Hello NorCal, He was just trying to sell what he had probably. I bought a Tikka T3 from a local gunshop in the valley area and he had a few of them in stock. Mine just took a little longer because I needed the left handed one. But a great choice of gun, you wont be dissapointed.
Congrats! For the money, the Tikka T-3 is the probably the most accurate, well put together firearm out there. It rivals and exceeds other firearms for MUCH more money. I looked at the Howa's but had to go with the european gunmakers tradition.
You won't be disappointed, you can carry that rifle all day and hit what you aim at. And it likes the lead-free ammo.
So i picked up the rifle yesterday. Nice looking gun smooth bolt and easy to take out the bolt. Like it so far. The only complain is the scope mounts. One was scratched and the other was stained kind of yellow? Should i call Bass Pro see if i can get replacements?