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No I wanted to avoid heat. My next stop was going to be the lathe. To protect the action from marks I had been using gorilla tape, but switched to a toilet paper roll. It had a lot less give than the tape. As I said rigid is key.
This has been stated before and is one of the mistakes people make.
Putting to much clamping force on the action wrench compresses the action threads into the barrel threads and makes it harder to remove the barrel.
All that is needed is to tighten the action wrench just enough to not have any movement of the jaws against the action to keep it from marring the action.
I did this the first barrel I tried to remove and could not budge it.
I loosened the action wrench just enough to hold the action without the jaws moving and it spun right off without a single mark on the action....I've removed several now doing this with no problems at all.
 

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Got it, thanks for responding. I figured it was going to be similar to the Remage.

I see it split roughly 50/50 on taking factory barrels off...any experience?
I have taken off four Tikka barrels and two Sako TRG barrels with no trouble. Just a whack of my hand on the action wrench spun off the Tikka barrels and a couple whacks on the action wrench handle with a rubber mallet broke the Sako TRG barrels free. Easy.
 
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DeaM, that paint job is sweeeet.
Is that Razor 4.5-27x56?
Since i have not found those Tenebraex caps from anywhere for my 3-18x50:cry:
Yes it is the Vortex Razor Gen II 4.5-27x56 sitting in a Spuhr 4601, sitting on a Tikka T3 Tactical 20" in .308. Thanks for the compliment, coming from you it means alot.
 
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I am having a barrel wise too.
Ensio Firearms, a Finnish company makes one, with reasonable price, now i swap my barrel in home at no time.
308win barrel also having straight fluting and coyote tan cerakoting is removed and it will be matt blued.
Some how i got love for 308win, even though it aint the sexiest caliber, but it´s nice to have :)
Ready cheep shooting ammo can be found in every gun store.
 

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I applaud your decision.

A .308 will never let you allow yourself a man bun, capris, or v-necks.

Post your usual excellent pictures when you receive & install the Ensio.

What twist/length are you getting?


Ensio Firearms, a Finnish company makes one, with reasonable price, now i swap my barrel in home at no time.
308win barrel also having straight fluting and coyote tan cerakoting is removed and it will be matt blued.
Some how i got love for 308win, even though it aint the sexiest caliber, but it´s nice to have :)
Ready cheep shooting ammo can be found in every gun store.
 

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Some how i got love for 308win, even though it aint the sexiest caliber, but it´s nice to have :)
I thought about the 308 back and forth before I bought my Tikka, ammo and components are every and the cheapest besides the 223.
Then decided I want the extra range and got me a 6.5 CM, which I´m struggling eversince.

The next barrel will 98% be a 308.
 
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I’m looking at upgrading my CTR stock. Overall I like the angles of it and I put a triad stock pack on to get the proper cheek rise. Just don’t like the plastic feeling...

This is a 20” CTR that I use for 50% bench shooting and 50% hunting with a good bit of hiking. Gun currently weighs 10.5 pounds and will be 11.5 pounds when my suppressor is freed. I don’t want to add anymore weight than this. I also don’t need it to be super adjustable since I actually like the triad stock lack a lot. If I was willing to take a weight hit, I’d just grab a KRG bravo.

Are there currently any stocks/styles I should be looking at? Mesa precision, McMillan or manners all seem like they have some solid options but there’s a lot out there.
 

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I’m looking at upgrading my CTR stock. Overall I like the angles of it and I put a triad stock pack on to get the proper cheek rise. Just don’t like the plastic feeling...

This is a 20” CTR that I use for 50% bench shooting and 50% hunting with a good bit of hiking. Gun currently weighs 10.5 pounds and will be 11.5 pounds when my suppressor is freed. I don’t want to add anymore weight than this. I also don’t need it to be super adjustable since I actually like the triad stock lack a lot. If I was willing to take a weight hit, I’d just grab a KRG bravo.

Are there currently any stocks/styles I should be looking at? Mesa precision, McMillan or manners all seem like they have some solid options but there’s a lot out there.
If you like a chassis there is this:

 
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I’m looking at upgrading my CTR stock. Overall I like the angles of it and I put a triad stock pack on to get the proper cheek rise. Just don’t like the plastic feeling...

This is a 20” CTR that I use for 50% bench shooting and 50% hunting with a good bit of hiking. Gun currently weighs 10.5 pounds and will be 11.5 pounds when my suppressor is freed. I don’t want to add anymore weight than this. I also don’t need it to be super adjustable since I actually like the triad stock lack a lot. If I was willing to take a weight hit, I’d just grab a KRG bravo.

Are there currently any stocks/styles I should be looking at? Mesa precision, McMillan or manners all seem like they have some solid options but there’s a lot out there.
Manners EHT is a great option if you like the ergos of the OEM stock. You'll also save about 100g in weight, and more if you swap to the factory plastic bottom "metal' and mags
 
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If you like a chassis there is this:

I know you are concerned about weight with the KRG Bravo, however, I run one that's sitting at 18ish LBS. I live in California so, no suppressor for me. I do have a 26" MTU barrel. When I had a stock 20" barrel I came in at 13 - 14 LBS.

