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Tikka T3x Lite vs. Ruger Gunsite Scout #14331792 12/02/19
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I'm wanting a lightweight, stainless / synthetic, all-weather rifle. I have more or less narrowed it down to these two, but am still considering other options as well.

I have a couple Rugers in different models which I like, but I've never had my hands on a Gunsite Scout. I fondled a rh Tikka T3x Lite a few days ago and really liked it.

Looking for pros and cons on these two, but am open to other suggestions. Fire away...

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Originally Posted by Bama_Rick
I'm wanting a lightweight, stainless / synthetic, all-weather rifle.
The Scout isn't synthetic. It also isn't particularly "lightweight" compared to the Tikka. I'm a big fan of the Model 77, but I have somewhere less than zero interest in the Scout version. The Ruger weighs in at 7.3 lbs in .308, while the T3x Lite in the same chambering weighs in at 6.4 lbs; the Ruger has a non-adjustable trigger that can be made good with some massaging, while the Tikka has an adjustable trigger. Tikkas also typically shoot well from the get-go, while Rugers can sometimes require a little work, but usually do well.

I have both Model 77s and a Tikka T3x Lite and in other comparisons would heartily recommend the Ruger, but not here.


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Originally Posted by RichardAustin
Montana uses Ruger actions.
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The Scout has to be one of the ugliest rifles ever built by an American company. I own a couple of 77’s but no Scouts.
In this case, Tikka all the way.


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Thanks for the input ya'll. I agree the Scout is one ugly rifle. Just thought I'd ask before I went and looked at a used one here. I didn't realize the difference in weight either. I read somewhere else the Scout was under 7 lbs. I like my Rugers, but I'll pass on this one. Tikka for the win!

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Originally Posted by RichardAustin
Montana uses Ruger actions.
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That looks pretty good.


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^I'd be mighty tempted by that Ruger! ^ The Scout leave me cold though.


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It'd be WHOLE LOT COOLER without that screamin' chicken logo on the floor plate. Que sera, sera.


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Originally Posted by RichardAustin
Montana uses Ruger actions.
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put a piece of tape over it...

or, put a super chicken scope on it and you'll have a matched set.

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I think I will own one! I like it. Already have 3 LH Creedmoors whats 1 more. Glad to see they did not drop
the LH SS Hawkeye.

But wait have a LH RAR 6.5 CM, LH Tikka T3X 6.5 CM and a LH Ruger FTW CM. The LH Ruger American 6.5 Creed Moor in a heavy Boyds LH laminate stock is the best shooter.


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I'm thinking I'll get one, too.


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Reading this thread just cost me another $700-750. Wonder when they will be in stock?


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What is the screw that you can see on the left side of the stock? I had a lefty wooden stocked Hawkeye that didn't have anything in that location.

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Originally Posted by WPAHunter50
What is the screw that you can see on the left side of the stock? I had a lefty wooden stocked Hawkeye that didn't have anything in that location.
Stock reinforcement bolt. Standard on African and Guide Gun versions, unnecessary for this version.


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Originally Posted by RichardAustin
Montana uses Ruger actions.
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I have 3 tikkas.
I did see Kimbers had some great deals. 84L stainless hunter fro 549 and the 84 m classic in 6.5 CM limited.
oh snap, just realized this is for lefties. I don't know if any of the above holds true

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Originally Posted by Dre
I have 3 tikkas.
I did see Kimbers had some great deals. 84L stainless hunter fro 549 and the 84 m classic in 6.5 CM limited.


Did you forget you are posting in a left hand forum? Kimber doesn't make any leftys so not sure why you even mentioned it.


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Originally Posted by Snowwolfe
Originally Posted by Dre
I have 3 tikkas.
I did see Kimbers had some great deals. 84L stainless hunter fro 549 and the 84 m classic in 6.5 CM limited.


Did you forget you are posting in a left hand forum? Kimber doesn't make any leftys so not sure why you even mentioned it.

just did


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Originally Posted by kk alaska
I think I will own one! I like it. Already have 3 LH Creedmoors whats 1 more. Glad to see they did not drop
the LH SS Hawkeye.

But wait have a LH RAR 6.5 CM, LH Tikka T3X 6.5 CM and a LH Ruger FTW CM. The LH Ruger American 6.5 Creed Moor in a heavy Boyds LH laminate stock is the best shooter.



I've resisted getting a Creedmore..................'till now. Something about stainless/walnut trips my trigger. Add to that US made, CRF, 3 position safety, no plastic or aluminium.......only thing better would be if Winchester opened up the New Haven plant and started pumping out LH Stainless Classics!


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If anyone see,s the new Ruger Hawkeye hunter in stock please post! Thanks


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