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Old October 1st, 2016, 06:57 AM   #16
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Reelmn, you'll love the low recoil of that 6.5. It will become your go-to for deer and elk. The older gentleman shooting the 5 rounds probably really did put them all into one ragged hole with his old Swed and you'd better believe his elk pictures. Have an M96 with 2-7 Leupold that will do it(if I do my part). Burris makes a nice Compact scope that is lite. We need to know how she shoots at the range, you know!

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Old November 8th, 2016, 04:31 PM   #17
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I have two Tikka T3s in .223 and I used to say they were the most accurate out-of-the-box rifles made. Now I just say they are the most accurate factory rifles made period. Heck, I haven't even gotten into changing the factory stocks. They just feel and shoot too well. Eventually I'll blow money on higher-end stocks, but not just yet.

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Old November 8th, 2016, 06:24 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by reelmn View Post
I just bought a NIB Tikka T3 Forest 6.5x55 does any one own or have 1st hand knowledge with this rifle. My research showed that this is a very smooth and accurate rifle with a really nice walnut stock. I was looking for a M38 Swed but the price on a C&R M38 was as much or more than the new Tikka. I paid $629.00 shipped to my LGS. I think that price was less than the average I have seen on gunbroker and other sites. Has any one used the Bell&Carlson stock on a T3 if so what do you think?
Good price. I picked an identical one recently for a bit more. Where did you get yours?

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Old November 8th, 2016, 06:59 PM   #19
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You won't be disappointed. I have several Modern 6.5 x 55 rifles. You can load them lite with the 100 gr. bullets and load them heavy with the 140s, depending on your twist rate. I haven't had very much luck with the 150 & 160 gr. bullets, but I don't care for them anyway. Those are meant for close in work.

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Old November 22nd, 2016, 05:40 PM   #20
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I am shooting a T3 sporter in 6.5x55. Once the load is worked out, this has become my favorite shooter. 6.5x55 Swedes is the most underrated caliber in the US. Lapua brass works well if you reload. There is a guy from Sweden selling once-fired Norma brass on GB, which is what I am currently using

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