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25 Otter

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T3 7 Mag 1st blood.
« on: December 03, 2011, 06:51:28 PM »

Well the new Tikka performed like a champ this  evening  :). Our anterless deer season opened today. Saw lots of doe too,but no good shots. Not a big fan of moving targets. This evening a few came out into the field my daughter and I were watching at 300yds give or take a couple yards. It was aparent they had no intensions of coming in any closer for her to get a shot,so I obliged them. From a good rest and a prone shooting position,I took the biggest of the doe. She was facing us and a 140gr Sierra under the chin did the job. I dialed this rifle in with 3 different handloads,140,150,and 160gr. They all shoot great 8)! The 140s are dead on @100yds and the 150s print about 3/4" above them,and the 160s abot an inch above those. No difference in windage,and groups run 3/4" with all the above. She's light,accurate and a joy to opperate. I have to apologize for the lack of pics :-[. It was getting on to 5:00 and all I had was a cell phone,no camera. My bad. I would have liked to have taken a nice buck with her right off the bat,but this is just fine too.   
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Jason_McHann

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Re: T3 7 Mag 1st blood.
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2011, 07:27:44 PM »

Congrats! Shooting under the chin at 300 yards is an excellent shot.

I know plenty of guys with very expensive customs that can't hold that tight.

Mayne they should buy a Tikka :-D ;D

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Re: T3 7 Mag 1st blood.
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2011, 01:11:17 AM »

Could be. I have a semi custom 284 win on a Remington long action as well. While it will shoot nice little bug holes,it's more fussy about what you feed it. It didn't come to be for $550.00 either,lol. The barrel alone was over $300.00 :o. For what I have in it I could own 2 stainless Tikkas. Things that make you say "Duh"
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Re: T3 7 Mag 1st blood.
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2011, 10:14:55 PM »

Good shootin'. Congrats on putting some meat in the freezer.
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Re: T3 7 Mag 1st blood.
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2011, 07:42:47 PM »

Thanks yukonal. I do like my venison. I originally bought the rifle as an elk rifle for my daughter. She should be able to go fall after next. I figured I should wring it out on a deer this fall for good measure. I'm considering a brake for it,but really don't think she will need one in a hunting situation. Maybe it would be nice for bench work. We'll see how it plays out. I hope to have her in it next fall for deer. Then I can get my beloved 243 M700 stainless mountain rifle back! I love that little rifle for whitetails. 8) The only thing that would be any better would be dear old dad picking up a Tikka 25/06 for himself. Hmmmm ;) ::) 8).
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