When I was at the local gun shop this afternoon the guy says that the T3 has better accuracy. Maybe newer is better this time.
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Old 09-16-2009, 10:01 PM
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I hear ya. I've got a few of each kind that are affordable and usually they all have a model or two that shoot really well and a few that you just have to shake your head at
The only Rugers I have at the moment - M77 Mark ll stainless with a skeleton stock 30 06
- mini 14 rancher
- 10/22 deluxe
- 10/22 standard with barrel band
10/22's are good and alot of fun but my old Winchester 72/22 is better
mini 14 what can I say. there was no expectations there but what a blast to shoot
M77 Mark ll only has 2 boxes of shells through it and is starting to shoot sub 1". These barrels are suppost to break in with use?
As for Savage I only got a model 11 in 243 that will not group under 1" no way no how. Like yourself everyone I talk to all say that Savage is better than that. Tried different bullets and different weights to no effect yet. Maybe it's like a Ruger and the barrel needs breaking in? Was going to try reloading some to see if I could find something more stable but I picked up a pre 64 Winchester model 70 featherweight that groups 1/2" with factory ammo.
I'm really happy with my Weatherby's accuracy wise but cry everytime I have to buy the ammo Again it's going to come down to reloading. Got all the stuff to do it but just haven't made the time to do it.
The only Tikka I have is a T3 lite stainless in 308. Was really surprised by the thump it gives when shooting 165g Hornady light magnum ammo. Was thinking that the M65 was heavier than the T3 and so would better absorb the thump. When I was at the local gun shop this afternoon the guy says that the T3 has better accuracy. Maybe newer is better this time.

hi,i think that gun dealer is tryin to pull a fast one on you.He knows and i know that the tikka m65 is the best rifle ,tikka has ever made hands down.The dealer is just tryin to make his quota for new tikka guns sold.You tell him ,lets take out the m65 and the t3 and see what rifle is the tach driver.Just take a look at the two.First of all the t3 is plastic,about two inches of floating stock,and not made by hand.The m65 has a unbelievable floating stock,5 shot det.clip,very smooth bolt action,and the most accurate rifle right out of the box.(just research it on the internet)What would be the logical choice a hand made quality rifle or a 1000 per minute made rifle.Trust me on this they are 100% the best rifle tikka has ever made.People that tell u different just are speaking out of no knowledge of tikka m65.
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i have to agree with mister cheeks.i own the short action m55 tikka and came with button die cut barrel,lead lapped.the action is all sako,smoth as silk and slop free.its a 222 and shoots mint.i own rugers and love them but other than strength,the tikka has it all over them.i used both as a pro roo for 2 years while having a break from my trade and lost count of the rounds i put through it .m65 over the t3 any day.
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