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Tikka T3 Thread

Anyone have a Super Varmint? I want a 6.5 PRC, and apparently this is the only option if I want a beefier barrel, at least in the states.
How's the stock? Any reason I can't run a KRGB?
The cerakote job decent?
The 0moa rail worth keeping?


They're abt $400 over a basic ctr, but the cerakote is worth $200 for sure.
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Picture of mine. Shoots sub 0,5 MOA 5 shots/100m.
Would buy again. The stock is from PSE.

Cheers
 
Is the structure of the stock like a regular ctr stock or beefier?
It’s stronger with more internal bracing. I have a SV. I actually quite like the stock. No reason for me to switch it out.

I used to have a Bergara Permier with a Grayboe Terrain stock, which I believe is fiberglass. I think the SV stock is almost as good. (I know there are nicer stocks than the Grayboe)
 
It’s stronger with more internal bracing. I have a SV. I actually quite like the stock. No reason for me to switch it out.

I used to have a Bergara Permier with a Grayboe Terrain stock, which I believe is fiberglass. I think the SV stock is almost as good. (I know there are nicer stocks than the Grayboe)

That's good to hear! With current prices of everything I suppose $1500 is fair for a SV.
 
Thinking about getting a 20" 308 CTR. Has anyone seen an accuracy or consistency difference between the standard and stainless models?
 
Thinking about getting a 20" 308 CTR. Has anyone seen an accuracy or consistency difference between the standard and stainless models?
I have both. No difference. Every CTR i’ve shot has been awesome. You're gonna lose about 100+fps compared to the 24”. If i was in the market again, I’d be getting the longer barrel.

Also, the finish on the ‘standard’ CTR is not blued, like on the Lite models. It’s a matte sprayed-on finish, like on the TacA1
 
I have both. No difference. Every CTR i’ve shot has been awesome. You're gonna lose about 100+fps compared to the 24”. If i was in the market again, I’d be getting the longer barrel.

Also, the finish on the ‘standard’ CTR is not blued, like on the Lite models. It’s a matte sprayed-on finish, like on the TacA1
I've been away from the game for some years and just looking to dip my toe back in. There's no shortage of options in the 1-2k market and Tikka was a solid choice years ago so it makes sense to go back and take a closer look especially for the money. A flip of the coin between the standard & SS by the sounds of it then. I don't think I "need" a Tac A1 but it is tempting with EuroOptic having them on sale.....
 
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I've been away from the game for some years and just looking to dip my toe back in. There's no shortage of options in the 1-2k market and Tikka was a solid choice years ago so it makes sense to go back and take a closer look especially for the money. A flip of the coin between the standard & SS by the sounds of it then. I don't think I "need" a Tac A1 but it is tempting with EuroOptic having them on sale.....
Oh no, you do need a TAC A1 :p this is snipershide bad influence goes with the territory. Plus they're badass.
 
I've been away from the game for some years and just looking to dip my toe back in. There's no shortage of options in the 1-2k market and Tikka was a solid choice years ago so it makes sense to go back and take a closer look especially for the money. A flip of the coin between the standard & SS by the sounds of it then. I don't think I "need" a Tac A1 but it is tempting with EuroOptic having them on sale.....
A ctr in a bravo chassis is a hell of a rifle. I have a TacA1 but my favorite rifle is my 24” 223 ctr in a manners eh1tk. You can’t go wrong with a tikka
 
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Anyone have a Super Varmint? I want a 6.5 PRC, and apparently this is the only option if I want a beefier barrel, at least in the states.
How's the stock? Any reason I can't run a KRGB?
The cerakote job decent?
The 0moa rail worth keeping?


They're abt $400 over a basic ctr, but the cerakote is worth $200 for sure.
The Super Varmint has a two stage trigger.

Great option for those who want that.
 
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Thinking about getting a 20" 308 CTR. Has anyone seen an accuracy or consistency difference between the standard and stainless models?
Without a doubt I'd prefer the stainless. Just easier in the long run. Sick of carbon barrels rusting, even after one day hunting in wet conditions... results in a brown patch. The stainless does not have to be treated as carefully. I bought two 308 20" CTR's shortly after each other. One was brand new out the box, the other was used at a Sako gun dealer show day at a range and fired a couple hundred rounds that day without cleaning before I received it.
Same box of Hornady 168 match , one rifle chronoed at 2600fps, the other at 2604fps av. Both shot about the same group size. Both rifles sitting in carbon fibre stocks. Well impressed with these Tikka 308 barrels.

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Afternoon,
Looking at installing a break on a Tikka T3x, sporting barrel, 30-06, my brother ordered a stock which will help a bunch with taming this monster , but he is looking for a break,, any ideas out there Tikka Men???, and anybody else… Thanks, Charlie112
 
Afternoon,
Looking at installing a break on a Tikka T3x, sporting barrel, 30-06, my brother ordered a stock which will help a bunch with taming this monster , but he is looking for a break,, any ideas out there Tikka Men???, and anybody else… Thanks, Charlie112

Gonna need more info on the rifle, but given that it’s a 30-06 it’s probably a sporter profile barrel, and I don’t think there’s enough meat on there to have it threaded/install a brake.
 
