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Thread: Tikka T3 Super Varmint too Heavy for Stalking ?

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    Tikka T3 Super Varmint too Heavy for Stalking ?

    Interested to hear what you guys think , is a Tikka T3 Super Varmint too heavy to be a stalking rifle ? 7.7lbs / 3.5 kg before a mod or scope are fitted.


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    I would say that it is if you're the one carrying it!

    There have been a few threads on what peoples setups weigh, so try reading them and see how your planned setup compares:
    Last edited by Oh6; 26-04-2016 at 17:38.

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    I have 2 one in 223 and 1 in 25-06 I love them I don't find them to heavy just very accurate, it depends on the individual. I also use a sig ssg 3000 in 308 that is heavy with ase utra mod

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    I have two rifles..the heavy one is over 12.5 lbs and it is ok, using a nigglogh ruck sling . Not sure what its naked weight is but I guess similar to the T3 Varmint. I have to say that I've become used to carrying the rifle regulaly for hours at a time so I'm conditioned to it. If you don't go out often then you might never get used to it and may end up getting hacked off with it. When I swap back to the light gear I feel like I'm floating, so beware, it's a big lump to cart about.

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    Not if you have a gun bearer!

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    I would say that it will weigh far less than any deer you happen to shoot then drag/carry back to your wagon.

    Seen questions like this about pigeon shooting where people want to make the kit ultra light, then never factor the 200 + cartridges to shoot a 100 pigeons...which will tot up around 100lb.

    Nice looking rifle.

    Stalking is very much like going to the night club

    You can always tell an Essex Boy, just you cant tell him much...

    An hour in the field is worth a week of typing trash.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by adriandavidb View Post
    Not if you have a gun bearer!
    You been talking to biscuit barrel then?
    Not so funny if you are the gun bearer...

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    all funnies aside.
    I had a T3 Varmint, not far off weight wise. I found it ok for woodland, not so amusing on the hill and even less so once you'd shot something and had to drag it, the deer and yourself off the hill.
    Suppose it depends on how fit and strong you are...

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    It's personal but I don't mind a rifle of that weight.

    However, a good sling set-up is vital: the heavy barrel (plus mod) makes the rifle want to twist into a barrel-down position.

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