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@Massoud question on the tikka stock. I have a t3 bravo, and am getting a t1x 17hmr. Can I retrofit the t3 stock? Or so I need a whole new t1x bravo?
Lol this has been posted a few times now. Im currently using a t3 bravo on a t1x. You need to change how the trigger guard on the bravo mounts as the internal button head screw is in the way on the t1x magazine well. 2019052.jpg20190525_170902.jpg201905252.jpg68489905_10216416412616307_6836455799032643584_o.jpg
 
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Anyway you could pm the build specs. I can't get my jaw back up off the floor. MAN that is badass.

:p, thanks man.
That is a Tikka T3X CTR 260rem.
Sterk swept bolt handle and Atlasworx bolt shroud.
Ensio Firearms spiral fluted bolt and barrel.
KRG whiskey chassis, custom cerakoted with Finnish army M05 camo pattern.
Audere 2-piece rings.
ZCO 527 scope.
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ColeTac Metal phyton cover and 2 ammo holder.
Atlas CAL bipod with Boscabel titanium spiked feets.
 

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:p, thanks man.
That is a Tikka T3X CTR 260rem.
Sterk swept bolt handle and Atlasworx bolt shroud.
Ensio Firearms spiral fluted bolt and barrel.
KRG whiskey chassis, custom cerakoted with Finnish army M05 camo pattern.
Audere 2-piece rings.
ZCO 527 scope.
Ase Utra Sl5i suppressor.
ColeTac Metal phyton cover and 2 ammo holder.
Atlas CAL bipod with Boscabel titanium spiked feets.
Thanks bro. That is one sweet ass rifle.
 
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This is a rifle of mine I like a lot. I got a used T3X Varmint 223 off gunbroker that someone had cut back to about 21" and threaded. I dropped it in an MPA chasis and been shooting 1/2 MOA with Federal GM.
 

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    This is a rifle of mine I like a lot. I got a used T3X Varmint 223 off gunbroker that someone had cut back to about 21" and threaded. I dropped it in an MPA chasis and been shooting 1/2 MOA with Federal GM.

    What kind of velocity do you get out of that? I am considering chopping mine to 18-20" for hunting suppressed.
     

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    What kind of velocity do you get out of that? I am considering chopping mine to 18-20" for hunting suppressed.
    I'm close sea level and temps in the 80s I got 77g FGMM @ 2629 and 69g FGMM @ 2806 off a magnetospeed with Specwar 5.56 attached.
     

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    What kind of velocity do you get out of that? I am considering chopping mine to 18-20" for hunting suppressed.

    Fwiw Iv got 2900 with my 22” lite shooting 75/77s, this is reloading. Nodes ended up being 2750-2800 dependent on bullet. The stock barrel has a pretty tight throat leaving a lot of bullet in the case.

    Also on a side note. Took two deer in MT already this year with a 77tmk loaded to 2750 in my 223. Worked awesome. Will be carrying it for gun season while I continue to wait for my 6.5 CM tikka to come back with hopefully a good barrel this time.B0EF9AD1-281A-4F82-8D81-F8E672E4D5EC.jpeg

    This rifle shoots 77tmk better than anything Iv loaded in it. Not uncommon to put a 3/4” dot out for zero confirmation and put them all in there. Continues to be the gun I trust the most to put a shot where it needs to be within 500 yards.
     

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    I was going to start a separate thread but I’ll just ask here. I have a T3x lite in 223 that I plan to put in a bravo chassis, should I get the CTR bravo and use the new 223 mags or go AICS and use MDT mags? COAL isn’t super important to me but reliability is, I’d rather not pay the ridiculous price for CTR mags but I’ll suck it up if the MDT is inferior.
     

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    I was going to start a separate thread but I’ll just ask here. I have a T3x lite in 223 that I plan to put in a bravo chassis, should I get the CTR bravo and use the new 223 mags or go AICS and use MDT mags? COAL isn’t super important to me but reliability is, I’d rather not pay the ridiculous price for CTR mags but I’ll suck it up if the MDT is inferior.
    From what I've seen no problems with either. Mdt works. Ctr works. Magpul AICS? No.

    It's more personal preference.
     
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    I was going to start a separate thread but I’ll just ask here. I have a T3x lite in 223 that I plan to put in a bravo chassis, should I get the CTR bravo and use the new 223 mags or go AICS and use MDT mags? COAL isn’t super important to me but reliability is, I’d rather not pay the ridiculous price for CTR mags but I’ll suck it up if the MDT is inferior.

    I tend to like staying within universal standards where possible. Hence the aics. You would need to buy a new mag, but you can also sell the ctr.

