Was checking out the Threads today and found your Tikka thread. I just got one today at an estate auction in 270. It is the Camo Stainless Barrel model. Like new for $475.00. I had a new Simmons 6.5X20 Scope setting around and mounted it this afternoon. As all have stated the action is smooth. Sure I would love to have a SAKO but parting with $1600-$1900 is a little too much. $475 or $600 sounds a lot better. Tomorrow I am going to adjust the trigger down to around 3 lbs which I prefer. It is very simple to do as obviously it is well designed as the SAKOs are as well. After working with it this afternoon I think you would be more than satisfied with the Tikka T-3. I probably would have preferred a 308 or 30-06 only my preference with little experience with the 270. But the 270 Win. has stood the test of time also!
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