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Prairie Dog
07-05-2012, 04:03 PM
I'm picking up a Tikka T3 Lite in .204 on Monday. (Wholesale Sports has all rifles 10% off with coupon starting then) I'll be mounting the Bushnell Legend 5-15x40 that came off my .22-250. Any suggestions for rings.....and none that cost as much as the rifle. :)

Thanks!

OutdoorPursuitsCanada
07-05-2012, 08:17 PM
I use Leopold rings on mine, they are rock solid, and I am shooting .300 WSM which packs a little more punch. I have never had to adjust them in the last 5 years, with 200+ rounds shot.

JustBen
07-05-2012, 08:41 PM
I've been enjoying Leupold PRW rings. A little more pricey, but still decently priced, and very nice.

Camo tung
07-05-2012, 10:16 PM
Pretty sweet rifle choice but I have a couple concerns.

You may enjoy this .204 so much that the lever will never see the light of day again. That would be so unfair to it - you should sell the lever to me.
You may burn through so much ammo having fun with the .204 that it becomes very expensive. To prevent that unhappy event - you should sell the lever to me.

No particular theme here.... : )


Post pics when ya get it!

Prairie Dog
07-05-2012, 10:27 PM
Pretty sweet rifle choice but I have a couple concerns.

You may enjoy this .204 so much that the lever will never see the light of day again. That would be so unfair to it - you should sell the lever to me.
You may burn through so much ammo having fun with the .204 that it becomes very expensive. To prevent that unhappy event - you should sell the lever to me.

No particular theme here.... : )


Post pics when ya get it!

You mean that clunky old Ruger that I drag to the range occasionally......when it's working? :)

What a difference a forum makes. I posted this same question on another forum (no, not that one) and it was Talley, Talley, Talley. In fact if I was to Talley it up (yeah, even I don't think it's funny) :) it would be 4:1 for, well you know.......

Camo tung
07-06-2012, 04:45 AM
There are a lot of nice rings out there.

The .204 doesn't kick at all so I don't think pure strength has to be the main consideration. Not sure of any particular advantage to horizontal vs. vertical pairs.
For function and low $$$ it would be Weaver. For looks, Talley. Have you seen anything you like from Warne? Will you be swapping the scope back to the 22-250? If so, how about QD mounts?

Hex head cap screws are nicer than Philips head screws (won't round off), just don't over torque them.

Prairie Dog
07-06-2012, 08:24 AM
The .22-250 is history, a friend of mine's wife bought it for him for Father's Day, so unless I decide to change scopes at some point it will be a permanent mount.

JustBen
07-06-2012, 08:31 AM
Plain old weaver rings will easily work, and they will be friendly on the pocket book.

I've also ran quick detach Leupold rings on my M700 muzzle loader, and they return to zero every time. They are generally too pricey for me, but on the smoke pole, its nice to be able to quickly take the scope off to get in and clean.

Depends what you plan on doing and how rough you are on things. Burris makes nice clean rings too.

deadeye
07-07-2012, 08:33 AM
I bought a T3 Lite in 243win and put Weaver Tactical rings to mount a Zeiss Conquest scope. They were inexpensive and look good too. I wouldn't use them on a hard kicker but these small bore guns don't recoil much.

Prairie Dog
07-07-2012, 09:19 AM
How about Burris? Went to P&D yesterday and George recommended the XTR base and rings. Add to that a member on another forum (no, not that one) will sell me a new set for basically half price.

CheeseBurger
07-07-2012, 10:29 PM
Can't speak to the Burris Xtreme rings but I have the Burris Xtreme bases and Leupold QRW rings on my T3 Lite in 6.5x55

road kill
07-08-2012, 06:22 PM
Mine has Burris rings i believe. No recoil so you don`t need to go extreme on the rings.

Katana
07-19-2012, 03:39 PM
Can't speak to the Burris Xtreme rings but I have the Burris Xtreme bases and Leupold QRW rings on my T3 Lite in 6.5x55

Im putting a set ot xtr rings and bases on my Tikka 300WM today and also have a set of those rings on my M1A. Great setup.

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Strewth
07-20-2012, 10:45 PM
My Burris rings and bases go a huntin' with my clumsy butt and my Tikka...6 years now, I think?

Prairie Dog
07-21-2012, 12:41 AM
Picked up a set of Burris rings and base from a member on another forum (AO) while back in Saskatchewan. Looking forward to putting it all together to sight in the .204 next week.

road kill
07-21-2012, 11:33 AM
If you start out with factory ammo my T3 isn`t to bad with Hornady stuff but some Win i picked up to try was dissapointing. Best groups so far have been with Sierra bullets. The Rem sps i had shot more of a shotgun pattern with Hornady factory but .75 and less with handloads.

Prairie Dog
07-21-2012, 12:44 PM
If you start out with factory ammo my T3 isn`t to bad with Hornady stuff but some Win i picked up to try was dissapointing. Best groups so far have been with Sierra bullets. The Rem sps i had shot more of a shotgun pattern with Hornady factory but .75 and less with handloads.

Thanks RK. I've got 4 boxes of Hornady in different weights. How does yours like Federal?

Katana
07-22-2012, 11:06 AM
Well, the wife let me get on the laptop so Im able to post some pics of the Burris XTR rings. These are low rings on both my Tikka and the M1a. Scope is a Vortex 6.5x20x50. I could have went with extra low rings on the M1a but I would have had to remover the rear sight and didn't want to do that.
And yes, I know the Tikka needs a good cleaning:p

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