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Tikka Superlite .223 success with 75 grain ELD Match

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Good to know. Perhaps the fluted barrel helps moreso than nonfluted
Those Finns just know how to make a good barrel. Regardless of whether it has flutes on it or not. One benefit to the standard barrel is it has a little more meat on it...... The superlite is a great compromise though: Less weight and you still get a hell of a good shooting rifle. Really hard to beat them as a good all around hunting rifle. Pharm has some good ones too...
 
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The weight difference between the Tikkas is about half a beer.

The cool factor, though, is high.

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The Sportsmans in Soldotna had a T3 Superlite .223 for $599.

I thought about it.

And I’ll buy that Varmint from you for $550.




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I joined my brother at the range this morning, he brought his T3 Varmint. His Tikka shot my ELDM load into a little under a quarter for 5 shots at 100 yards. It chronoed 2953 FPS, ES 19. One of his shots hit the exact velocity as one of my shots, 2943.

Not bad, three Tikkas with the same load.

I named the load “Carlos” in honor of Carlos Hathcock II, Marine Corps sniper.




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I've been looking at a Tikka 223 Varmint. I missed the SS barrel production run and am still looking ALA Gunbroker, etc. I know I can get a T3X in SS, and then swap out the stock with one listed on Tikka's website. But what's the point, and WTF do I do with another stock? Might have to "settle" on a blued varmint, or the 223 in stainless ;)
 

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