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I am going to pickup a Tikka T3 Lite in .243 and looking for a scope and ring suggestions.  I will be using the rifle for varmints and whitetail's.  My first thought is a Bushnell Elite 4200 in  3x9x40
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You can get a heckuva deal right now on that scope...
http://swfa.com/Bushnell-3-9x40-Elite-4200-Rifle-Scope-P6910.aspx

You'd have to spend a lot more money to get anything better.
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    First off RH,WELCOME to OT!
 
   Thunbs Up on the 4200.  That didn't take long.
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What rings do you guys suggest?
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I'm partial to the Burris Signature series rings, easy to install and available in double dovetail or Weaver (Signature Zee rings) style.
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+1 on the Burris Signature rings.  I really like them.
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Yep...........I guess any scope will do on a 243..........if I had that gun in a 300 Win Mag, I think I would put a TWO POUND SCOPE on it !!!!    Laugh    
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I have Talley and Warne on my Tikkas, prefer the Talley most.

The rings that came with, garbage; definitely get new rings.


It is a great gun, you will be most pleased.

The 4200 will be fine.
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I hear ya Ed. The T3 lite is a great gun in smaller calibers, but gets a bit brutal when you get bigger.


I agree with everyone else about the 4200. "with aftermarket rings" 


Should make for a nice shooting rig River, keep us posted.

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I have a Tikka T3 Lite SS with the Bushnell 3-9x40.  I would not change it.  I used the rings that came with the gun.  I have not had a problem with them.  I use Talleys on my Remingtons and really like them.  Just my 2 sheckels.
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Originally posted by montanaoffroader montanaoffroader wrote:

I'm partial to the Burris Signature series rings, easy to install and available in double dovetail or Weaver (Signature Zee rings) style.
 
I am new to rifles, so just wondering the difference between double dovetail and weaver and if one is preferred over the other?
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If you should end up going with the Bushnell, you can get a jacket from them for $15 shipped for buying a Rainguard coated product. The order form is on the Bushy website.
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    These are dovetail rings(silver so you can examine them better):
 
    They fit this type base (picked this item as it's easier to examine):
 
    These are Weaver style rings:
 
    They fit this type of base:
 
 
    Both setups are STRONG and will serve you well.  But in the past yrs ALOT of guys are going to these:
 
   
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If I go with the Talley mounts, how do I know if I need low medium or high?
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  You can contact SWFA and tell them what rifle/scope combo you have or are planning to get and they'll tell you which Talley's you'll need:
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I also have a tikka t-3 light in 243cal with the 4200 3-9 elite and talley lightweight rings.I used the lows and worked fine. Nice setup...
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  THANKS c95.  Kinda thought lows would work but didn't know for certain.
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Originally posted by coyote95 coyote95 wrote:

I also have a tikka t-3 light in 243cal with the 4200 3-9 elite and talley lightweight rings.I used the lows and worked fine. Nice setup...

What load do you shoot?  I am thinking 85 for my deer and groundhogs.
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My rifle is in and I am going to pick it up on Friday.  I have the Talley Low Rings and wondering if they get mounted in a certain direction as I have seen them mounted in both directions.
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Can be mounted in either direction. 
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My son shoots a T-3 in 243 and has a Ziess Conquest 3 - 9 its light, rugged and reliable with good optics for not a lot of money. His T-3 is very accurate and will place just about anything in 1" or less at 100 /yds
 
As for mounts - the Tikka mounts are good - but I would recommend if you don't have them, to get good mounts, made of steel and carefully mount the scope (any scope) using some mild loctite on the screws. I have seen a lot of guys who thought there was something wron with their scopes because their rifle was sooting erratically. It was ALWAYS the mounts that were the problem in my experience.
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River Hill here is my set-up ,reads like this might be same for you.BTW I shoot a 55gr Winchester Ballistic Silver for varmint and a 95gr same for whitetail. also have some 85gr Federal Premium Barnes Triple-Shock thats suppose to work real well.All are very accurate

 
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Nice looking rig Coyote. Thunbs Up
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Originally posted by coyote95 coyote95 wrote:

River Hill here is my set-up ,reads like this might be same for you.BTW I shoot a 55gr Winchester Ballistic Silver for varmint and a 95gr same for whitetail. also have some 85gr Federal Premium Barnes Triple-Shock thats suppose to work real well.All are very accurate

 

Great setup.  I will have the same by sunday.  Do you find you need to resight the gun when going from 55 to 95?
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