Tikka T3 Thread

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Does the ARCA rail negatively effect holding the forend? Doesn't look like it'd be comfortable to grip off hand or positional shooting.
It’s a picatinny, chosen for that very reason. I don’t think a full length arca would be very comfortable on the game warden
 

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Are there any chassis out there for the Tikka T3 rifle, that uses the factory mags?


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I can wholeheartedly recommend the vision chassis. Made in Norway with 7075 T651 Aluminium.
Good ergonomics, adjustability and a full ARCA-rail on the foreend.

I have a 6,5CM CTR in one of their chassis with the competition foreend. Ive added the folding mechanism, a vertical grip from MDT and topped it off with a Kahles K624i in RAL 8000 with MSR reticle.

Vision Chassis (skytterlinken.com)
 

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Now I just need to wait for stainless lites to ever come back in stock. That will give me plenty of time to pick a caliber... 223,22-250, or 243? I’m set up to load all 3. 223 is the most economical choice. But that’s pretty well handled by my gas gun. 22-250 is fun, and an 8 twist would be neat but I will be stuck with 5rds in an ai mag. 243 it’s one of my favorite calibers but is pretty big for shooting predators close..
 
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Now I just need to wait for stainless lites to ever come back in stock. That will give me plenty of time to pick a caliber... 223,22-250, or 243? I’m set up to load all 3. 223 is the most economical choice. But that’s pretty well handled by my gas gun. 22-250 is fun, and an 8 twist would be neat but I will be stuck with 5rds in an ai mag. 243 it’s one of my favorite calibers but is pretty big for shooting predators close..
I’d give scheels a call wherever your willing to drive. They had a ton of tikkas last time I was there. And they will price match
 

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I’d give scheels a call wherever your willing to drive. They had a ton of tikkas last time I was there. And they will price match
Where is this? I've been waiting for a backorder for over a month and I'm getting impatient.
 

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I got a t3x lite in 300 wsm a couple days ago for a fair price, I haven't seen them for sale at normal online retailers on a while... For whatever that's worth.
 
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Where do y'all look for used rifles? I'm looking for a Tikka t3 ctr in stainless 24inch barrel. Can't seem to find that anywhere.

Looking to jump on this tikka train!
 

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    Where do y'all look for used rifles? I'm looking for a Tikka t3 ctr in stainless 24inch barrel. Can't seem to find that anywhere.

    Looking to jump on this tikka train!
    I found a receiver on LRH and here i believe and picked one up. Then got the bolt stop and rail from mountain tactical and am going to grab a bolt from LRI as soon as they're available. If you're wanting to stick with steel preferred barrels, McGowen, Proof, and CarbonSix offer prefits at a decent price. You'd have a custom barreled action for almost what you'd pay for a new CTR and it's really easy to find Tikka pull of parts if you need a stock.

    Trigger would be only hard part to source.
     
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    Where do y'all look for used rifles? I'm looking for a Tikka t3 ctr in stainless 24inch barrel. Can't seem to find that anywhere.

    Looking to jump on this tikka train!
    In my opinion / experience the spread between new and used Tikkas is pretty small. I always peruse used guns... and then just end up buying new.
     
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    Fuck, they do rape us in Finland:cry:.
    This shop is usually cheapest in Finland.
    Do compare the price in US price, and these rifles are made in Finland.

    You pay about the same price we pay in New Zealand. Considering the T3 is the most popular rifle sold here you'd think the Importer would get some sort of bulk discount.
     
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    In my opinion / experience the spread between new and used Tikkas is pretty small. I always peruse used guns... and then just end up buying new.

    I did the same. Hard to find tikkas for sale and if you do they aren’t cheap enough, in my opinion, to buy over a new rifle. I ended up buying a T3 and stripping everything but the action and trigger. Just easier than searching forever.
     

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    I picked up a brand new T3x 308 lite stainless on Gunbroker few months back for 610 if your patient they show up. If ur not you’ll have to pay up that’s all.
     

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    Fuck, they do rape us in Finland:cry:.
    This shop is usually cheapest in Finland.
    Do compare the price in US price, and these rifles are made in Finland.

    should check out aussie pricing, some items even come with anal lube :ROFLMAO:

    my t3x varmint set me back nearly $1600 from memory, and that was over 3 years ago. today just over $1700.

    ctr here is just under $2000
     
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    Depending on regulations I wonder if you guys could order from Canada. Id heard somewhere that it’s easier to get things from here for you than the US. A T3x Lite is around $1000 CAD for reference.
     

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    Does anyone know if the roughtech or the veil alpine Tikka has thicker barrel than the lite?
     

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    I am looking at that Roughtech as a light precision rifle. Anybody shooting one?
    I already have the Tikka Lite Stainless. Very accurate. Odd since there is no aluminum bedding at all.
     

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    I just installed my T3X into a KRG Bravo. I needed 2 1/2 inch long 5mm hex bit for the front action screw and my torque wrench which was a little bit too wide to insert a shorter bit thru the hole in stock. I was not able to measure torque on the upper 4mm hex that snugs up the stock to receiver because my scope was in the way. Just used a regular hex wrench and guessed at torque. Is there such a thing as a hex wrench with a dog leg in it to get around the scope?
     

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    I just installed my T3X into a KRG Bravo. I needed 2 1/2 inch long 5mm hex bit for the front action screw and my torque wrench which was a little bit too wide to insert a shorter bit thru the hole in stock. I was not able to measure torque on the upper 4mm hex that snugs up the stock to receiver because my scope was in the way. Just used a regular hex wrench and guessed at torque. Is there such a thing as a hex wrench with a dog leg in it to get around the scope?

    Not that I'm aware. I torqued that rear screw before mounting the scope. Nice rifle.
     

