Tikka T3 Scout 223

Discussion in 'Small Stuff--22s, 20s, and 17s' started by Annie4Me, Mar 22, 2020.

  1. Annie4Me

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    I have a like new old stock Tikka t3 Scout 223 on its way,

    I know it is an older Tikka version but can you guys recall much information about this rifle,

    I know it has a 20” 8 twist barrel

    Curious about anyone who has had experience with this model.

    Thanks
     
  2. Rdlningcltchdmpr

    Rdlningcltchdmpr Gold $$ Contributor

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    No, but it will be great. I would love to have it. All my tikka's are great. The short barrel will only increase accuracy. Hope your going to reload for it.?
     
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  3. Clcustom1911

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    I would love to have a 223 Tikka. It would compliment my 7mm RemMag T3x and 6.5 Creedmoor T3x TacA1.

    It's going to hammer. Enjoy!
     
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  4. Idaho-Lefty

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    DON'T take, a chance on it ! Ship it, to Me ! I can deal with, that kind of,.. "adversity" ! Like was said above,. ALL our, Tikka's,. "shoot" !
    Bought an OLD stock .243 Win. T3, SS 1-10 TW, and it shoots in the .3's AKA "Cloverleaf's" with the 87 HVLD Bergers.
    You just need to find THE, Bullet, it likes ! Might want to look at, a YO Dave Trigger Spring and make sure the Bbl isn't "touching" the Forend after, the Shank !
    My 1-7 TW, (* AR-14 *) shoots, 55/ 60, Nosler Bal Tips, 65 GK's and 69 gr. HP Sierras,.. real well ! You should have,.. NO, problems ! Clean with, JB's, a couple of times in, the beginning, but use SPARINGLY as it, Polishes rifling and "Break in" New barrel, carefully !
     
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  5. Marksman

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    I picked one up several years ago now and it's been a great rifle. I ended up putting it in a Manners stock and adding CDI bottom metal, mostly just to be different. Shoots great with 75 AMax's.
     
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  6. Annie4Me

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    I would like to reload for it
    I have all the reloading benches set-up
    but time is limited with little kids,
    They are my first priority
    What load does your 223 like
     
  7. Rdlningcltchdmpr

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    Make the kids do the reloading ! Ha. But seriously the 60 grain berger bullet's with a full amount of varget powder is a good option.
     
  8. Annie4Me

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    Ok thanks
    I’ll write that down for a starting combo
    I’ve got the powder just need the bullets

    I received the Tikka Scout 223
    It appears to have been shot very little
    I don’t believe it has never been disassembled
    Metal looks like a new gun
    Crown looks perfect
    Chamber and barrel look fantastic
    Trigger is set at 1lb

    Man was I happy
    I felt lucky to stumble across this Scout
     
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  9. COhunter

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    I have a regular tikka t3, also with an 8 twist barrel but mine is 22".
    This particular rifle loves benchmark and 53 gr v-maxes
     
  10. Annie4Me

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    Thanks
    I’ll put that down as a combo to work up also
     
  11. K22

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    I have a Tikka T3 Lite and the heavy Varmint model in 223 Rem. Great rifles. They both shoot sub 1/2 moa with 60 grain Vmax bullets and H4895. The Varmint model is a sub 1/4 moa if I do my part.
     
  12. Annie4Me

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    Wow
    Thats good stuff for a factory rig
    I take it they r both 8 twist factory barrels

    Thanks for sharing what your 223 likes
     
  13. K22

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    The Varmint model was a recent acquisition. I had some 60 Vmax bullets laying around so I loaded them up with H4895 and Federal 210 match primers. I was shocked by the results, my first group was .485, one flyer my fault. I retested and a second group measured .215 (five shot group). It does have an 8" twist. The trigger, like all Tikka's is great. I like the extra weight for precise shooting. Was hoping to try it out on ghogs this summer but COVIR-19 may prevent that from happening - we are under a "stay at home" order.

    I'm shooting 55 Nosler BT's in the Tikka 3X lite because I have a ton of them. It also has an 8" twist. I had to tune down the velocity to get these bullets to group in the .5 to .6 range. But this rifle also like the 60 V max's in the .4's.
     
  14. Annie4Me

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    Awesome news

    I’ll have to try that load as well
    I appreciate all the information on a starting place

    I guess this scout that I acquired is like the Varmint only a shorter 20” barrel

    what is the diameter on your Varmint barrel
     
  15. strut64

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    I owned one and have the following observations;
    SAMMI 223rem chamber so the throat was "short"
    Couldn't shoot heavy bullets but shot lighter well
    The magazine was also limiting as to OAL.
    I sold the rifle to fund other stuff I was doing
     
  16. Annie4Me

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    Thanks strut 64
    I measured the barrel it was .865 at the muzzle
    I wonder if that is the same size contour as the Varmint
     

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