Tikka T3 Thread

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Put my first 50 rounds through the new IBI barrel yesterday. This is a 10 shot group of rounds 31-40. Those 3 little guys? Dont worry about those 3 little guys. 7 rounds into 1/2". Those "flyers" are the result of 30 mph kansas wind shaking the truck and breaking my target stand too. Barrel needs some settling in but is starting to show its colors and tightening things up very quickly as it does


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This T3 varmint 260rem in now on the Ensio Firearms gunsmith.
That 24" barrel will be took 2" off and it will have spiral fluted.
Then it will go to rest of that rear stock and pistol grip in to a Ceramet on to a M05 camo cerakoting.
Man, i bet it will be a bad ass.
Barrel and action will stay on black cerakote, so that all my rigs would not have the same look.T5.JPG
 

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    Update day! Purple orange Santa came today.

    Tikka JRTXB482 lefty stainless t3x lite 6.5 creed

    Vortex razor 2 4.5-27x56 7c mil in vortex precision rings (used off the hide)

    Murphy tactical 20moa titanium rail (just cause I could)

    RRS sc-lr, RRS atlas adapter spacer, Atlas CAL gen 2 no dye with Atlas spike feet (thanks @Kasey)

    New part
    KRG whiskey 3 with arca rail. Krg branded accurate mags.

    Note: bolt handle isn't all the way down. Will have to make a slot for the bolt handle on the correct side.

    Weight with everything listed above with empty mag 14.8lbs.

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    chutinlead

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    I've got a tikka build coming together and picking the last of the parts.

    T3X Lite veil cerakote long action
    Carbon 6 7SAUM 18" prefit
    Anarchy swept bolt handle
    Lumley intermediate CF bolt knob
    Talley Lightweight Rings
    Probably a Vortex Razor LHT

    Deciding between waiting for the MDT HNT26 chassis or trying the Grayboe Phoenix I just stumbled across. Clearly a price difference, but it narrows some once you add mountain tactical bottom metal to the Grayboe.

    Anyone have any comment, suggestions, or something similar with photos?

    Grayboe is working on a tikka specific mold so the bottom metal fits right so I've got a little time to decide on my stock choice.
     

    khuber84

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    I've got a tikka build coming together and picking the last of the parts.

    T3X Lite veil cerakote long action
    Carbon 6 7SAUM 18" prefit
    Anarchy swept bolt handle
    Lumley intermediate CF bolt knob
    Talley Lightweight Rings
    Probably a Vortex Razor LHT

    Deciding between waiting for the MDT HNT26 chassis or trying the Grayboe Phoenix I just stumbled across. Clearly a price difference, but it narrows some once you add mountain tactical bottom metal to the Grayboe.

    Anyone have any comment, suggestions, or something similar with photos?

    Grayboe is working on a tikka specific mold so the bottom metal fits right so I've got a little time to decide on my stock choice.
    I have a phoneix, there is a lot of flex in the forend, not very rigid unfortunately. Other than that I like everything about the stock. I also have an xlr magnesium in a Tikka long action, it's a good chassis. Supposedly manners has a new mini chassis in the eh1T(ikka) that accent factory magazines. That may be an option.
     

    chutinlead

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    I have a phoneix, there is a lot of flex in the forend, not very rigid unfortunately. Other than that I like everything about the stock. I also have an xlr magnesium in a Tikka long action, it's a good chassis. Supposedly manners has a new mini chassis in the eh1T(ikka) that accent factory magazines. That may be an option.
    Do you think the flex in the forend is from the lack of a hard carbon fiber shell? Is it worse than a factory stock?

    I am just going to play the waiting game as it seems there are some cool new options coming for tikka owners this spring/summer. I'm not crazy about the manners, but like you said, it's another option.
     

    khuber84

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    Do you think the flex in the forend is from the lack of a hard carbon fiber shell? Is it worse than a factory stock?

    I am just going to play the waiting game as it seems there are some cool new options coming for tikka owners this spring/summer. I'm not crazy about the manners, but like you said, it's another option.

    I feel it's about the same as a factory tikka stock after it has been free floated. What I dont like the most is the loss of axial rigidity. Say you're going to adjust the can't your bipod by twisting the grip of your stock, there is a LOT of flex here. Part of this is from the bipod to pic, pic to m-lok, mlok to stock connections, too many stacked tolerances.
     

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    Anybody have a Bell and Carlson stock on their CTR? Looking for a stock in the future and I like the look of their tactical/competition line vs a KRG bravo type.
    I have a modified M40 style my CTR is sunk into. Post #9546 Not really samesies but it is still a pretty nice stock. The tactical/comp stock is likely a pretty good affordable stock.
     

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    for all those who own a tikka t3. and want to upgrade.
    I purchased one and researched stocks and the up grades it got real expensive fast.
    I found a tikka 6.5 credmoor TAC A1 for 1700.00 new at Cabels. could not beat the price or the options.
    all steel construction folding stock rock solid, flared mag, takes 10 round mags, AR furniture. All I had to do is bolt on my 20 MOA mount, vortex viper PST 6-25 X50 gen 2 scope and atlas bipod and get to work.
    I sighten in at 300 yds. 1to 1.5 MOA. Then went out to Talkeekna and was invited to shoot with PRS last of the season competition. NEW to long range they were all helpful and got me out to 1000yds on steel. I did alright prone, but the other positions were challenging 400 yds ground hogs, plate spiners at 600 yds, crouched, bent over positions, then over and through tires. A DAY I WILL NEVER FORGET.
    I ENDED UP SELL MY FIRST TIKKA WITH OUT FIRING A SINGLE SHOT.