Today I found myself in a gun shop, surprise surprise, killing some time.
Just so happened that they had a stock of Sako’s and Tikka’s of varying calibres across the rage offered. Now, as a Sako owner, I have always been rather a snob about Tikka’s……Until today!!
I have taken a shine to the Tikka T3 Varmint with heavy stainless steel barrel. Having handled one and looked at it closely with a critical eye I have completely changed my view.
I’m looking to invest in a new rifle in .30-06
It is my belief that the heavy barrel will make shooting the larger calibre a joy rather than a light rifle that whilst being great to carry won’t be the most pleasant to shoot.
The Tikka has the heavy barrel but is also surprisingly, (light might be the wrong word) but not as heavy as I thought it might be, so much so that I would happily carry it all day on the hill without a second thought.
Does anyone have any experience with the Varmint? Any bad aspects I should know?