New Hunter, Got a Tikka 30-06

D72Blazer

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So, I got to pick up my tikka today. I have to say that the guys at Fine Firearms are the best, nothing but great service and great info thanks guys.. I have heard very good things about these guns. I had the opportunity to shoot my dads 308 Tikka and with cheep federal shot sub moa.. MAN I WANT TO GO SHOOT!!!!! This will be the first year getting into hunting, I'm looking to try and take a local hog and do some upland too. I welcome ideas for finding good huntable areas to look for hogs.
 

D72Blazer

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Until I can work up some hand loads I will be feeding her some federal premium 165gr with the sierra gameking bullets because that's what I want to create with my hand loads. I will be trying to put up some Pics when I can figure it out. I took some with my phone but I don't have internet on the phone and they won't transfer to the computer.
 

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Sierra game kings shoot really well. But if you are going to do any hunting in condor range in California they aren't legal. You may want to work up a second load with a lead free bullet just in case.

You should be able to text pics to your e-mail.
 

D72Blazer

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Thanks lungpoper... After I have a chance to shoot her I'll update some more. Regarding your comment on the condor ammo restriction, what bullet would you recommend?
 

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D72Blazer said:
Thanks lungpoper... After I have a chance to shoot her I'll update some more. Regarding your comment on the condor ammo restriction, what bullet would you recommend?

I have been loading the Barnes TTSX and they are working really well.
 

D72Blazer

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Tikka T3 Hunter 30-06 with Talley 1" rings. That's where my pocket book went dry.... :( so I had to mount the scope that I had available which is a BSA 4-16 x 40 mil dot side focus objective... I am saving up to put a Leopold on it.. Thanks for the tip lungpopper I'll have to load some of those up.
 

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Great choice on the rifle and rings,definitely need to redo the scope. It'll let you down, for sling look into a Murry one piece, they're made in Texas cost about $65 if I remember right and you'll never want to use any other brand
 

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I got out to the range today and man this gun is sweet.. I was mainly breaking in the barrel but managed a couple of nice groups.. all with factory ammo.
 

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D72Blazer

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Here is some pics
 

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NBK

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Half inch groups during break in! You may have a very special rifle there my friend!

Strong work...
 

NBK

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I handle rifles every day and have owned my share as well. Pound for pound - dollar for dollar Tikka is probably one of the finest rifles made in its price range and then some!
 

D72Blazer

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I don't plan on selling this one.. I sold a gun that was shooting about a 2" group to this one, to say I am in love is an understatement.. With hand loading and some practice on my part who knows how tight she'll shoot...
 

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