Follow-up from my previous post. Preferred Barrel Blanks is now doing 20 cal barrels. They will do a prefit 20 Vartarg for a Tikka. Ordered.
I’m going to build a magazine holder that will allow my to fit a CZ527 221 Fireball magazine into the CTR mag well. The CZ mag will hold and feed the Fireball/VarTarg case properly, and the holder will allow it to locate and lock into the CTR magwell correctly. The Tikka T3x 223 bolt face will feed and eject the case properly. I think this project will produce a nice repeater. Goal is an accurate rifle between 223 and 22LR. CFE BLK powder, Lapua 221 Fireball brass, Sierra 32 and 39gr BlitzKings, 1:11” twist 22” barrel. Pics to follow in 2 months when the barrel arrives.
Does anyone know if you can get the Manners Compact Stock custom ordered for a Tikka? It is not an option on the web site. Would much rather go that way vs a boyds at one for a youth hunting rifle set up I am looking into.
Yep, I had one of those EH1s. The tang was indeed built up. Manners required the stock to the painted, not an exposed fiber finish.I think manners did the same with the eh1 as well cause they wouldn’t make me one any longer when I asked. Said the tikka tang required them to build up the back of the inlet.
I do hope they someday make a tikka eh1 again. Especially with the mini chassis. I’d be moving some hunting rifles over from mcmillan.
I know there's a stickied thread, but I'm away from home, and I can't measure. I have a T3X which I'm going to drop in a KRG Bravo, with a 20MOA Area419 base. What size rings should I be looking at with an Ares ETR (56mm objective lens, I believe the total diameter is 61mm)
@BigTimeMediocrity i think @MC56 is correct here due to the TAC being shorter than the ETR. I would go with 1” or 1.1”. If you have adjustable cheek piece then going to 1.5” will not hurt.I tried .92" 34mm PMR rings on a CTR with factory barrel and factory 0 MOA rail and my Midas Tac 5-25 56mm objective hit the barrel. They were too low. I'm now using 1.26" PMR rings and it gives me plenty of room for future scope caps even after rebarreling with a 1" bull barrel.
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.View attachment 7469910
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.
I have not heard good about the normal smk when it comes to terminal performance . I was initially very put off about shooting deer with my 223, but read how well the 77 tmk worked. When this season rolled around and my main rifle still being at the builder due to a bad barrel on the first go, I was stuck with 223 or carrying my match rifle. My tikka shot the 77 smk pretty well, but shoots the tmk even better. The tmk has a great BC as well. Only problem is you will likely need to reload for it, and some extra mag space is nice for it as well.How different is the SMK from the TMK? My 223 shoots 77 SMK bullets so accurate it's scary. I'm kinda curious about trying to take a deer with that rifle but not 100% sure. Having a 6.5CM and a 308, I rarely grab the 223.
i actually want this for a hunting application. even if the tac could be fit into an aftermarket hunting stock, that's getting pretty spendy at that point. t3x + threaded for can or brake + comb = perfect for me...I think we are in the same boat, and looks like the LH TAC 1 is about the best bang for the buck for us that were blessed
I don’t know? It’s the dark green Krylon camo paint. I just threw that on there because the factory stock was so damn slippery! The whole thing was set up in a rush.These two rifles look beautiful, great for taking on a hunt for sure.
I'm really interested in the suppressed rifle, curious what that color green is called.
How different is the SMK from the TMK? My 223 shoots 77 SMK bullets so accurate it's scary. I'm kinda curious about trying to take a deer with that rifle but not 100% sure. Having a 6.5CM and a 308, I rarely grab the 223.
I will answer what I can.Ok I give up, sorry to keep asking dumb questions. I've been searching for the last three days but ended up with more questions than answers.
I ordered my scope so thats my start. Now I need to figure out witch rifle to get.
I have a few questions about this rifle here https://www.eurooptic.com/JRTXE316-Tikka-Tikka-T3x-Lite-308-Win-SYN-224--barrel-MPN-JR.aspx
1. Can I just put a picatinny rail on top and mount my scope?
2. Is there 10 round mags available for it and witch ones are they? Is it the ctr mags?
3. If I get the urge will it fit in the MDT ACC chassis and use their mags?
4. Does anyplace still sell that rifle?
Ugh. I wish you hadn't posted that. I want an X-Ray even more now. Looks awesome man! Love the Sako green.
Is a T3 interchangeable with all the T3x stuff like sealing T3 into a Ctr stock from a T3x?