Tikka T3 Thread

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It's a dream to use.
The weight forward combined with action is perfect.
Recoil is minimal, and feels like a crisp "tap" to your shoulder.
What scope is that on your rifle?
It's a Strike Eagle 5-25x56 MRad. I was this close to a $1200 Athlon and got this on sale at Dicks and they even gave me an extra $100 off because I was polite when I talked to them for clarification of if it was MOA or MRad (they couldn't tell). I paid $529. Couldn't say no to that.
 
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It's a Strike Eagle 5-25x56 MRad. I was this close to a $1200 Athlon and got this on sale at Dicks and they even gave me an extra $100 off because I was polite when I talked to them for clarification of if it was MOA or MRad (they couldn't tell). I paid $529. Couldn't say no to that.
Milliradians is a good choice.
Easier in metric.👍
 
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    Milliradians is a good choice.
    Easier in metric.👍
    Easier in everything.

    1mil = 1 'unit' @ 1000 'units'.

    Insert whatever the heck you want into 'unit'.

    Light years, miles, yards, thousandths, inches, squirrel balls, car length, shoe length, hair diameter, Lowlight height, dick length, etc.
     

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    I’ve got a Tikka T3 Varmint in 223. After dry firing, the bolt has a ton of resistance to open it. Anyone else have this issue?
     

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    I’ve got a Tikka T3 Varmint in 223. After dry firing, the bolt has a ton of resistance to open it. Anyone else have this issue?
    Have you shot other bolt actions with shorter throws? With a shorter throw bolt action you have to cam the lugs over a shorter angle and thus requires more force. So the throw would feel stiffer than a 90* gun.
     
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    Anyone have the weight of the stock Tac A1 Chassis?
    Trying to figure out if I should get the xlr magnesium Chassis.
     

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    Anyone have the weight of the stock Tac A1 Chassis?
    Trying to figure out if I should get the xlr magnesium Chassis.
    Check out the new MDT HNT26 Chassis system if you are wanting lightweight.

     

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    I can only shoot up to 350 yards on winter on this sand pit.
    Though, 400 is max in summer.
    I wish i had longer range to shoot, but there are none.
    My friend family own this place, and one other pit where hi lives, there i can go up to 800, but only in summer and when
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    Check out the new MDT HNT26 Chassis system if you are wanting lightweight.

    Are there any 3rd options for a tikka long action in MDTs chassis? They are apparently a custom 3.560" mag. This would be my first choice of stock for a lightweight 7Saum build if they had a flush lightweight mag
     

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    I’ve got a Tikka T3 Varmint in 223. After dry firing, the bolt has a ton of resistance to open it. Anyone else have this issue?
    Remove and inspect the inside of your bolt shroud. Mine is starting to take some material off on the inside. A small amount of bolt grease has helped. *I am not a gunsmith so maybe someone with a lot more knowledge could chime in.
     

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    Remove and inspect the inside of your bolt shroud. Mine is starting to take some material off on the inside. A small amount of bolt grease has helped. *I am not a gunsmith so maybe someone with a lot more knowledge could chime in.
    Thanks for the info. I’ll give that a look.
     

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    TSR-1 308 win 175 grain SMKs.
     

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    Or get this hand guard with the bipod built in.



    Replying to an old post here, but has anyone used the BLK LBL forend on their TAC A1?

    Apologies if this has been discussed, but the search results feature is returning a string of broken links for me at the moment ...
     

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    Replying to an old post here, but has anyone used the BLK LBL forend on their TAC A1?

    Apologies if this has been discussed, but the search results feature is returning a string of broken links for me at the moment ...
    Don't really remember it being discussed much. I haven't used one or seen one in person myself.

    The company seems like a good one from what I've seen and they seem to keep innovating. Saw this video on one they did for the mdr by inrangetv.

    Personally I would prefer a dedicated bipod with a good mount. I've got an atlas bipod with the really right stuff lever release and it does great. Another benefit is it can be moved to any of my other guns that have arca or picatinny.

