considering a Tikka
hello all, im a long time shooter and a beginner reloader. im strongly considering a Tikka T3 hunter in 6.5×55 as my first modern hunting rifle and will have many questions.
so im thinking about back ordering a Tikka T3 hunter in 6.5×55 from eurooptic.com. only a few things hold me back. ive heard great reviews about how accurate the tikka T3 is and paired with the 6.5×55 cartridge I have little doubt it would be the most accurate gun I own. what I haven't heard much about is the durability of the T3 rifle. the T3 while sleek and light weight in appearance also (at least to me) looks somewhat fragile. when I hunt with a rifle I tend to be rather hard on it and I expect dents and dings on my hunting arms. it will get banged into trees, it will fall over, it will get muddy, and it might even get dropped. I don't beat my guns up on purpose but the terrain is rugged and shit happens. how does the rifle hold up to rugged use?
also, im curious as to the average lifespan of the T3 barrel when chambered in 6.5×55. I love to shoot and will likely shoot the rifle year round just for fun. I wouldn't be unreasonable to say I fire 800+ rounds a year out of a rifle if I really take a liking to it. what barrel life could I expect with this rifle?
well its late and time for bed, thank you for reading.
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