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My new long range rifle project - just finished assembling. Goal is to shoot highest BC .224 bullets through 223 brass to 1000 yards plus reduce wear on 6.5CM rifle without going to exotic brass or high cost.

Tikka T3X Varmint 223, 1-8, local gunsmith MOSS FIREARMS threaded 5/8x24
KRG Bravo stock in appropriate Sako Green - thanks cattleman!
Area 419 adapter and brake (fits my modified AAC 762SD also)
MDT 223 magazine
Burris XTRII 5-25x50 SCR MIL FFP scope in ugly camo color (hugely discounted due to camo color)
UTG PRO 34mm rings (yes, UTG PRO - very nice)

I added weight inside the Bravo stock "void" with lead weights for tire balancing - I can add more or remove easily
You'll probably find that the hornady 75BTHP will do pretty good if you can find a calm day. I don't know your barrel length but if you can get them around 3000fps it should get you do 1000 yards with relative ease.
 

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Wow nice pieces here. Just building mine. Got an MPA BA Chassis, pitting a new Bartlein barrel on it and gonna top it with a XTR3 I think
 

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Here’s a question...seeing the adjustable butt spacer system set up two different ways. This way and one that moves the spacers with the pad. Which way is the correct way?
My way is modified.
And it think it looks better than the factory way.
Only the recoil bad is moving, not the whole package.
 
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This T3x Lite 7mm RemMag never ceases to impress me. After about 1500 rounds down the tube, I made a load with the Berger Classic Hunter Hybrids I got on sale a couple months back.

68.5gr of Reloder 26 and a Berger 168 Classic Hunter Hybrid with .020 jump. R-P brass, Federal 215M primers.

My super-ideal-awesome shooting position ?

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Just re-mounted the scope, tuned the trigger spring last night, and torqued the action screws down to 65-70 in-lbs. .....


and after getting close to zero'd


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Made correction and changed point of aim:

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You'll probably find that the hornady 75BTHP will do pretty good if you can find a calm day. I don't know your barrel length but if you can get them around 3000fps it should get you do 1000 yards with relative ease.
I was at a range in TX last month and a fellow shooter offered to let me shoot his .223. 700 action w custom barrel. 1000yds first 3 shots followed by 5/7 at 1400yds. Sorry, no data on his hand loads. Definitely doable.
 
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I agree. Think the way you have it set up looks better.
Thank you sir :)
I ended to make it loke that, since there were no manuals how to mount that tool-less but bad.
My mind went different way than the engineers on KRG, and it has been get a lot of questions.
It lookd way better and it does work better like that.
 

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18" 223rem CTR barrel testing today.
http://instagr.am/p/B-R-b4Mpn85/ It seems that i must look new recive for 69gr and 77gr Scenar.
52 gr Nosler custom competition still made great results.
1/8 twist 18" barrel, what do you think, is it waist of time to trying to get 77gr bullet to make it accute it no more?
From the beginning, when it was 24", it did like more light bullets.
I also have one 1lbs of Hodgon H335 powder, i might try that too for this shortie.
100-meters 5 shots with Nosler CC was about this.
DOT is 16mm.
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I was at a range in TX last month and a fellow shooter offered to let me shoot his .223. 700 action w custom barrel. 1000yds first 3 shots followed by 5/7 at 1400yds. Sorry, no data on his hand loads. Definitely doable.
Damn, holy fuck!

I can't get my 6.5CM @ 1000, I can't even begin to imagine shooting my 223 at 1400 lmfao, and I'm in TX too hahahaha.

Do you at least know what bullet? 1400 is impressive from a 223.
 

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Damn, holy fuck!

I can't get my 6.5CM @ 1000, I can't even begin to imagine shooting my 223 at 1400 lmfao, and I'm in TX too hahahaha.

Do you at least know what bullet? 1400 is impressive from a 223.
He was calling the wind pretty dang good too. We were at the Triple C in Cresson, TX.
 

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Hello !

wo can tell me the correct torque specs for the tac A1 or knows where I can find them...?

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That looks really good! Just using sponges?
Did some base coats with several colora to change the background from black and have tonal variations. The did some sponge on top of that. Finally a very light diffuse spray of green to knock the sponged colors back and some sponged highlights on top of that. Lots of layers. Still need to clear coat.
 
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What's everybody running for a bipod on a CTR with krg bravo.. most people are saying atlas cal for benchrest shooting?
 
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You could make your own for $3 or less. Go to the hobby store and purchase the stick on padding in the thickness you want. Trace, cut, stick... done.
 
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You could make your own for $3 or less. Go to the hobby store and purchase the stick on padding in the thickness you want. Trace, cut, stick... done.
 
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My two Tikkas:
7mm Rem Mag, pillar bedded with a ss recoil lug (I know there's no recoil pad in that picture, it has one now) topped with a vortex viper HS-T
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6.5 CM in a KRG Bravo, topped with a Viper PS-T gen ii and a highland canyon brake
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I love these Tikkas! As long as I do my part, they shoot so well.
 