    Go with any quality oem not knockoff bipod on a good mount and you will do great. Harris at the lowest. Atlas, thunderbeast, cyke, elite iron, or the like just go for what you want.
     

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    Re GRS Bifrost stock, I cut away the lower inlet for an AICS mag bottom metal, just a trim really, then drilled the action bolt holes to allow me to press fit alloy reinforcements for the stock screws & used my stainless set from the old stock. Its snug as snug can be 👍
     
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    Easier in everything.

    1mil = 1 'unit' @ 1000 'units'.

    Insert whatever the heck you want into 'unit'.

    Light years, miles, yards, thousandths, inches, squirrel balls, car length, shoe length, hair diameter, Lowlight height, dick length, etc.
    Err insert 1m at 1000m angle is a Milliradian. Milli being the metric term for 1000th. As in 1000mm in a metre, 1000m in a Kilometer.
     

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    Err insert 1m at 1000m angle is a Milliradian. Milli being the metric term for 1000th. As in 1000mm in a metre, 1000m in a Kilometer.
    Most here already know that mils works with metric units. I was intentionally not inserting meters in that list. It works with everything since it is an angular measurement.
     

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    Most here already know that mils works with metric units. I was intentionally not inserting meters in that list. It works with everything since it is an angular measurement.
    Doh, sorry I missed the humour, thought it was facetious knocking of the system. Apologies
     
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    Just added a 26” heavy contour prefit in 6.5 CM from International Barrels to the Tikka T3x Tac A1

    Other spec:
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    Harry_19,

    My factory 6.5 CM barrel on my T3X TAC A1 is getting a little long in the tooth and I'll be looking to replace it soon. Does the barrel nut from International Barrels fit under the collar which the handguard attaches to? I haven't recently taken the handguard off to measure the inner diameter of that collar but I'm trying to figure out the max diameter of the barrel shank that I can use. Or if I can use a barrel nut.

    BTW, nice looking rifle. Did you have to modify the MDT vertical grip in any way to get it to work on the Tikka chassis?

    Thanks.
     
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    Harry_19,

    My factory 6.5 CM barrel on my T3X TAC A1 is getting a little long in the tooth and I'll be looking to replace it soon. Does the barrel nut from International Barrels fit under the collar which the handguard attaches to? I haven't recently taken the handguard off to measure the inner diameter of that collar but I'm trying to figure out the max diameter of the barrel shank that I can use. Or if I can use a barrel nut.

    BTW, nice looking rifle. Did you have to modify the MDT vertical grip in any way to get it to work on the Tikka chassis?

    Thanks.
    Just get a shouldered prefit. No need to go barrel nut if you don't want to.
     

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    LeftyJason: With a name like that I am assuming your left handed? I am too lazy to go back and look at all your threads so will just ask if you are using a lighter weight stock for your LH Tac A1 .
     

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    LeftyJason: With a name like that I am assuming your left handed? I am too lazy to go back and look at all your threads so will just ask if you are using a lighter weight stock for your LH Tac A1 .
    Yes I am left handed.

    I went with the lite stainless in 6.5 creed. I wanted stainless on the action. Will upgrade the barrel later. Going to be ordering a KRG whiskey 3 in SAKO green in the very near future. Been working crazy overtime. 40hrs of 1.5x pay this last paycheck.

    Here it is as it sits now.
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    Razor 2 4.5-27 7c mrad
    Vortex rings and caps
    Murphy precision titanium 20moa rail
    Atlas cal no dye with atlas spike bare finish
    Rrs Sc-lr and adapter
     

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    Check out the new MDT HNT26 Chassis system if you are wanting lightweight.

    Thanks nice system but for $1499 with folding stock I think I’ll just backorder a Sig Cross
     
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    Yes I am left handed.

    I went with the lite stainless in 6.5 creed. I wanted stainless on the action. Will upgrade the barrel later. Going to be ordering a KRG whiskey 3 in SAKO green in the very near future. Been working crazy overtime. 40hrs of 1.5x pay this last paycheck.