    If you ever plan on getting a non tikka, or lets say another rifle in an x-ray or something and want the ability to swap around, for sure go aics
     
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    I tend to like staying within universal standards where possible. Hence the aics. You would need to buy a new mag, but you can also sell the ctr.

    If you ever plan on getting a non tikka, or lets say another rifle in an x-ray or something and want the ability to swap around, for sure go aics
    No ctr mag to sell. Says he has a lite.
     

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    Also beneficial for AICS if you ever need to borrow or lend a mag someday.

    Also doesnt look like anyone makes a 5 round ctr 223 magazine. Might matter for some activities.
     

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    I was going to start a separate thread but I’ll just ask here. I have a T3x lite in 223 that I plan to put in a bravo chassis, should I get the CTR bravo and use the new 223 mags or go AICS and use MDT mags? COAL isn’t super important to me but reliability is, I’d rather not pay the ridiculous price for CTR mags but I’ll suck it up if the MDT is inferior.
    Beretta is having their Fall Sale right now - up to 40% off. Just picked up several Tikka .223 CTR mags.

    FALL20 20% off $100
    FALL30 30% off $250
    FALL40 40% off $400

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    Has anyone tried running a Tikka in 223 AI with CTR 223 magazines? I’m considering it but would love to know if it will cause any feeding issues.

    I would also like to know if anyone has tried this, thinking of doing a 223ai build and running CTR mags but wondering how they feed. Anyone with feedback?
     

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    I would also like to know if anyone has tried this, thinking of doing a 223ai build and running CTR mags but wondering how they feed. Anyone with feedback?

    Not sure if it is caliber specific but my CTR mags, in 6.5, feed flawlessly in my TAC A1
     

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    I was going to start a separate thread but I’ll just ask here. I have a T3x lite in 223 that I plan to put in a bravo chassis, should I get the CTR bravo and use the new 223 mags or go AICS and use MDT mags? COAL isn’t super important to me but reliability is, I’d rather not pay the ridiculous price for CTR mags but I’ll suck it up if the MDT is inferior.

    I use the MDT poly AICS mags in my Tikka Varmint. I had to file down the feed lips to keep the bolt from dragging, but I have 3 and they feed great. Loaned one to a guy at a match that was shooting a Rem 700 and they worked fine in his rifle too.
     

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    Not sure if it is caliber specific but my CTR mags, in 6.5, feed flawlessly in my TAC A1

    Appreciate the info! But yes it’s kinda caliber specific, the 223ai has a bit different case specs than the standard 223 and sometimes has difficulty feeding out of mags without some modifications.
     

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    Ok Tikka experts... I have a question.

    I have a modified CTR 6.5 with a prefit heavy barrel and KRG chassis (not great for kids hunting). But am wanting to get a hunting rifle for the kids and want a 223 for range fun (223 not being my preferred kids hunting round). Thinking about buying a tikka 223 compact light (mainly for action, bolt, and compact LOP stock) then putting my old 6.5 ctr barrel on it, buy a new 308 bolt for it, and use the 223 bolt and barrel as a switch barrel set up for my rifle.

    have not run all the numbers on this but thinking this might be the way to go. My main issue is the light 223 barrel not working great for range shooting on my gun.

    Thoughts

    Am I better off just buying a prefit 223 and bolt for my rifle? and then a dedicated kids hunting rifle?
     

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    Thanks for the input, sounds like the MDT mags can be reliable in 223. That Fall sale looks good but of course I live in Canada and it isn't being done up here.
     

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    Ok Tikka experts... I have a question.

    I have a modified CTR 6.5 with a prefit heavy barrel and KRG chassis (not great for kids hunting). But am wanting to get a hunting rifle for the kids and want a 223 for range fun (223 not being my preferred kids hunting round). Thinking about buying a tikka 223 compact light (mainly for action, bolt, and compact LOP stock) then putting my old 6.5 ctr barrel on it, buy a new 308 bolt for it, and use the 223 bolt and barrel as a switch barrel set up for my rifle.

    have not run all the numbers on this but thinking this might be the way to go. My main issue is the light 223 barrel not working great for range shooting on my gun.

    Thoughts

    Am I better off just buying a prefit 223 and bolt for my rifle? and then a dedicated kids hunting rifle?
    Whatever you decide to do I would wait on buying the bolt for a little bit. LRI is supposed to be finishing up aftermarket Tikka bolts soon.
     
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    Hey guys I have my CTR in a MDT ACC currently but I like the feel of a stock better. I’m thinking of selling the ACC and picking up a KRG Bravo. Any of you Bravo owners out there able to tell me how you like them? Thanks for the info guys!
     

