I was looking for a rifle to hunt deer with and came across a Tikka T3 hunter in 270 it's blued with the wood stock. The action is as smooth as butter and from what I have read and have been told, they are great shooters too. The gun is in the $600 range. Was thinking of a VX-3 or vortex optics. I'm just asking for a few opinions/experiences before I buy. I'm also looking at X-bolt but it's $200 more. Any thought?
My brother has a Tikka T3 in .270. It is a great rifle. I'd buy it!
"No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government" -- Thomas Jefferson, 1 Thomas Jefferson Papers, 334
The price is right up to $600. The Tikka Hunters have been discounted lately. The bolt action is great. Small quibbles: the safety lever is a little crappy; the trigger guard is plastic; spare mags were pushing $90 last I checked; the barrel will get hot quickly, it is truly for hunting not targets.