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    Dilemma which 6.5x55

    I have been offered a Tikka T3 lite Stainless laminate from a bloke I know, it comes with a Third Eye Spartan tactical moderator, 200 Norma bullets and 2 sets of rings 25mm and 30mm and he wants 700 for it.
    Or a Tikka m695 (already have an m595 in stainless/synthetic .22-250) wood blued with Bipod and rings with a T8 for 450 plus RFD transfer.
    What would you choose?

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    Both
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    If like for like condition, I'd be drawn to the 695 - but I confess to being Mr one foot in the past!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 12borejimbo View Post
    I have been offered a Tikka T3 lite Stainless laminate from a bloke I know, it comes with a Third Eye Spartan tactical moderator, 200 Norma bullets and 2 sets of rings 25mm and 30mm and he wants 700 for it.
    Or a Tikka m695 (already have an m595 in stainless/synthetic .22-250) wood blued with Bipod and rings with a T8 for 450 plus RFD transfer.
    What would you choose?
    When you choose the T3 and decide you'd prefer the standard stock I'd be very happy to swap my standard stock for the laminate!

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    personally m695 every time

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    I wanted a 6.5x55 stainless laminate t3lite but was told 9 months waiting list . I then put in for a howa stainless and found at that time i had to wait 12 weeks for the action to be proofed so ended up with a tikka t3 lite with synthetic stock that was in stock in derby. Have to say its lighter than my 595 243 and it shoots a treat and im really pleased with it regards biker1
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    Quote Originally Posted by ejg View Post
    T3 is the better action.

    edi
    A very interesting statement Edi. Most gumsmiths seem to be actively searching for 595 or 695 actions for semi-custom work, not something I had heard of for the T3.

    Personally I love my M595 and would be happy to have another.

    Simon

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    I love my m595 and on this basis and the fantastic deal I have been offered I have gone for the m695. Cant wait to pick it up in the next few weeks.

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    T3 are all long actions, no worries seeing you want a 6.5X55

    695 has built in recoil lug, T3 has an Alloy one that people are replacing with ground steel ones. Same with T3 bolt shrouds the plastic ones can be replaced with alloy ones.

    T3 Plastic mag’ 695 steel mag’ if you can get your hands on a 5 shot one, otherwise 3 shots are plastic too.

    I don’t find varminting type rifles too great for deer stalking, if you are doing it properly and not just shooting them from the window of a 4X4 or high seat shooting. So that throws me off the T3, but I like the stainless steel rifles so it counts against the 695 although the price is good at 450 with a T8 and bipod.

    So in my book nether are ideal but the 695 edges it because of the price. Good choice.

    ATB

    Tahr
    Last edited by Thar; 11-09-2012 at 16:17.

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