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7mm mag Thomspon Center Venture Vs. Tikka T3 Lite

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by monsterkx2fiddy, Jul 24, 2012.

  1. Jul 24, 2012 at 9:36 PM
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    monsterkx2fiddy

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    Pondering getting a new rifle for all around. Decided on 7mm mag for versatility and price of ammo. Then i narrowed my choices down to T/C and Tikka. I know theres alot better rifles but as you can see I would be on a budget. Drop some knowledge on me.
     
  2. Jul 26, 2012 at 12:56 PM
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    Hard to say, both are nice and well-made rifles. I would go for the Thompson.
     
  3. Jul 26, 2012 at 1:00 PM
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    I have no experience with the tc, but have a tikka t3 lite in 300 wsm. Thing is a tack driver, and very smooth bolt out the box. Ypu wouldnt regret it at all. Have a 7mm vanguard and love the caliber.

    If that tc is the one you can buy different calibers/barrels for though, might be a better option in the long run.
     
  4. Jul 27, 2012 at 7:55 AM
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    Both are excellent choices...WIth the Tikka you get the added benefit of having 4 shots pretty quick, with the TC you only have one...and a moderately fast reloading time....but the TC is super Accurate, lightweight, and just plain cool....You won't go wrong either way.
     
  5. Jul 27, 2012 at 11:49 PM
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    Tc is single shot? Well I guess it only takes one shot. I think as far as accuracy both are accurate. Tikka guarntees moa and tc claims moa. Or maybe it the other way around. I wish I could fire both see which mechanism and trigger I like better. Any advice on this?
     
  6. Jul 30, 2012 at 7:39 AM
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    TC Encore is single shot...they do have bolt actions too...i just read TC and thought single shot....
     
  7. Aug 5, 2012 at 9:16 AM
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    I would say go with the TIkka. I own one and absolutly love it. At a hundred yards I'm holding about a .5in group with my 7mag. It has a lifetime warranty and Tikka is actually a sister company of Sako.
     
  8. Aug 5, 2012 at 9:37 AM
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    Not sure of those 2 brands but I use a weatherby 7mm mag, bought from a pawn shop fairly cheap, needed to be greased up and once that was done I haven;t had any issues with it, on my 4th year of ownership and roughly 4-500 rounds of ammo through it.
     
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