I have just purchased a Lefthand Tikka T3 SS in 300 WSM. I have done so much reading about diffewrent rifles on different forums that my eyes are crossed. My decision was based on $$$ and best bang for the buck. I will do mostly mule deer and elk hunting. I wanted to buy American and the nearest competition was Savage. However, I could not find a lefty in this caliber with the new accustock. So, the Tikka was was choice. NOW, I have read that many Tikka owners do not like the factory mounts that come with the rifle. SO, again I want the bestr bang for the buck on a reliable and strong scope mounting system but, I need to keep the price feature down as much as possible. I looked at the scope rings that Tikka supplies with the rifle and I was not impressed with the look. I prefer a much tighter or smaller (sleeker) appearance to the rings. I went to SAKO's site and looked at the Optilock system. it is a little pricey.
What do you all use on your Tikka rifles??? Your advice on the Tikka was the foundation on which I purchased my rifle. I look forward to equally good advice on the scope mounting system.