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    I just installed my T3X into a KRG Bravo. I needed 2 1/2 inch long 5mm hex bit for the front action screw and my torque wrench which was a little bit too wide to insert a shorter bit thru the hole in stock. I was not able to measure torque on the upper 4mm hex that snugs up the stock to receiver because my scope was in the way. Just used a regular hex wrench and guessed at torque. Is there such a thing as a hex wrench with a dog leg in it to get around the scope?

    Remove the scope, torque that screw, then reinstall the scope is what i do. I also remove the plastic forend when I need to remove the chassis

    Edit: if I'm completely stripping the rifle im not worried about a little bit of lost zero on the scope. That said, I run rings that tend not to put me outside a tenth or so when I remove the scope, but ymmv
     

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    Anyone have their t3x action cerakoted? Is the coating thin enough to do the inside of the action too? Any preferable alternatives to cerakote?

    You could try vapour deposition treatment. Its used for lots of anti corrosion surface coating, its really thin, kind of like anodising for other metals. You can get various coatings & colours to suit your preference including wear resistance etc. No idea of the cost.
     

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    I feel like the t3 is loose enough tolerance wise that cerakote wouldn’t be an issue. If done right it’s not an issue with custom actions. I plan on T coating mine. I usually defer to DLC which is Vapor deposition. It’s very slick but expensive. My tempest is DLCd as is our SR3 i had built for dad. They’re both extremely slick more so than my nitride 737r honestly.
     
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    I've Cerakoted dozens of Tikkas, I've had no clearance issues coating the inside of the action as well and using microslick on the bolt, ejector pin and extractor.
     

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    I scored big time today! I got tired of waiting for the backorder with EuroOptic so I found one on gunbroker from a place called Kinsey's Outdoors in Mount Joy PA and went and picked it up.

    One question I have is I thought I read here this thing has a 2 stage trigger? This rifle only has a single stage trigger. It breaks nice and I can probably get used to it but I always prefer a 2 stage. Is there any options for triggers? 20210103_153654.jpg20210103_153915.jpg20210103_153928.jpg
     

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    I scored big time today! I got tired of waiting for the backorder with EuroOptic so I found one on gunbroker from a place called Kinsey's Outdoors in Mount Joy PA and went and picked it up.

    One question I have is I thought I read here this thing has a 2 stage trigger? This rifle only has a single stage trigger. It breaks nice and I can probably get used to it but I always prefer a 2 stage. Is there any options for triggers? View attachment 7518919View attachment 7518921View attachment 7518922

    KRG makes a 2 stage. I haven’t shot a Tikka with the KRG Trigger in it however.

     
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    I scored big time today! I got tired of waiting for the backorder with EuroOptic so I found one on gunbroker from a place called Kinsey's Outdoors in Mount Joy PA and went and picked it up.

    One question I have is I thought I read here this thing has a 2 stage trigger? This rifle only has a single stage trigger. It breaks nice and I can probably get used to it but I always prefer a 2 stage. Is there any options for triggers?

    I think only the Tac A1 comes with the 2 stage trigger. You could always swap it out for a Timney
     

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    louu,

    You were in my neck of the woods. Kinsey's is one of my regular shops. 20 min away. You will love the Tikka
     
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    It functions just fine....but may have to widen trigger guard its too narrow in a lite....but the bravo stock is suppose to be a drop in....
    The OEM CTR bottom metal requires clearancing for a KRG Midas trigger.
    A Bravo is drop in as is an ACC chassis.
    Been there, done that.
    I’ll order another Midas for my T1X shortly.
     
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    I scored big time today! I got tired of waiting for the backorder with EuroOptic so I found one on gunbroker from a place called Kinsey's Outdoors in Mount Joy PA and went and picked it up.

    One question I have is I thought I read here this thing has a 2 stage trigger? This rifle only has a single stage trigger. It breaks nice and I can probably get used to it but I always prefer a 2 stage. Is there any options for triggers?

    Nice! But you misunderstood, as said above only the TAC A1 has the 2 stage. The KRG Midas (I never seem to see them in stock, but dont look often) and the Timney are both 2 stage.
     
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    The OEM CTR bottom metal requires clearancing for a KRG Midas trigger.
    A Bravo is drop in as is an ACC chassis.
    Been there, done that.
    I’ll order another Midas for my T1X shortly.

    you like the Midas over the standard YoDave Trigger spring?
     

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    you like the Midas over the standard YoDave Trigger spring?

    for $ 10 ( I bought an Anarchy Outdoors Spring ) it's a good upgrade if you can't get the trigger light enough with the OEM spring.
    Tough to argue the "Bang for the Buck" factor there, especially if you're ordering other stuff from there.
    I like two stage triggers, and have them in most of my other rifles, if it's a reasonable option.
     
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    Is anyone using a KRG Midas trigger in an MPA Matrix Chassis?

    I want to make sure the Midas will fit in the Matrix before I purchase it.

    Thanks
     

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    louu,

    You were in my neck of the woods. Kinsey's is one of my regular shops. 20 min away. You will love the Tikka
    That place is awesome, everyone that works there is so nice. Can't wait to go back.
     

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    Trop gun shop is just down the road from Kinsey's. Not what they used to be but still a good shop. You can check them out as well. Depending on where you're coming from I'd also recommend Shydas in Lebanon. Especially for powders and other reloading supplies. They always seem to have my stuff when I need it. Even H4350. If you're going to be in the area you might as well make a day of it.
     
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    Nothing on the Tikka website yet but quite a few vendors have posted the 6.5 PRC

    Just google any of these numbers and you will find them.
    JRTXVA319
    JRTXRT319
    JRTXVW319


     
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