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Gonna need more info on the rifle, but given that it’s a 30-06 it’s probably a sporter profile barrel, and I don’t think there’s enough meat on there to have it threaded/install a brake.
Tbac cb face mount brake on my t3x lite barrel. Sent to them for threading. Muzzle face used as shoulder. 9/16-24 thread.
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Probably not the best brake but it mounts my ultra 7 fine.

Edit: corrected thread pitch. I grind 9/16-18 unjef threads at work on aerospace parts and put the wrong one down.
 
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Tbac cb on my t3x lite barrel. Sent to them for threading. Muzzle face used as shoulder. 9/16-18 thread.
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Probably not the best brake but it mounts my ultra 7 fine.

.30 cal bore size as well?

I guess you might find someone to do it but either way there’s gonna be very little material there. It could work I guess but it wouldn’t give me great confidence either way.
 
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.30 cal bore size as well?

I guess you might find someone to do it but either way there’s gonna be very little material there. It could work I guess but it wouldn’t give me great confidence either way.
Correction. 9/16-24. Edited above as well.

6.5 creed. According to thunderbeast thread chart and other respected gunsmiths here they don't recommend less than 0.100" from minor diameter to groove diameter. 9/16-24 minor 0.512" and 30 cal 0.308" groove diameter. 0.102" wall thickness.

"1/2-28 threads are too small for .30 caliber. There is not enough metal between the bore grooves and the thread root diameter.
For 6.5mm (0.264") up to .30 caliber, we recommend a minimum of 9/16-24 threads.
If your barrel does not support the minimum dimension "D" in the diagram, we have a "FACE MOUNT" brake that "may" work for your rifle. Please call for details."


From this page.
 
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Gonna need more info on the rifle, but given that it’s a 30-06 it’s probably a sporter profile barrel, and I don’t think there’s enough meat on there to have it threaded/install a brake.
Yes, the not enough meat for threading was on my mind, it is a sporter profile, it looks like Lefty Jason has been there,, I am not sure he will want to ship it,, let me talk with him and see what he wants to do, Thanks to All !!!!
.30 cal bore size as well?

I guess you might find someone to do it but either way there’s gonna be very little material there. It could work I guess but it wouldn’t give me great confidence either way.
This project might be a tuff nut!!
 
Yes, the not enough meat for threading was on my mind, it is a sporter profile, it looks like Lefty Jason has been there,, I am not sure he will want to ship it,, let me talk with him and see what he wants to do, Thanks to All !!!!
This project might be a tuff nut!!
Could also contact @bohem (patriot valley arms) to see if he would make a face mount version of some of his brakes.
 
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Anyone happen to know if a standard Rem Varmint profile barrel will fit in a CTR stock? I’m assuming some relief from the barrel channel would be needed at a minimum, just not sure how much.
 
Anyone happen to know if a standard Rem Varmint profile barrel will fit in a CTR stock? I’m assuming some relief from the barrel channel would be needed at a minimum, just not sure how much.
Ctr is very close to light palma, rem varm is more a short shank med palma. It'll be tight, but won't require a lot of fitment work.
 
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Does the CRT stock have a different barrel channel contour than the Tikka Varmint stock ?
I’m in the process of getting a Remington Varmint barrel contour installed on a T3 action and I’m planning on using a Tikka Super Varmint Stock . I just assumed that it will fit without to many issues.
 
Does the CRT stock have a different barrel channel contour than the Tikka Varmint stock ?
I’m in the process of getting a Remington Varmint barrel contour installed on a T3 action and I’m planning on using a Tikka Super Varmint Stock . I just assumed that it will fit without to many issues.

Yes, different dimensions. Rem Varmint barrel should be very close if not already free floated in the Tikka Varmint stock.

CTR stock will definitely require some fitting after getting a chance to look at it, but not a terrible amount.
 
Could also contact @bohem (patriot valley arms) to see if he would make a face mount version of some of his brakes.
It's not something we currently make but I could. They would require timing by a machinist/gunsmith if we were to do that, but I do have some 9/16-24 brakes in 30 cal for self timing already.
 
It's not something we currently make but I could. They would require timing by a machinist/gunsmith if we were to do that, but I do have some 9/16-24 brakes in 30 cal for self timing already.
Figured they would have to be machinist/ gunsmith installed.

The problem that some of us run into is the muzzle is too small for the shoulder of the 9/16-24.

