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    3 for North America.

    Well,it seems I've gone and done it. Since last Nov, I have aquired a three some of T3 Tikkas. A Tikka Triad of sorts if you will. I didn't set out to,but I see no reason these 3 rifles can't be a North American 3 gun battery. The Triad consists of a blued 25/06 wearing a 4X-12X Leupold. Capable of delivering bullets from 75 to 120gr at not too shabby a speed. Little recoil and quite accurate. Ideal for our local whitetails and varmints out to the plains and beyond for antelope and deer of all species. The other blued rifle is of the 7mm Remington Magnum chambering again scoped with a 4X-12X Leupy. Here we can pick up with the 120gr bullets on up to and including the 160 grainers. Personaly,I'm not a fan of the 175gr pill in the shorter barrels at Remmy Mag velocities. Just a personal preference. I see nothing wrong with a 160gr in say a Partition or other quality design up around the 3,000 fps mark. Good medicine for muleys and elk at reasonable ranges. Easy to shoot accurately and proven effective since 1962. The same year your truly was born. That has to account for something! Last but not least the battery is rounded out with a stainless 338 Winchester Mag that sports a 3X-9X Leupold I had changed to a CPC reticle. Capable of delivering pills in excess of 250gr,or as light as 180gr if you like. Taking over where the 7 Remmy leaves off. From Yellowstone to the Yukon, including the big bears, it doesn't have to apologize to anyone.
    Yep,it seems I've stumbled onto a nice little battery for North American critters. I'll be employing them as such too for the next year or two. May as well play out this hand. I delt it. Hope the critters don't mind


    If anyone else here has a favorite North AM battery I'd love to see em'!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThreeTikkas View Post
    A Tikka Triad of sorts if you will.
    You mean a Tri-kka?

    I'll be here all week, don't forget to tip your waitress!


    Nice quiver, TT.

    The three calibers I will be hunting with this year are 7-08, 7 RM, and 300 RUM.

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    Thanks B.B. That's not a quiver yet. It's a grey fox pelt I collected a couple years ago. I've been debating between a quiver or a possibles bag to go along with a LeMan .58 I built a year or so ago.

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    Great guns and nice display too.

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    Gotta love Tikkas. I regret selling my 7 mag.
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    I hear ya brother. I've sold a couple when I was younger that I just can't replace as well. The regrets of a gun junkie . Did your 7 Remmy Tikka have a sweet spot for the 160gr pills? Some say 4831 ssc is the cat's butt.

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    I never got to play around with it. A rare opportunity for another gun came up so it got traded off with some other rifles.

    If I were to get another Tikka, I would like to get a T3 338 Win. or any 695.
    Arise... Kill, Eat! - Acts 10:13

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    great guns. i have 300wsm and love it. lite and the smoothest action out there.

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    Very nice threesome! I wonder which ones gonna throw the first fit of jealous rage for not getting taken out of the gun safe often enough?
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