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    Tikka T3 Super Varmint .243

    Has sat idle and unused in my safe for too long.
    I was going to re-barrel to 308, as the bolt & action is silky smooth! But thinking it may still be too heavy for Hunting.

    Tikka T3 Super Varmint
    Caliber: 243 WIN
    Rate of Twist: 10"
    Barrel: Varmint heavy contour (cold hammer forged).
    Trigger: Single stage, adjustable pull 1 to 2kg
    Magazine: 5+1
    Overall Weight (without accessories): Approx 3.7kg
    Extras: Harris style Bipod (swivel and pan), Limbsaver Butt Pad, 243 Bore Snake.
    Ammo: 10 Rounds 100gr, 8 Rounds 80gr (If picked up / dropped off)

    $1600

    Will consider swaps / trades on Browning X-Bolt, Tikka T3x, Bergara B14 or Sauer 100 in either 308 or 7mm08.

    PM with offers - Or let me know if I am dreaming.

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    Nice rifle, how many shots have you put thru it ?

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    without a picture . .. it never happened !

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    I have only put 2 through it. I would say has had maybe 200max before me.

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    I've owned three of these Super Varmints. Have one left, the other two were sold in Aus before I returned, the buyer paying quite a bit more for them second hand than I paid new. Why? Because they were that good and he didn't have to wait... just rock solid accuracy.

    For anyone wanting to get into long-range varminting this will be as good a factory option as you will find for this kind of money (or a little less...)
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    Thanks Flyblown, I would keep it if I didn't lack funds for the next project!

    I purchased as i wanted to do long range, but never had the opportunity in an open environment to go long.
    Also, needing something not as heavy (and shorter) for the Roar, and it would be unfortunate to re-barrel this to a .308 non Varmint barrel, when someone else could take better advantage of the existing setup.

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    Great rifles, but yeah too heavy for lugging around in the bush.
    I had the Varmint in .223, ended up selling it and getting my Sako 75 in .223. Much better for my purposes.
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    Great for camping on the deck and popping bunnies at a distance! But bugger carrying this one up the Alps come April!

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    Whilst they aren't alpine rifles for sure, I don't really get all this whingeing about them being too heavy for a bit of a walk. I carry mine on morning or evening hunts for a few hours no problem, all day if needs be, and I'm in shite condition these days... I just use a good fit for purpose sling. If it's a bit steep and iffy I use a double sling to spread the weight across both shoulders. I also have a cunning sling that will clip onto the shoulder straps of the backpack, and hangs the rifle off my chest, muzzle down. Bit "tacticool" but it balances the weight of the pack really well. Plus it makes it really easy to control the rifle when you're clambering around.

    If you want to use a good varmint rifle for what it is designed to do, then there is more to life than sitting in a deckchair popping rabbits. A good half day walk in the hills controlling goats is right up this rifle's alley.
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    I consider myself enlightened.
    As mentioned earlier I had originally purchesed to give long range shooting a go, but hadn't.
    I am not in the best shape either, and I hadn't really given much thought to actually carting the rifle around.
    I never meant to bag the rifle, the rifle is absolutely brilliant.
    I guess I had an idea in my head of what a hunting rifle is to me, and this didnt quite fit the bill.
    Maybe before moving this on, I might take it on a goat hunt! Who knows, it might change my mind.

    Thanks @Flyblown!

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    On TM now (for more), still available to this forum to save me from TMs highway robery.

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    Got a mate who may b keen to swap a sauer 100 in 7mm08 new, had scope mounted but never fired.

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    @optio, let me know! That I could be very keen on 😁

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    if it was me . . . i would buy a sporter barrel, there are 2 on TM at the moment, 308 & 708 . . change barrels which wouldn't cost much, keep the heavy barrel for later when you can use it

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    That was the original idea, it would only cost me $300 tops.
    There is nothing wrong with the .243 barrel, so I had thought it would be a shame to re-barrel.
    Figured I would put it up here first, rather than bastardize something that someone else might prize!

 

 

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