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Old December 13th, 2016, 08:32 PM   #1
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Are Tikka T3x CTR or RPR Left Hand Friendly?

I'm looking for a rifle that could be used for long range competitions but also flex over to hunting duty from time to time. Another thing that I want is detachable mags but this isn't a hard requirement I guess. With these goals I wanted to focus on getting the best accuracy I could at the lowest weight possible, within reason. So I have done my research and my conclusion was a Tikka T3x CTR in 308, other competitors were RPR and Remington 700 R5. The Tikka T3x CTR in 308 is 1MOA or better rifle that weighs in at a reasonable 7.5lbs and has most of the goodies out of the box to be flexed to amatuer high precision range work. For a while I looked at Remington 700 R5 in various barrel lengths/stock configurations but the weight of the rifle was just too much to be used for anything but competition/range purposes. The only other rifle that I have seriously considered is the Ruger Precision Rifle (RPR). The main reason the RPR rifle was on my list, even though its right around 10 lbs before optics, is i've heard you can use M14 mags in them without many issues and I've heard they are very nice from an ergo standpoint.

Anyway I'll get down to the point of my rambling, after all of my research I find out they DO NOT SELL Tikka T3x CTR in left hand variant in the US! The Tikka website will claim they do but what they really mean is they make left hand variants for other countries, just not the US. So what I wanted to ask is who here knows of a good rifle that fits my criteria that is left hand friendly? Is the RPR or Tikka T3x CTR left hand friendly? I don't necessarily need the bolt on the left side I just want safety and mag release (if equipped with mags) to be Ambi and, more importantly, the stock and bolt throw to work for left handers without smacking my big nose with my hand. Any help on this is much appreciated!

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Old December 13th, 2016, 08:40 PM   #2
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The mag release is in front of the mag. The safety is on the right side of the tang. I'm not sure if they make left handed models. I can vouch for there great triggers out if the box. I have 2 T3 lite models and both will shoot well under an inch at 100. One of them is chambered in 204 ruger and it will shoot under 1/2 inch 5 shot groups from a lead sled. The standerd t3 lite can be bought for under $500. Best bang for the buck hands down in my opinion.

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Old December 13th, 2016, 08:56 PM   #3
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Ruger takes PMAGs or so I thought. It is an interesting setup designed to give you a competitive rifle on the cheap

Remington are awesome if you want to build it up to suit your needs

I am doing a Tikka CTR in a KRG chassis because I feel like being different

PS - take a look at 6.5 creedmoor

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Ruger takes PMAGs or so I thought. It is an interesting setup designed to give you a competitive rifle on the cheap

Remington are awesome if you want to build it up to suit your needs

I am doing a Tikka CTR in a KRG chassis because I feel like being different

PS - take a look at 6.5 creedmoor

can you do me a favor and just pick up your tikka t3 CTR rifle left handed, throw your face up against the stock with a good comfortable cheek weld and then work the bolt once or twice and let me know what you find? I thought I could take a chance on the Tikka T3x CTR, since mag release is ambi and safety looks workable with left thumb, but I saw someone on another site selling one because they said as a lefty it wasn't comfortable for him. The lefty selling his is on snipers Hide, which I am not a member of, so I can't pick his brain about what his problems with it were...


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Old December 14th, 2016, 08:30 AM   #5
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I shoot left handed,and have the RPR. No issues for me. I prefer to cycle a bolt with my right hand while keeping my left hand on the trigger. Most of my shooting is supported with some type of support. Right hand is free for work.




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I'm looking for a rifle that could be used for long range competitions but also flex over to hunting duty from time to time. Another thing that I want is detachable mags but this isn't a hard requirement I guess. With these goals I wanted to focus on getting the best accuracy I could at the lowest weight possible, within reason. So I have done my research and my conclusion was a Tikka T3x CTR in 308, other competitors were RPR and Remington 700 R5. The Tikka T3x CTR in 308 is 1MOA or better rifle that weighs in at a reasonable 7.5lbs and has most of the goodies out of the box to be flexed to amatuer high precision range work. For a while I looked at Remington 700 R5 in various barrel lengths/stock configurations but the weight of the rifle was just too much to be used for anything but competition/range purposes. The only other rifle that I have seriously considered is the Ruger Precision Rifle (RPR). The main reason the RPR rifle was on my list, even though its right around 10 lbs before optics, is i've heard you can use M14 mags in them without many issues and I've heard they are very nice from an ergo standpoint.

Anyway I'll get down to the point of my rambling, after all of my research I find out they DO NOT SELL Tikka T3x CTR in left hand variant in the US! The Tikka website will claim they do but what they really mean is they make left hand variants for other countries, just not the US. So what I wanted to ask is who here knows of a good rifle that fits my criteria that is left hand friendly? Is the RPR or Tikka T3x CTR left hand friendly? I don't necessarily need the bolt on the left side I just want safety and mag release (if equipped with mags) to be Ambi and, more importantly, the stock and bolt throw to work for left handers without smacking my big nose with my hand. Any help on this is much appreciated!

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Old December 14th, 2016, 10:03 AM   #6
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Google mountain tactical company. All the do is customize tikka rifles. They can help you with anything you want to know. Small company but I have called them and they always call back to answers questions I have had mainly about scope mounts as the lite models I have don't have a railed reciever.

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Old December 15th, 2016, 04:03 PM   #8
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My tikka is still on the way to the FFL so it'll be awhile before I can put it up to my face. The tikka action is a little bit longer than a remmy 700 but also smoother, no idea if they make them backwards though.

I think that a RPR in 243 or 6.5mm would be a good fit for you although it will be a bit heavy for hunting.

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