They have a ton of accessories that would add weight as well as lots of empty compartments that you can fill with stick-on tire weights or pistol projectiles to add weight and balance. Another positive is has an option to come AICS magazine ready.
 

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If you like a chassis there is this:

if I go with a pure chassis, this would be my pick. Seems to be really light comparable and I do like the looks. However I found that my ARs get freezing in during winter coyote hunts and would like to stay away from the metal. Maybe for another build
 

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Manners EHT is a great option if you like the ergos of the OEM stock. You'll also save about 100g in weight, and more if you swap to the factory plastic bottom "metal' and mags
thank you for the recommendation. I will look into it. I like the CTR grip angle of being vertical but not purely vertical, if that makes sense. Easier to take off hand or awkward shots while hunting
 

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I know you are concerned about weight with the KRG Bravo, however, I run one that's sitting at 18ish LBS. I live in California so, no suppressor for me. I do have a 26" MTU barrel. When I had a stock 20" barrel I came in at 13 - 14 LBS.

They have a ton of accessories that would add weight as well as lots of empty compartments that you can fill with stick-on tire weights or pistol projectiles to add weight and balance. Another positive is has an option to come AICS magazine ready.
I think he's looking to NOT add weight.
 
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my smith had to do a relief cut in mine. mine's a T3. I didn't care about the factory barrel anyways. extremely happy with the finished product. D821FD9B-6E5B-454E-BCE8-2BD6BB8E0D9C_jpeg.jpg
 
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Got it, thanks for responding. I figured it was going to be similar to the Remage.

I see it split roughly 50/50 on taking factory barrels off...any experience?
I put my barreled action barrel down in a vise and soaked it with kroil for about 2 weeks. It came loose with an inside action wrench, the kroil was 3/4 of the way into the threads. My CTR that had over 2500 rounds on it had to be cut off.

I have one barrel nut barrel on my CTR and shouldered barrels with flats on my match rifle. I like the shouldered barrels with the flats better. I can swap barrels without taking the action out of the stock and I don't have to remove my scope. Preferred Barrel Blanks offers shouldered and nut style prefits and you can add flats on the barrel for $20. I am tempted to try a shouldered 6GT barrel form them with the flats.
 
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This has been stated before and is one of the mistakes people make.
Putting to much clamping force on the action wrench compresses the action threads into the barrel threads and makes it harder to remove the barrel.
All that is needed is to tighten the action wrench just enough to not have any movement of the jaws against the action to keep it from marring the action.
I did this the first barrel I tried to remove and could not budge it.
I loosened the action wrench just enough to hold the action without the jaws moving and it spun right off without a single mark on the action....I've removed several now doing this with no problems at all.
What wrench are you using?
 

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I’m looking at upgrading my CTR stock. Overall I like the angles of it and I put a triad stock pack on to get the proper cheek rise. Just don’t like the plastic feeling...

This is a 20” CTR that I use for 50% bench shooting and 50% hunting with a good bit of hiking. Gun currently weighs 10.5 pounds and will be 11.5 pounds when my suppressor is freed. I don’t want to add anymore weight than this. I also don’t need it to be super adjustable since I actually like the triad stock lack a lot. If I was willing to take a weight hit, I’d just grab a KRG bravo.

Are there currently any stocks/styles I should be looking at? Mesa precision, McMillan or manners all seem like they have some solid options but there’s a lot out there.
The German Gun Stock Ranger weighs 2.4 lbs and has great ergonomics. Has an aluminum mini-chassis so no bedding is needed.1-15-20 Phone Pics 2516.jpg
 

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I’m looking at upgrading my CTR stock. Overall I like the angles of it and I put a triad stock pack on to get the proper cheek rise. Just don’t like the plastic feeling...

This is a 20” CTR that I use for 50% bench shooting and 50% hunting with a good bit of hiking. Gun currently weighs 10.5 pounds and will be 11.5 pounds when my suppressor is freed. I don’t want to add anymore weight than this. I also don’t need it to be super adjustable since I actually like the triad stock lack a lot. If I was willing to take a weight hit, I’d just grab a KRG bravo.

Are there currently any stocks/styles I should be looking at? Mesa precision, McMillan or manners all seem like they have some solid options but there’s a lot out there.
I was going through the same process. I went with a KRG Bravo. After a couple months I decided I didn’t care for the chassis. I sold it and picked up a McMillan A 3 with edge fill. That’s a much better fit for a hunting gun in my opinion. Also I switched the bottom metal to Mountain tactical with the factory plastic mags. This saves around 7 oz.

All up weight will be a shade over 9# with a Vortex LHT in Seekins rings. I am using a MT tactical rail and have an ASR break on the front. Sub 10# with my Omega on the front.
 
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I thought about the 308 back and forth before I bought my Tikka, ammo and components are every and the cheapest besides the 223.
Then decided I want the extra range and got me a 6.5 CM, which I´m struggling eversince.

The next barrel will 98% be a 308.
There aint nothing wrong in 308, still military caliber, and great choice for overall for hunting.
Barrel life is also very long :)
 

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I applaud your decision.

A .308 will never let you allow yourself a man bun, capris, or v-necks.

