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last yeary i bought a tikka t3 hunter in 308.   now im wishing ida just bought the t3 lite stainless. ive considered selling the hunter and getting a t3 lite.   i have a meopta meostar 3-12x56 on the gun now and no issues with weight or balance.   is the Lite that much lighter than tbe Hunter model that i might notice weight or balance issues with a big scope like this on it?
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I have both, a Lite in 270 and a hunter in 308, and the hunter is appreciably heavier.

My Lite wears a 3-9 Swaro, and the Hunter a 3-9 Trijicon, I don't venture into heavy scopes on light-weight guns.

And, making it even more complicated, what throws off balance for me might be fine for you.

Lastly, the T3 Lite stock is only marginally better than that absolute abomination that is the Remington plastic stock; the hunter stock is worlds better.  As I get older, shedding pounds where possible is a good thing for a walkabout rifle, but I find that the plastic stocks go in the trash (usually) and I spend more money on a stock that might weigh more but fits the shooter better.
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yea i would likely replace the stock on the Lite. im really just wanting the stainless more than anything and the reason for possibly switching.

i do really like the Hunter stock tho

and yea the remington plastic stock is awful. i swapped mine for a mcmillan and love it
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I have a T3 hunter stainless 30-06 that I nearly put a Millet tactical scope on...but after feeling the weight of that huge scope I bit the bullet and went Vortex. No complaints about the Viper PST FFP but I may move it to my Tikka T3 Sporter .223 and get an SWFA SS 10x44 for the 30-06.
You can find a good selection of aftermarket replacement stocks and accessories for T3s at tikkaperformance.com

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I had a T3 stainless lite in 308
it was a great shooter..


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