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Tikka T3 vs. Weatherby Sub-MOA?

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Old 12-11-2011, 04:59 PM   #1
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Tikka T3 vs. Weatherby Sub-MOA?

Leaning towards a Tikka T3.
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Old 12-12-2011, 05:50 PM   #2
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I have a 30.06 Tikka and I love it.
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Old 12-12-2011, 06:07 PM   #3
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Both are great rifles, but I went with the Tikka Lite in .308 and dropped a Nikon Monarch 4-16x42 scope on it.
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Old 12-12-2011, 07:27 PM   #4
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Tikka makes a sweet rifle. It's on my to get list!
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Old 12-12-2011, 07:46 PM   #5
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Sub-moa is very possible in almost any decent rifle. Cant go wrong with either brand.
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Old 12-16-2011, 12:56 AM   #6
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Let me tell you a story. I was interested in buying a Sauer 200 lux from my Uncle who was a gun collector. I was going to get that rifle or a Weatherby and I asked him about the a Weatherby. He said that he did not like them and said he would never touch one. He did not go to far into explaining why. I decided to buy the Sauer. I liked the gun but thinking bigger is better I sold the Sauer in .308 to buy the Weatherby Mark Deluxe V in 7mm Weatherby mag. It is a nice rifle to look at but not a pleasure to shoot. The recoil on the thing is way more than any other 7mm mag I have shot. The bolt is not very smooth and can be hard to close. The bolt has a very long travel. It is so pretty I just about cried when I scratched the barrel bluing. For what you get they are not worth the money. I understand what my Uncle was talking about now. I wish I would have kept the Sauer. I made a major mistake and I will never be able to get that model gun back in a like new condition. Although I don't own one and have never shot one I have many friends who are Tikka lovers. I have never herd anything bad about a Tikka. Go with the Tikka you will be much happier and will have more money in your pocket when you are done. If you decide against the Tikka and want a Weatherby I have one I will sell you cheap.

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Old 12-16-2011, 06:08 AM   #7
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Another Tikka fan here. I got the Tikka T3 Lite in 308 last year for Christmas. It is an excellent rifle. You will not be disappointed.
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Old 12-27-2011, 04:42 PM   #8
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I have a Stainless Tikka t3 lite in 30-06. My best reloads puts a hornady 168 gr bthp moly into .4 inches center to center at 100 yds. I had a weatherby sub moa in 223 used for coyotes and fun shooting. My best reloads put a 52 gr hornady bthp match at .7 inches center to center. Both were multiple three shot groups. When things got bad economically for me, I sold the weatherby. The Tikka is my deer and everything rifle and the weatherby was my coyote and fun shooter. I wish I still had it. I love my Tikka though. It has 4 doe and 2 bucks under it's belt. I had this rifle for 5 years and if I had to go through more rough times, I will sell my other guns before this goes.
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Old 12-27-2011, 05:05 PM   #9
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In the standard calibers you will find either rifle will serve you well. What calibers, features, and models are you looking for? The Tikkas and WB Vanguards offer good shooters.
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Old 12-28-2011, 10:06 AM   #10
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The problem with most Weatherby rifles is the shape of the stock...there's too much drop. while this is good for a shotgun or lower power rifle when you get into something that has a decent amount of recoil you typically want as straight of a stock as you can find.

Weatherby makes make up for this drop with a higher comb. Since your shoulder is what absorbs the recoil the straighter stock of something like the Tikka helps to reduce the felt recoil by creating a straight shove versus a back & down shove.

And, like JaydenH mentioned, most factory rifles of decent manufacture are well capable of sub MOA accuracy.
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