Post your usual excellent pictures when you receive & install the Ensio.

What twist/length are you getting?
Yeah, oldschool rocks :)
It´s the factory ctr barrel i send to the guys.
Straight fluting and matt blued after the gun smith job.
I sure will send some shots, after i receive it from the Ensi Firearms
 

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Does anyone have a line on Sterk bolt handles? Alternatives? I'm having a little difficulty finding them in stock. I was working the rifle, just trying to get used to how it handles, and it occurred to me that it would be nice if the bolt knob were swept back just a bit.
 

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Does anyone have a line on Sterk bolt handles? Alternatives? I'm having a little difficulty finding them in stock. I was working the rifle, just trying to get used to how it handles, and it occurred to me that it would be nice if the bolt knob were swept back just a bit.
Best to order directly from Sterk. He will chime in with info. Well worth the wait. But if that’s not possible Anarchy Outdoors has a larger swept back handle as well for the Tikkas. Less subtle. I think for use in winter with thick gloves or for a large paw mammal it may be a good fit.
 

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Does anyone have a line on Sterk bolt handles? Alternatives? I'm having a little difficulty finding them in stock. I was working the rifle, just trying to get used to how it handles, and it occurred to me that it would be nice if the bolt knob were swept back just a bit.
The last lot was done in March, the next lot is in production right now, so shouldn't be long.
 
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if I go with a pure chassis, this would be my pick. Seems to be really light comparable and I do like the looks. However I found that my ARs get freezing in during winter coyote hunts and would like to stay away from the metal. Maybe for another build
There are some other stocks here that you might consider:


A lot of these will be a tad heavier than your retail CTR stock but a bit lighter than the KRG Bravo. The iota Kremlin for example, is 2.5 lb with option for a CTR inlet.
 
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I applaud your decision.

A .308 will never let you allow yourself a man bun, capris, or v-necks.

Post your usual excellent pictures when you receive & install the Ensio.

What twist/length are you getting?
You misunderstand. .308 is now vintage, like vinyl, manual transitions, and pour over coffee. 6.5 creed is way too mainstream these days. .308 is now manbun central.
 
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Question for you Tikka T3X CTR 20" owners with KRG Bravo chassis. What is the overall length from barrel to buttpad? I'm asking to get an idea of the smallest soft case I can get away with.
 

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Question for you Tikka T3X CTR 20" owners with KRG Bravo chassis. What is the overall length from barrel to buttpad? I'm asking to get an idea of the smallest soft case I can get away with.
40" with all the spacers in the stock.
 
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Re the measurment of the Bravo and CTR. I have the Varmint model with the 23 3/4" barrel and subtracked 3 3/4" to get 40". I got to thinking the CTR has a flash hider? If so add the length of the muzzle device to the 40"! Sorry about that.
 

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Re the measurment of the Bravo and CTR. I have the Varmint model with the 23 3/4" barrel and subtracked 3 3/4" to get 40". I got to thinking the CTR has a flash hider? If so add the length of the muzzle device to the 40"! Sorry about that.
The CTR has no muzzle device. Just threads and a protector. I needed the dimensions to find a somewhat discreet case to carry to and from my vehicle as I now live in an apartment.
 

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I've got s soft side Fender guitar case that is 44 inches long that would be stealthy. Mine came with my Strat but they have got to be cheap on their own.
 
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Tikka T3X CTR 24" 6.5 creedmoor 1 in 8 twist
KRG Bravo stock with 5rd AICS pattern mag
Harris S-BRM 6-9 bipod
Area 419 20 MOA rail
American Rifle Company M10 high 1.26" 34mm rings
Athlon Cronus BTR 4.5-29x56 with Sunshade
Butler Creek scope caps
Vortex bubble level
Rain
Nice 👌🏻
 

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Guys using the KRG Bravo... is the cheek piece knob removeable? I’m a lefty, wondering how (or if) that would interfere with my face.
Also, anybody recently do a LH conversion on a Bravo?
 

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Guys using the KRG Bravo... is the cheek piece knob removeable? I’m a lefty, wondering how (or if) that would interfere with my face.
Also, anybody recently do a LH conversion on a Bravo?
How presumptuous and privileged of you? How do you know it's not your face that's interfering with the knob?

JK I have no idea 😂
 

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Re the measurment of the Bravo and CTR. I have the Varmint model with the 23 3/4" barrel and subtracked 3 3/4" to get 40". I got to thinking the CTR has a flash hider? If so add the length of the muzzle device to the 40"! Sorry about that.
CTR has a threaded muzzle & thread protector, the Tac A1 has a muzzle brake.
You’re not far off.
 

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View attachment 7344699

Tikka T3X CTR 24" 6.5 creedmoor 1 in 8 twist
KRG Bravo stock with 5rd AICS pattern mag
Harris S-BRM 6-9 bipod
Area 419 20 MOA rail
American Rifle Company M10 high 1.26" 34mm rings
Athlon Cronus BTR 4.5-29x56 with Sunshade
Butler Creek scope caps
Vortex bubble level
Rain
All it needs now it needs a sponge camo paint job on the stock...
 
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