    Here it is as it sits now.
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    Razor 2 4.5-27 7c mrad
    Vortex rings and caps
    Murphy precision titanium 20moa rail
    Atlas cal no dye with atlas spike bare finish
    Rrs Sc-lr and adapter
    Nice rig.👍
     
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    Anyone know what stock this is? I would ask him but the post was from 2017 lol.
     

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    Hi guys,
    after long time i have just finished and tested my little project to make tikka more "accurate". so i added a new barrel and make it multical (308 win barrel primary, 6,5 cm as secondary). i think it will be very good medal harvester at competition's :)
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    and some harris bipod ( i looking for something new like fortmaier).
    Target 4 round on 300 m with my ammo.

    but back to the bipod, any recomend to good and stable one ?
     

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    Harry_19,

    My factory 6.5 CM barrel on my T3X TAC A1 is getting a little long in the tooth and I'll be looking to replace it soon. Does the barrel nut from International Barrels fit under the collar which the handguard attaches to? I haven't recently taken the handguard off to measure the inner diameter of that collar but I'm trying to figure out the max diameter of the barrel shank that I can use. Or if I can use a barrel nut.

    BTW, nice looking rifle. Did you have to modify the MDT vertical grip in any way to get it to work on the Tikka chassis?

    Thanks.
    I sent the rifle to IBI to have the prefit installed as they hadn’t done one on a Tac A1. They said that they just had to increase the ID of the collar by about 1/4” to clear the barrel nut.

    The MDT vertical grip ships with a SAE bolt that is longer than the M6-1.0 bolt that is in the stock Tikka grip. I just had to get a metric bolt of the same length to get the MDT grip to fit.
     

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    Tikka owners are "fanboys" for a reason.
    For the price, they deliver bloody good results.
    The major chassis builders are adding Tikka compatible parts to their inventory.
    Top selling rifle here in Western Australia, my local gun shop sells 3-8 more Tikka's for every other brand available.
     

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    Tikka owners are "fanboys" for a reason.
    For the price, they deliver bloody good results.
    The major chassis builders are adding Tikka compatible parts to their inventory.
    Top selling rifle here in Western Australia, my local gun shop sells 3-8 more Tikka's for every other brand available.
    My 7mm-08 and a suppressor will shoot .4 inch groups with factory eldx hornady ammo. Cant really beat that.
     
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    Just rebarreled my 6.5CM 24" CTR to a 20" IBI barrel, was hell and a half to get the barrel off, bit the bullet and relief cut it and it came off no problem. Pay not mind to the brake, it is acting in place of a thread protector only.
     

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    Yes I am left handed.

    I went with the lite stainless in 6.5 creed. I wanted stainless on the action. Will upgrade the barrel later. Going to be ordering a KRG whiskey 3 in SAKO green in the very near future. Been working crazy overtime. 40hrs of 1.5x pay this last paycheck.

    Here it is as it sits now.

    Razor 2 4.5-27 7c mrad
    Vortex rings and caps
    Murphy precision titanium 20moa rail
    Atlas cal no dye with atlas spike bare finish
    Rrs Sc-lr and adapter

    What rail section did you use on the front sling stud? I'd like to put a rail section on my OEM stock until I upgrade it, but most of the rail sections that I see are designed to attach to 2 front sling stud points.
     

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    What rail section did you use on the front sling stud? I'd like to put a rail section on my OEM stock until I upgrade it, but most of the rail sections that I see are designed to attach to 2 front sling stud points.

    Think I picked mine up from cabelas. I did that because knew it was only going to be temporary. Others have epoxies nuts inside the front so they can use a standard pic rail.

    In other news my KRG Whiskey chassis is supposed to be delivered today. Going to be a little til I can shoot it since I have to modify it lefty.
     

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    Think I picked mine up from cabelas. I did that because knew it was only going to be temporary. Others have epoxies nuts inside the front so they can use a standard pic rail.

    In other news my KRG Whiskey chassis is supposed to be delivered today. Going to be a little til I can shoot it since I have to modify it lefty.
    Nice, thanks! I'm in the same boat - just need a serviceable, temporary solution until I decide what stock I want to order (and wait out the 6-8 month leadtime that most of the vendors are quoting for stocks)
     
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