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Old 02-27-2021, 08:16 AM   #1
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I just picked up one of these. Anyone else have one? I'm looking for some suggestions on factory loads to try out. Especially a heavier bullet. I'm hoping to use it for mule deer & maybe elk eventually. Thanks.
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Old 02-27-2021, 08:46 AM   #2
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I have a box of Hornady Outfitter 165g GMX if you are looking for ammo. I don’t even have a 308 anymore. I’m right here in Boerne as well.
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Old 02-27-2021, 09:01 AM   #3
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Sure. Thanks
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Old 02-27-2021, 09:31 AM   #4
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Great rifle!
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Old 02-27-2021, 09:57 AM   #5
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Should I have gone with 30-06 if I want heavier bullets? I wanted a 30 cal but the rifle only weighs 5.9lbs. I was trying to keep the recoil manageable.
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Old 02-27-2021, 10:40 AM   #6
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I think you are fine with a .308 when considering caliber. With a rifle that light, I would think a 30-06 would be a little too stout unless you have no issues with heavy recoil.
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Old 02-27-2021, 10:50 AM   #7
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That's good to hear. I was going for a "mountain rifle." Randy Newberg's alpine rifle is similar and he shoots 308 for elk frequently. It has a 1:11 twist so I'm hoping it will handle a 165 grain or even a 180 grain bullet.
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Old 02-27-2021, 10:52 AM   #8
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I have a Tikka T3 in 308. Shot several different rounds but found my gun loves Nosler Accubonds 165gr and I assure you the animals hate them. Bull elk, whitetail, pigs all go down right there. Consider a brake if you don’t have one. Makes it a dream to shoot!
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Old 02-27-2021, 11:08 AM   #9
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Is it pretty harsh without a break?
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Old 02-27-2021, 11:18 AM   #10
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Recoil was not really a big problem to me but I did a brake knowing my wife and son will one day shoot it. Obviously the brake reduced the recoil but what I didn’t realize was how much it would help the muzzle jump as well. Like I said the recoil was manageable but it is night and day shooting it without and with a brake......
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Old 02-27-2021, 12:45 PM   #11
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I have one in 7mm-08, has been a great mountain rifle. I eventually replaced the stock with a B&C which added a little weight but made a world of difference.

Itís got a few deer and a desert bighorn on it now
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Old 02-27-2021, 05:38 PM   #12
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Awesome rifle
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Old 02-27-2021, 06:21 PM   #13
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Anybody shoot 180 grain 308 factory loads?
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Old 02-27-2021, 07:07 PM   #14
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I just recently bought the T3x Superlite in 243 Win. Love the rifle and it is very accurate right out of the box.

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Old 02-27-2021, 07:20 PM   #15
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I have a 308 Tikka Lite SS and love it! Shot an elk with it in Arizona last year using 150 grain rounds.

Here it is behind me in one of the canyons while hunting in Arizona.
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Old 02-28-2021, 09:48 AM   #16
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I don’t have a superlite but do have a t3x veil in 308. It has shot every load from 150gr-175gr under 1”. It shoots the 175gr federal terminal ascents great and I would definitely shoot an elk with that
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Old 02-28-2021, 10:01 AM   #17
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My boys have one in 6.5CM. I bought a limbsaver fit for it for like $25 off of Amazon. Recoil isn’t bad at all.
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Old 02-28-2021, 10:15 AM   #18
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Recoil shouldn’t be a problem with .308. It’s like a souped up .243.
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Old 02-28-2021, 05:02 PM   #19
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These are great comments guys. Thanks
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Old 03-01-2021, 06:39 AM   #20
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Any suggestions for scope mounts?
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Old 03-02-2021, 10:42 AM   #21
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Any suggestions for scope mounts?
Txbowman... We have 3 Tikka T3ís... I set them all up the same... EGW picatinny mount and Warne rings... I like the setup... Two 308ís and this 300 win mag...
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Old 03-02-2021, 10:46 AM   #22
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I have multiple Tikkas in .308, all shoot exceptionally well with 165 and 168 loads. I tend to use DNZ one piece mounts for my Tikkas.
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