I am doing some preliminary searching for a rifle for my soon to be 18 year old son, who is definitely full sized. The t3 is one of the rifles that caught my eye, along with various Savages and Howas. Two things struck me about the Tikka: the magazines seem to be very expensive, at least $52 each, and the rings that may or may not be included (apparently medium height) apparently don't work with Simmons AETEC scopes, which are apparently to big around, according to one post in another forum. My mag question is: is there another, less expensive source of mags? My ring question is: What ring and scope combinations have worked well, and what scopes work well with supplied rings?