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My KRG bravo just came in the mail today.. I'm waiting on a yodave trigger spring, do I need to remove the whole action again to install the spring? No idea when the spring will be here and I'm anxious to mount this new chassis up
 

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My KRG bravo just came in the mail today.. I'm waiting on a yodave trigger spring, do I need to remove the whole action again to install the spring? No idea when the spring will be here and I'm anxious to mount this new chassis up
Yes. You most likely won't be able to install the spring with it inside the action.
 
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My KRG bravo just came in the mail today.. I'm waiting on a yodave trigger spring, do I need to remove the whole action again to install the spring? No idea when the spring will be here and I'm anxious to mount this new chassis up
Yeah, you'll have to remove the action from the chassis to replace the spring, but it's really easy to do, so I wouldn't wait to put it in there just because of that, if it were me :)
 
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Yeah, you'll have to remove the action from the chassis to replace the spring, but it's really easy to do, so I wouldn't wait to put it in there just because of that, if it were me :)
Thanks, dont know how long it'll be before I get the spring but I agree.. it's going in the new chassis tonight lol
 

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My KRG bravo just came in the mail today.. I'm waiting on a yodave trigger spring, do I need to remove the whole action again to install the spring? No idea when the spring will be here and I'm anxious to mount this new chassis up
DO remember to tighter that trigger back to action with enough force, and when you do change the trigger, do check that safety does work and do the safety test, cock the action and do a small dropping test.
Bounce the buttbad to the floor with small amount of power and check that the trigger is not fired.
If it does do so, you must tighten the trigger tension.
I would recon you to look this video, since you do not know that you are doing.
 
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DO remember to tighter that trigger back to action with enough force, and when you do change the trigger, do check that safety does work and do the safety test, cock the action and do a small dropping test.
Bounce the buttbad to the floor with small amount of power and check that the trigger is not fired.
If it does do so, you must tighten the trigger tension.
I would recon you to look this video, since you do not know that you are doing.
Thanks much, definitely going to check this video out!(y)
 
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Thanks much, definitely going to check this video out!(y)
No problem, just want to keep you in safe road.
If your Tikka is new, remember that it does not have warranty after that trigger spring change.
But so i did too, straight i got my new Tikka, i started modified it :D
 
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Thanks for the help guys, got the bravo all mounted up. Thinking about doing a aluminium trigger guard and mag release.. Just trying to find a damn atlas cal for sale here.. and I'll be set for a while. 20200331_092953.jpg
 

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What "AICS" type magazine (not CTR) are you using with your Tikka 223 in a KRG Bravo stock? I just put mine together and with a MDT plastic 223 mag - the mag does not fit tight enough. Before I start adjusting the Bravo forearm or trigger guard - wanted to get feedback.
 

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What "AICS" type magazine (not CTR) are you using with your Tikka 223 in a KRG Bravo stock? I just put mine together and with a MDT plastic 223 mag - the mag does not fit tight enough. Before I start adjusting the Bravo forearm or trigger guard - wanted to get feedback.
This is in 6.5 creedmoor with ctr mag if this was in reference to my picture
 

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Tikka T3X Varmint- 6.5 Creedmoor

Oregon Mountain Rifle Co. Factory Carbon Barrel upgrade/bolt fluting/Cerakote
Leupold Mark 5 HD 3.6-18 TMR
Hawkins Precision 35mm low rings
Spuhr 20 MOA rail
Mesa Precision Altitude stock
RedSnake Tactical DBM
Sterk Titanium bolt handle/shroud
Tier One Tactical Bipod
Area 419 bipod rail
Elay Precision trigger spring

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What "AICS" type magazine (not CTR) are you using with your Tikka 223 in a KRG Bravo stock? I just put mine together and with a MDT plastic 223 mag - the mag does not fit tight enough. Before I start adjusting the Bravo forearm or trigger guard - wanted to get feedback.
Spoke with KRG and the MDT 223 mag is good to go. I will adjust the stock
 
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I got my Factory CTR down to 1.5 lbs with the stock spring.

Have a Yo Dave for sale and will ship it for cost if anyone needs one and doesn’t want to wait.

Bought a t3x 7mag for hunting and probably won’t use the spring in that one either.

just let me know.
 
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Tikka T3X Varmint- 6.5 Creedmoor

Oregon Mountain Rifle Co. Factory Carbon Barrel upgrade/bolt fluting/Cerakote
Leupold Mark 5 HD 3.6-18 TMR
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Spuhr 20 MOA rail
Mesa Precision Altitude stock
RedSnake Tactical DBM
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Tier One Tactical Bipod
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What is the weight as it sits?
 

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Does a tikka t3x ctr in 6.5 creedmoor 24" barrell really weigh 8.8 lbs? I swear it weighs less