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    I have one on my Tikka T1X and love it. I also have a TAC A1 that I've been thinking of putting one on
     
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    Any issues with fitment of action to chassis? Any need to bed at all?
    Also, does bravo come with action screws? Probably a dumb question.
     

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    Hey guys I have my CTR in a MDT ACC currently but I like the feel of a stock better. I’m thinking of selling the ACC and picking up a KRG Bravo. Any of you Bravo owners out there able to tell me how you like them? Thanks for the info guys!
    I have both a Bravo and an AAC. I started out with my 6.5 CM CTR in the Bravo because the OEM stock didn’t fit right, even with a Triad Cheek riser. It was functional and shot well, but it just wasn’t “Right”. This barreled action got moved to the ACC in early 2019, so I bought a T3 in .223 a couple of months later to put in the Bravo.
    The bravo isn’t as adjustable as the ACC, so getting the bravo set up is more of a “Pretty Close, much better than the OEM stock” where as with the ACC and the vertical grip, you can adjust it to fit like that well broken in Lazy BoyRecliner.
    The ACC is a couple of pounds heavier than the Bravo, so if you’re going to be carrying the rifle long distances in mountainous terrain, the Bravo is probably a better choice.
     
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    Bravo is way better than the plastic stock that came with my CTR and T1x, but still doesnt feel 100% right to me. Think I'll be trying an ACC down the line.

    Also, Tim over at Solid Accuracy turned my T3X into a hammer. 26" Criterion bull barrel in .308, 10tw. Got some handloads to try out next, 175gr SMKs and 178gr Amax over Varget.

    Here's a pic of the rifle and a 300yd 4shot group with factory 175 FGMM.
     

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    Ok Tikka guru's I have a plan but have a question on if it will work.

    I'm setup for 308 and have been loading 308 for a little while now and don't want to jump into another caliber right now.

    So my plan is, buy a Tikka rifle in 308, practice, get it all figured out and when I get comfortable with it and ready I'll find and shoot a PRS match (there's none around here so when I go to one I really want to know what I'm doing).

    My question is, if I have a .308 Tikka, is the barrel the only thing I have to change to make it a 6.5 creedmoor?
     

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    Ok Tikka guru's I have a plan but have a question on if it will work.

    I'm setup for 308 and have been loading 308 for a little while now and don't want to jump into another caliber right now.

    So my plan is, buy a Tikka rifle in 308, practice, get it all figured out and when I get comfortable with it and ready I'll find and shoot a PRS match (there's none around here so when I go to one I really want to know what I'm doing).

    My question is, if I have a .308 Tikka, is the barrel the only thing I have to change to make it a 6.5 creedmoor?

    Yes, that is correct, bolt face and mags are the same.
     
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    Whatever you decide to do I would wait on buying the bolt for a little bit. LRI is supposed to be finishing up aftermarket Tikka bolts soon.

    Are there any further details about this? Tried the forum and google search and nothing turned up. Not the first time I've seen mention of this though.
     

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    Hunting rig (t3x superlight) is a shooter with the Hornady 162 eld-x in 7mag.

    My eyes aren’t great and this was shot with a SWFA 3-9 HD. Better than i expected.

    Hard to imagine a better value from the factory than a tikka.
     

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    Are there any further details about this? Tried the forum and google search and nothing turned up. Not the first time I've seen mention of this though.

    Here is what we have so far. I guess my forum search foo is better. It was posted by Chad himself so that narrows it down alot.
    Over the last couple years now we've had multiple (hundreds, thousands maybe) requests from the Tikka crowd to answer the need for two things:

    1. Sort out the ability to alter the bolt face on the T3.
    2. Offer OEM quality T3 replacement bolts.

    Well....that box is now being checked. A big ol truckload of steel is due to be delivered very soon so that the production growing pains can be sorted out. The bulk of the engineering work is already done.

    So, I hope you all were serious cause they are coming!

    Fall, 2020.
    We are hoping for fall of this year. I realize that's a bit vague, but a job like this isn't exactly trivial. My biggest issue is ensuring the proper procedures and processes are in place so that things work smoothly. As it moves forward we'll start working on a release date.

    C.
    Just heard from Longrifles Inc. Aparently aftermarket tikka bolts are off to heat treat, and will be ready to drop once they get back from that.

    Buckle up!
     
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    Hunting rig (t3x superlight) is a shooter with the Hornady 162 eld-x in 7mag.

    My eyes aren’t great and this was shot with a SWFA 3-9 HD. Better than i expected.

    Hard to imagine a better value from the factory than a tikka.
    My Lite 7Rm is a hammer with Berger 168 Classic Hunters!