Reviewed By: Joseph P on 05/06/2014
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]
Had wanted a .223 bolt action rifle with a faster twist than 1:12". The stainless steel Tikka T3 is a 1:10" twist , and the bolt action / clip feed is flawless.
Fit and finish is first rate. True test was shooting a 3 shot group at 100 yds. that was hidden totally by a nickel with only 10 rounds out the barrel, and had no problem also at 100 yds. picking off a few small soup cans and pint water bottles targets to simulate a ground hog using a 3x9 scope and 55 grain Sierra BlitzKing bullets.
Will have to see how the lighter 40 grain and heavier 62 / 69 grain shoot, the 1:10" twist should be able to handle both ends for a great gun to use on either ground hogs or deer.
The Sako design group came up an excellent featured riffle in the moderate price range in their Tikka T3 brand.
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