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#1 5150Marcelo

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 02:33 PM

Pulled the trigger and ordered up a new rifle. I got a Tikka T3 Lite in 223 inbound to my local FFL. Posted ImageGot it for $490 shipped! Not bad! I'll scope it up and dress it in camo. Im diggin this whole varmint/predator hunting thing. Camopaint and BgBamBoo got me all pumped up about it. Just wish i could have gotten in it sooner. Thanks guys. :smiley-funny-post-sign:

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 02:56 PM

Congrats, can't wait to hear how it shoots.

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 03:04 PM

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 03:38 PM

OK 5150, where did you get it for that price? Let the cat out of the bag.......
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Posted 07 February 2009 - 04:02 PM

Congrats on your purchase of a fine rifle and caliber... It will serve you well indeed! :smiley-funny-post-sign: Frank

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 04:59 PM

Not bad, looks like you've done your home work. Congrats.

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 07:03 PM

Thanks guys. i have done my homework and although there where so many rifles to chooese from, Tikka gave me the best result, pound for pound, for the best price. I also have found that this rifle fluctuates in price 100-150 dollars. WTF! The lowest price I found was from... *** if you'd like to know, please send $25 to my paypal for the answer***JK :smiley-funny-post-sign: Ok,ok ok... I found Impact Guns and Ozark Guns to have the best prices.

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 07:34 PM

Last I heard Ozark Guns was closed because the owner Bob Kotula was called back to service. I wonder if someone else is running it. Because that's not like Bob. He's a great guy I've dealt with many times in fact he was stationed in my town while in the Air Force. I'll check and see if he's back if not I'll let him know what happened.

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 10:41 PM

Last I heard Ozark Guns was closed because the owner Bob Kotula was called back to service. I wonder if someone else is running it. Because that's not like Bob. He's a great guy I've dealt with many times in fact he was stationed in my town while in the Air Force. I'll check and see if he's back if not I'll let him know what happened.

No, I dont think it was John. It was a female... Amy. Maybe his wife/daughter. IDK, maybe I caught her on a bad day. Either way, she just made me feel like I was really imposing.

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 10:43 PM

That makes more sense. I can't imagine running that place without him there. Thanks for clarifying.

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 10:19 AM

I have a Tikka T3 lite in .243 and love it. I think you will as well.I got mine from budsgunshop.com for I think 485 shipped.Get that thing painted and dialed in over the spring and summer and you'll be nice and ready for coyote season to start. That's my plan.... new scope, paint job, etc.....

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 10:44 AM

Nice. I checked Buds and it was going for 519 delivered. Not a bad price, but, like so many other places I looked, they were outta stock.What scope you puttin on it?

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 09:28 PM

Pulled the trigger and ordered up a new rifle. I got a Tikka T3 Lite in 223 inbound to my local FFL. Posted ImageGot it for $490 shipped! Not bad! I'll scope it up and dress it in camo. Im diggin this whole varmint/predator hunting thing. Camopaint and BgBamBoo got me all pumped up about it. Just wish i could have gotten in it sooner. Thanks guys. :doh[1]:

What do you think of the trigger and is it adjustable? I'm interested in a .223, .243 and a 7mm-08. It's a choice between Tikka and Savage. Ed

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 10:05 PM

Trigger is adjustable *2-4lb*I havent felt a 223 yet (none in stock locally)but i have felt one in 243 and 30-06... feels light and crispy! Very nice.

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 07:33 AM

Congrats, those are really nice rifles, good price too!

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 09:58 AM

You will love it. I love mine.

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 10:59 AM

Nice. I checked Buds and it was going for 519 delivered. Not a bad price, but, like so many other places I looked, they were outta stock.What scope you puttin on it?

Planning on a Leupold VXII 3-9X. I checked one out at a local shop and it is very bright and clear. Plus it's lightweight, only around 12 oz I think.I'm Bud's prices have gone up on most everything, just like most places. As you said, I think the Tikkas are the best deal going.... I used to be a big Savage fan, but I feel like the Tikkas are nicer for about the same price.

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 03:39 PM

Congrats! I have a T3 Lite in 22-250 and it is a great rifle. The triggers are great and the bores are so smooth it only takes a couple patches to give it a good cleaning.
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Posted 09 February 2009 - 07:54 PM

519 delivered than you have to pay a transfer fee what is the going rate now a days. Tikkas are nice rifles I need one in a 223.

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 07:56 PM

Pulled the trigger and ordered up a new rifle. I got a Tikka T3 Lite in 223 inbound to my local FFL. Posted ImageGot it for $490 shipped! Not bad! I'll scope it up and dress it in camo. Im diggin this whole varmint/predator hunting thing. Camopaint and BgBamBoo got me all pumped up about it. Just wish i could have gotten in it sooner. Thanks guys. :signs1180lq:

So which local FFL did you use?

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Posted 10 February 2009 - 11:01 PM

can't go wrong with a 223.

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 12:44 AM

519 delivered than you have to pay a transfer fee what is the going rate now a days. Tikkas are nice rifles I need one in a 223.

It was 519 at Buds. I got it from Impact Guns for 493 shipped. My FFL charges me 50 bux including DROS.

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 12:45 AM

So which local FFL did you use?

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 02:08 PM

If you sign up at Budsgunshop (no obligation to buy) you get slightly better pricing. They will e-mail you with your price and it's lower that the price they have posted. With no shipping costs and no sales tax, even with the Calif. hostage fee, the gun is cheaper than you can buy it locally. Midwest hunters supply is another outfit online with good prices.
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Posted 09 May 2009 - 08:11 PM

Well, its been a little while, but forgot to update you guys on how it came out. Heres the finish product. Ended up cancelling the T3 Lite and got the T3 Varmint.Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImageEGW picatinny mountSeekins Precision ringsBushnell Elite 4200 2.5-10x50Harris bi-pod notched legs and swivelNow I just need October to come around so I can shoot a coyote with it! lol

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Posted 10 May 2009 - 08:42 AM

Curious what the total weight is on that rig - looks heavy with that huge varmint barrel on it...I'm going through the same "what gun should I get" decision, but I tend to put in 4-5 miles on foot during an average hunt - so heavy is NG.

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Posted 10 May 2009 - 11:48 AM

that will make a great squirrel gun. I like the scope with that small dot looks clear!

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Posted 10 May 2009 - 01:21 PM

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Posted 10 May 2009 - 01:32 PM

How much velocity did you lose cutting down to 16.5" on your 243? I have the same gun - not chopped.

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Posted 10 May 2009 - 01:56 PM

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