The T3x Lite combines high performance with lightweight ease. The Lite models are equipped with the T3x synthetic stock and all new modular features, allowing the shooter to optimize the grip and fore end for the day's action.
Best out of the box rifle I have ever purchased and I've bought many! Every Tikka old and new has shot sub moa with any quality factory ammunition. The triggers are very nice and with $10 aftermarket spring can get to under 2 pounds! Just a great value, they shoot like custom rifles for a fraction of the cost. These rifles have developed a stellar reputation, I only see aftermarket support increasing and honestly won't be surprised if the T3X dethrones the Remington 700.
All behaved exactly the same. The first shot is the only reliable shot. Surprisingly, the cheaper ammo grouped a bit tighter than the more expensive stuff.
The scope did not get lose and the action is properly torqued. I just don't get it. The gun simply cant handle any heat at all. If I sit 15 minutes between shots, it fires sub MOA. If I don't wait... 3" group... 4" group... So, I guess if I don't pull a bang/flop, then it's going to be a long day. I'm not happy. Now I'm torn between taking a bath and selling it, or maybe start throwing parts at it. This is my first Tikka and it will be my last.
P.S. On a positive note, the barrel is free floated, but only on the right hand side (I guess the savings were passed on to me.)