New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - Scope for a Tikka T3 lite 223
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

Check GunBroker.com for SWFA's No Reserve and No Minimum bid firearm auctions.

Scope for a Tikka T3 lite 223

 Post Reply Post Reply   Topic Search Topic Search  Topic Options Topic Options
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: March/07/2014 at 22:57
westside bengal View Drop Down
Optics GrassHopper
Optics GrassHopper


Joined: March/05/2014
Status: Offline
Points: 6
New member here.  Been lurking for a while and it seems like a great informative site.

I am 63 y/o and relative new to guns but wanting to learn to shoot and teach my grandkids the
proper way.

I know absolute nothing about scopes and just purchased my first rifle.  It is a Tikka T3 lite in .223 caliber.  I do not hunt (yet?) so it will strictly limited to occasional trips to the range.  Being a newbie that is where I belong anyway.

Here in the rolling hills of southern Indiana I think most ranges are 100 yards, a few 200 yards.
I do have a couple friends where I might be able to stretch out to 300 yards but it is not really convenient.

I am really interested in what "specs" would I need in a scope to fit my parameter?  I dont really have a budget.  But I will toss out $300 to start the conversation.  If I can spend $200 my bank account will thank you.  I f I really need to spend more so be it.

Thanks in advance for any assistance,

WSB  
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: March/08/2014 at 09:10
Son of Ed View Drop Down
Optics Retard
Optics Retard
Avatar

Joined: June/18/2011
Location: TEXAS
Status: Online
Points: 53884
I think a good old 3X9 would do for you, westside.  There are a lot of reasonable 3X9s here at SWFA.
A Redfield 3X9 is $209, I think....also, the Weaver 3X9 under $200.

You won't need a Hubble Telescope.  







Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: March/08/2014 at 11:23
biggreen747 View Drop Down
Optics Journeyman
Optics Journeyman
Avatar

Joined: October/16/2009
Location: Colorado
Status: Offline
Points: 470
Yes. A good 3-9 is pretty easy to find in your price range. The Vortex Diamondback and Bushnell Elite would aso be good choices. I would lean toward the Elite as it is IMO the best sub $300 3-9 out there.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: March/08/2014 at 12:02
Urimaginaryfrnd View Drop Down
MODERATOR
MODERATOR
Avatar
Resident Redneck

Joined: June/20/2005
Location: Iowa
Status: Offline
Points: 13870
The Tikka is a nice rifle my son has one in .223 they come usually with the 1 in 8 twist barrel and there will be a number 8 stamped on the barrel those are better for heavier bullets  60 gr 69 gr 75 gr 77gr.
He has a bushnell elite 6 to 24power scope on his. If I had to be in the $300 range I would put the fixed 16 power Super Sniper on the rifle.  This is a great target scope but a high power fixed power scope is challenging to use for hunting but it can be done from a fixed position with a solid rest and for varmits or prairie dogs could work well but probably too much for coyotes. The .223 is a bit light for a deer rifle it will kill them but some stated dont allow big game hunting with smaller than a .243.
SWFA SS 16x42 Tactical Riflescope SWFA SS 16x42 Tactical Riflescope
Stock # - SS16X42MQ
  • Matte Finish
  • Patented Mil-Quad Reticle
  • 30mm Tube
  • Rear Focus
  • OK for .50 cal
  • .10 Mrad
$299.95 
 
If I was going to buy one all around hunting and target use scope - I would pick the Zeiss scope because Im 57 and I appreciate the quality of the glass and like the top end of the magnification to be at least 14x and several of my rifles have 5-20 power scopes on them.
SPL20041 Zeiss 4.5-14x44 Conquest Rifle Scope DEMO-B
Click to view 5214309972, Matte, Rapiz Z 800, 1"
$559.95
SPL19702 Zeiss 4.5-14x50 Conquest Rifle Scope DEMO-B
Click to view 5214919972, Matte, Rapid Z 800, 1"
$599.95


Edited by Urimaginaryfrnd - March/08/2014 at 12:09
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: March/08/2014 at 12:07
Urimaginaryfrnd View Drop Down
MODERATOR
MODERATOR
Avatar
Resident Redneck

Joined: June/20/2005
Location: Iowa
Status: Offline
Points: 13870
Redfield 6-18x44 Revenge Rifle Scope Redfield 6-18x44 Revenge Rifle Scope
Stock # - RED115219
  • Matte
  • Accu-Ranger Varmint
  • Adjustable Objective
  • 1"
$279.95 
SWFA SS 3-15x42 Tactical Rifle Scope SWFA SS 3-15x42 Tactical Rifle Scope
Stock # - SS315X42MQ
  • Matte Finish
  • First Focal Plane
  • Patented Mil-Quad Reticle
  • 30mm Tube
  • Side Focus (6m-infinity)
  • OK for .50cal
  • .10 Mrad Turrets
$699.95 
 
Bushnell 4-16x40 Elite Rifle Scope Bushnell 4-16x40 Elite Rifle Scope
Stock # - BUSE4164B
  • Matte
  • DOA™ 600
  • 1"
  • Adjustable Objective - 20 yards to infinity
  • RainGuard® HD
  • Ultra-Wide Band Coating
  • Argon Purging Process
$499.00 
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: March/08/2014 at 20:07
Rudy Dog View Drop Down
Optics GrassHopper
Optics GrassHopper


Joined: March/06/2014
Status: Offline
Points: 10
On the cheaper end my vote would go towards a Vortex Diamondback in either 3-9x40 or 4-12x40. To step it up a bit the Zeiss Terra or Leupold VX-3 in the power of your choice are also pretty good options. 
 Post Reply Post Reply
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Similar Threads: "Scope for a Tikka T3 lite 223"
Subject Author Forum Replies Last Post
Scope mounts for Tikka T3 Lite cropslx Rifle Scopes 16
Tikka T3 Lite Stainless 6.5x55, Zeiss Scope greywolf Firearms For Sale 1
Scopes for Browning BAR 7mm-08 and Tikka T3 Lite 2 cmdc Rifle Scopes 11
Suitable scope for a tikka t3 lite stainless .243 Alex12 Rifle Scopes 2
Scope for Tikka T3 Lite 270 WSM newbee Rifle Scopes 28
Scope help please - Tikka T3 Lite .308 dpm Rifle Scopes 12
Scope for Tikka T3 Lite .243 River Hill Rifle Scopes 25
Scope for a Tikka 300WSM T3 Lite tarboroheel1 Rifle Scopes 6 2/26/2007 12:42:41 PM
Scope Mounts for Tikka T3 Battue/Lite tturner6 Rifle Scopes 4
Tikka T3 lite nfldhntr Rings and bases 6


This page was generated in 0.203 seconds.