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any one here no anything bout the tikka t3 im thing bout buying one...there a cheap gun are they good..and hows the kick there a REALLY light rifle they kick like a mule?
 

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the bigger the caliber and lighter the gun the more it will kick. this also depends on the bullet weight and velocity. a 243 and 223 can kick about the same with 55gr bullets. 223 is going 3100fps and the 243 is going 4000 fps. if you get a tikka lite in a 300 win mag prepare for a beating. what are you thinking of using this rifle for? oh i have the tikka t3 varmint and i love it. thing can shoot.
 

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a 243 will work just fine on deer. thats what i use. 100 grainers can drop a deer out to 250 yards for sure maybe even further out. 308 is a good cartridge. a 270 winchester is a good cartridge. if you think of going after elk or mulies a 270/270 wsm are good calibers. im thinking of getting a tikka t3 in a 270 wsm for a bigger game cartridge. if youre a younger shooter a 243 or 257 are good calibers with much less recoil than 308.
 

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im 13 years old and recoil is not really an issue..i just dont want a .cal that kicks like a mule thats y im trying to stay away from the 30-06 and that 270wsm are thos big nuff to take a deer down we i no they are but what do any of u recamend?
 

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personally the 243 is a good all around gun. great for coyotes, deer, antelope, fun as hell for prairie doggin, ive even got bored and shot a few squirrels with it. ammo is pretty cheap and readily available. you can pick up federal blue boxes for 12 bucks a box. if a 100 grain bullet is a lil bit much for kick go to an 80 grain bullet itll kick less. you just cant use varmint bullets on deer.
 

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whoever says a 22-250 kicks doesnt know ****. show them a 308 or a 300 win mag. 22-250 isnt really a deer caliber such as a 243 on up would be.
 

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i will be useing it for white tail deer and im thinking bout .308 or 7mm-08
You can't go wrong with either of those bobberboy. The 7mm will shoot slightly flatter, but the 308 will be easier to find ammo for, and cheaper to shoot.
With a 150 gr bullet you will get about 17 ft/lb recoil. The 243 is about 11 lb, the 25/06 about 13 lb, the 30/06 about 19lb and the 300 Win Mag about 35 ft/lb of recoil energy. The 243 is a good rifle, but for deer the 308 is superior if you don't mind the recoil. It also gets you into black bear and elk when you get older.
 

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I have a tikka t3 lite in wood 7mm Rem Mag. Does not kick more than a 20 ga. IMO.

You should do just fine. But if you are worried about recoil. Buy a limbsaver butt pad. Will take away the kick. A buddy did that to his tikka t3 in .300 WSM and it took 1/2 the recoil away.
 

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ya thats always a possibility but im a bigger kid and shoot alot and the kick isent reallly a issue and i thought that the .308 didnt kick that bad..and does wood in the t3 really lessen the kick compared to synthetic
 

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not noticeably. the differences would be very slight due to the overall weight of the gun and not the composition. if you want reduced recoil go for lighter loads, a kick pad, or smaller caliber. what it comes down to is yeah wood looks nice but if you have a synthetic stock you dont feel so bad about a few dings and dents as you would with a aa grade walnut stock. before you buy talk to some friends see if they have a 308 or a caliber youre interested in and see if you can handle the kick before you buy the wrong gun.

heres a good link
http://www.nodakoutdoors.com/forums/vie ... hp?t=54025

theres an idiot who bought a rifle because he thoguht it was "cool" and that the calber was "accurate" had never shot a large caliber rifle. his first gun was a 22. so before you go blow youre money on something youll be exchanging and losing hundreds of dollars on immediately check it out.
 

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I would definitely get one. I own a 22250, my brother has a 270 and my dad has a 270. Honestly somthing about the tikkas but they just dont kick! My mom shoots a ruger m77 243 and that kicks way more than the 270s. As far as caliber goes I would go with a 270 its extremely versatile and if you reload I would go with a 25-06
 

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I have a 243 and a 223 tikka t3 and i love them. The 243 kicks just enough to where its noticible and i use it for deer hunting. With my 223 you can't even feel it kick.
 

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i live on mayville north dakota and i think im probly gunna get the tikka t3 hunter but im going to wait cause deer season isent tell november
 

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i have one in .204 ruger for coyotes and it doesnt kick at all i love the gun and from all the resurch i did its one of the most accurate guns i could find
 
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