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Looking at a LH tikka t3 lite. What in your opinion are pros and cons. My goal is to shorten barrel and make it a lightweight mountain rifle.

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It already is a lightweight rifle. Pros, they are light and accurate. Cons, the plastic magazine is pricy.
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have one in 7mm-08. As Rob said, already lightweight. I did not like the hollow plastic stock on mine though, so I replaced it with a Boyd's laminated one. Smoothest push feed action I've ever owned. Spare mag IS pricey, and the gun ( at least mine) has one less capacity than most clip type mags, but that is no big deal.

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I have never owned a Tikka but have shot plenty of them and borrowed a 30-06 in Colorado one year. Killed a bull elk with that 06 at over 300 yards. LOVE the accuracy. I am not a big fan of the stocks layout. The grip is way to tight for my liking.
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Just like the others have said. Mine is a t3 hunter in 308. Love the accuracey! Even with quality factory ammo ( i choose black hills) its slightly less then MOA at 300 yards. Its also light weight and the trigger is friggin awesome for factory. Con would be the plastic bottom parts like the trigger gaurd. Im sure the plastic will handle almost anything i dish out but still it doesnt feel right. Fit and finish are darn good. The scope base mounting holes on mine came filled with plastic caps with no screw head on them. What a pain to remove! Just a small brass punch and a light tap will knock them out and then clean the threads out well and you will be good 2 go. I will buy more for sure. Maybe one in the t3 varmint model.
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It's a Sako !! Sako accuracy, Sako smooth,and Sako dependability!!! Life is good!
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I own a T-3 Lite Stainless in 270 WSM. It's one of my favorite rifles. Good quality and superb accuracy. You can't go wrong buying one of these.

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I love my T3 lite stainless in 243. The only thing I don't like is you have to take the safety off to work the bolt. Makes me nervous when I unload.
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Excellent rifles I have owned at least 8
PROS: accurate, lite, smooth, great triggers
CONS: your first Tikka leads to buying others, you won't be interested in many other factory rifles other than Sako or tikka.

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Yep, I have one in .30-06 and I absolutely love it! If it was any lighter, it'd be full of helium!

Great shooting, easy to carry, smooth as silk.

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