Minor gripe on Tikka mag loading
New guy here, greetings.
I recently purchased a T3 laminated in .308. I really wanted a dual purpose rifle, a somewhat precision rifle but not too heavy to carry hunting. My gripe is with the lips on the (way overpriced!) OEM mag. Because of the single stack design it apparently can't be “topped off” from the open action without dropping the mag out and sliding the round in from the front. For amost 40 years I've used Ruger, Winchester, Remington bolt rifles and all of them are staggered and I can easily pop a loaded round in on top after firing a shot or 2.
So for instance, I shoot 1 or more rounds at a game animal and hit it and I'm walking up to it. I've got to drop the mag, juggle the rifle while topping off and re-inserting the mag? Darned inconvenient at the shooting bench also.
Am I missing something obvious here?
otherwise, love the rifle. Mounted the LS II recoil pad and the rifle is showing some real potential with accuracy- enough to keep it interesting.
Thanks all and have a great day!
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