My t3x lite barrel measurements.
Legend: .dia {distance from muzzle} (barrel length)
.616 {0} (24.33)
.620 {1.358} (23)
.630 {2.57} (21.75)
.640 {3.81} (20.5)
.650 {5.05} (19.25)
.660 {6.27} (18.06)
Recommended od for 9/16 shoulder .662 {6.625} (17.7)
0.673 {8.08} (16.25)Beyond this point has to be registered as an SBR
At front of tupperware 0.711 {13.33} (11)
Recommended od for 5/8 0.725 {15} (9.33)
 
Figured they would have to be machinist/ gunsmith installed.

The problem that some of us run into is the muzzle is too small for the shoulder of the 9/16-24.

My t3x lite barrel measurements.
Legend: .dia {distance from muzzle} (barrel length)
.616 {0} (24.33)
.620 {1.358} (23)
.630 {2.57} (21.75)
.640 {3.81} (20.5)
.650 {5.05} (19.25)
.660 {6.27} (18.06)
Recommended od for 9/16 shoulder .662 {6.625} (17.7)
0.673 {8.08} (16.25)Beyond this point has to be registered as an SBR
At front of tupperware 0.711 {13.33} (11)
Recommended od for 5/8 0.725 {15} (9.33)
I have contemplated making "blend in" brakes for a while but the requests are few and far between on them because so many folks want to assemble themselves (totally understandable). This may be a niche market but if we had a a handful of maybe 25-50 orders for them I would make a run of about 100 and stick the extras on the shelf to serve the super light market.
 
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I have a t3x lite that was cut to 20” and threaded 5/8-24. I bought it from someone else who used it suppressed without issue. At the time I just wanted a shorter barrel to run a brake. I put a few precision washers and an Area 419 hellfire match on the non existent shoulder and it’s worked fine.

Now I have a suppressor that should be released any day and that makes me nervous. It will also mount to the area 419 muzzle adapter. I’ll use an alignment rod and see if it’s set right.
 
Anyone know of anywhere that has a pre-fit (shouldered or barrel nut) 8 or 7 twist 243 barrel in stock for a T3x Lite??

My Search-Fu is failing me.

All the vendors here on the Hide can make them, but I'm trying to salvage hunting season and widdle down my Black Friday list early.

Thanks in advance.
 
Anyone know of anywhere that has a pre-fit (shouldered or barrel nut) 8 or 7 twist 243 barrel in stock for a T3x Lite??

My Search-Fu is failing me.

All the vendors here on the Hide can make them, but I'm trying to salvage hunting season and widdle down my Black Friday list early.

Thanks in advance.
I looked hard and long for the same. Ended up ordering one from Straight Jacket Armory. 6-10 week wait. It's winter, 14F outside so I'm good.
 
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Anyone have a KRG chassis in sako green that they sponge painted? Looking for some inspiration, specifically for the sako green color since that'll be the base color.

I've got an x-ray on the way and plan to paint in before dropping the action in. Curious to see the color combos anyone else may have done.

Cheers!
 
Anyone have a KRG chassis in sako green that they sponge painted? Looking for some inspiration, specifically for the sako green color since that'll be the base color.

I've got an x-ray on the way and plan to paint in before dropping the action in. Curious to see the color combos anyone else may have done.

Cheers!

Not a perfect comparison, but this was an ODG Ridgeback that I did a while back. Probably would have picked some brown/tan supplemental colors in hindsight, but it turned out fine.

Sako green would definitely be a little more vibrant - could probably turn it down a little with some black “overspray” first before sponging.

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Just curious, how does this stock carry, I have been on “solid” stocks my whole life, just wondering how this preforms, I take it no sling?? Thanks for posting pic, Charlie112
Mine feels great, it's an MDT chassis with an A3 Tactical folding stock. I just finished putting it together last night, going to zero it on Friday and hopefully get some predator hunting at night these next few days while away for white tail.

My hot take is well made, points and handles well, not too heavy. Mag Release sucks, mag well is way too tight (using mdt mags as well), and the thumb rest slot they cut in it is a total waste. I'm probably going to put the chassis on my 3 axis and cut off what I don't need quite frankly.
 
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I have a Tikka set up as a switch barrel rifle. Two proof carbon barrels and one proof steel barrel. I have been completely disassembling Rifle when swapping barrels. i mount the steel portion of the barrel near the action in the barrel Vise. I torque to 80 pounds using a quality torque wrench.

It struck me that I could shorten and drastically speed up the process if I don’t remove scope and stock and simply clamp the barrel midway in the barrel vise. I anticipate swapping barrels 10 or 15 times during the course of their life. Will this harm a proof carbon barrel? I know it’s common practice with steel barrels on many other switch rifle combinations.

Yes I have reached out to proof customer service for their input. And I anticipate it will be conservative based on litigious considerations. Looking for experienced input from anyone who’s been down this road
 
Ok. Need some help. Just purchase this barreled action from another member.
has anyone ever seen a step down barrel contour like the one on this barrel on a Tac A1?
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