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Tikka T3 Thread

@HolyCity73
Don't aem5 or some other otter creek labs cans go back over the barrel?
Check dimensions off what you find in this thread.
 
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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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WHAT BARREL THAT IS?
Not from factory, or some one has done the muzzle thread afterwards, that is not made by TIKKA.
There is like a spigot done on lathe after the threads.
Profile of that barrel look like varmint, much thicker than TAC/CTR/UPR, those 3 has same profile barrel.
 
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WHAT BARREL THAT IS?
Not from factory, or some one has done the muzzle thread afterwards, that is not made by TIKKA.
There is like a spigot done on lathe after the threads.
Profile of that barrel look like varmint, much thicker than TAC/CTR/UPR, those 3 has same profile barrel.
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None of my tikkas have barrel markings like this. Thought it may be an early Gen TacA1
 
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None of my tikkas have barrel markings like this. Thought it may be an early Gen TacA1
That looks like Finnish proof marks. From 2022? Probably engraved by the proofing facility, not Tikka.

The thread reminds me of the "spigot" attachment for a can, that I have on a rifle. There are different metric sizes like 17x1 Spigot or 19x1 Spigot.
 
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Can a fellow Tikka enthusiast share some pictures as well as write a little about their experience with the Roughtech line of T3x's, specifically concerning:

- muzzle rise with the original brake
- if you replaced the brake and how easy/hard it is to remove it
- long range performance with the fluted barrel
- if groups start to open up once the barrel is warming up
- which velocities do you tend to get

I'm debating on a 6.5 CM 24.33" intended for a LR/hiking setup, and wanted to hear a little first hand experience from someone who has used it. For perspective, I have experience with CTR barrels in 6.5 CM 20" and 24" as well as heavy varmint aftermarket, so nothing light profile or fluted like the Roughtech. It will eventually be tossed into a McMillan stock. Also, is the Mountain Tactical replacement bottom metal and magazine combo worth the $ or is there another one that Tikka fans prefer? I am as most, also not a fan of the plastic...
Thanks!
 
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Does tikka make an ARC on a T3 action?

I’ve heard tikka isn’t making the 6mm creed as a factory offering because the EU version of SAAMI hasn’t “approved” it yet?
Tikka doesnt make boltface compatible with 220 russian (.444) or 416 Rigby (.590).
 
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Hey guys. I'm looking to hopefully get a definitive answer. Will the CTR bottom metal/mags work and function properly with my T3 Tactical (not T3X)? I'm looking to drop my barreled action into a CTR inletted McMillan stock. Some guys swear they've done it no problem, and some guys say "no way, the action has to be milled a bit for CTR mag clearance". I know I have to remove the retaining clip/spring and possibly open up the barrel channel a bit. Thanks in advance.
Photo of my T3 Tactical:
 

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Will the CTR bottom metal/mags work and function properly with my T3 Tactical (not T3X)?
No.There are some minor differences. The revised CTR BM relief as found on CTR plastic stock is the first (but minor in the big scheme of things), but second, and more importantly, is the notch to allow double-stack mags, which only on T3x actions. For some reason IIRC the .223 CTR Mag doesn't need the notch (?), but look into via search/google for more info.
 
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No. The CTR is longer, 2.92” vs the 308
Which is 2.810.

The tenth of an inch matters when the base of the brass is against the back of the mag.

It’s simple to remove the stop, file it down, and replace it.
 
Hey guys. I'm looking to hopefully get a definitive answer. Will the CTR bottom metal/mags work and function properly with my T3 Tactical (not T3X)? I'm looking to drop my barreled action into a CTR inletted McMillan stock. Some guys swear they've done it no problem, and some guys say "no way, the action has to be milled a bit for CTR mag clearance". I know I have to remove the retaining clip/spring and possibly open up the barrel channel a bit. Thanks in advance.
Photo of my T3 Tactical:
I just dropped my re-barreled T3 into a KRG Bravo stock set up for CTR mags. Absolutely no feeding problems. I too had read that the receiver needed to be machined for this to work. Don't believe everything you read is my take.
 
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^Thanks for that info. I guess another alternative is just to go with an aftermarket bottom metal that uses AICS pattern mags. No milling needed from what I'm told.
 
^Thanks for that info. I guess another alternative is just to go with an aftermarket bottom metal that uses AICS pattern mags. No milling needed from what I'm told.
That would be the best choice. We only have experience with Atlasworx AICS/CTR floorplate (careful there is also and older version that won't fit into CTR footprint). If the inlet is correct even the original action screws are the right length for the Atlasworx AICS/CTR. I am sure others will work but we have only used these so far. We have fitted hundreds of them.
https://atlasworxs.com/shop/atlaswo...aics-tikka-t3-t3x-ctr-compact-tactical-rifle/
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I'm wanting to get my wife something in .243 for Christmas. Is there a length of pull difference in the compact model vs. others or is it only the barrel length?

Thanks,

God bless America
 
Hi guys.
Do you know where Tikka is made?
If not, look your Tikka barrel :D
Now you can learn OG Finnish, a bit of twist of Karelian dialect.
I did with 2 of my friends a video, just playful competition with 3 different Tikka rifles
3 x 5 shot´s at 300-meters.
But it is not that every one shoot 3 x 5 by them own rifles, look the video and you see.
I am not sure can you call my Tikka as Tikka no more, only action is Tikka :ROFLMAO:
Video is 25-min long, so get your popcorns and beers, here it is.
Video headline, Tikat takoo tarkasti is about this in english, Tikkas hammers accurately.
 
Can a fellow Tikka enthusiast share some pictures as well as write a little about their experience with the Roughtech line of T3x's, specifically concerning:

- muzzle rise with the original brake
- if you replaced the brake and how easy/hard it is to remove it
- long range performance with the fluted barrel
- if groups start to open up once the barrel is warming up
- which velocities do you tend to get
Had a T3x Lite Roughtech 24” 6.5C with the fluted barrel. Fantastic rifle. Shot way better than it should have, even printing a few sub half MOA 5-shot groups out to 400y, and held up to 10-shot strings very well keeping them under 1 MOA. I didn’t shoot with the factory brake. It came off easily by hand. It was very slow though, 143 ELDX’s ~2550 if I recall correctly.

The plastic mags are perfect for a walking around gun. I’d go for the CTR mags over the AICS conversions, their compact size is great.
 
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Did anyone put a TAC A1 factory double stage trigger with the extra button to unload while safety is on into a CTR? Is there any kind of milling needed to fit that extra button?

Would like to have that feature on my hunting rifle. As well as the double stage function when wearing gloves in winter.

Absolutely happy with OEM trigger, so no need for a KRG Midas or something like that.

Thanks.
 
Originally, this was a Tikka Hunter in 300 WM. It took a tumble from a 4-wheeler, and the walnut stock didn't make it, so I upgraded to a Bell and Carlson stock. I painted the stock added a Razor LHT 3-15x42 MRAD recently, which beats my NX8 2.5-20x50 in eye relief.

I'm thinking of switching the barrel to a 7mm PRC using a Proof Research prefit. Down the road, I'm eyeing either a Mesa Precision stock or an MDT HNT26.

Show off your 7 PRC setups - need some inspiration!
 

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Anyone have any info on or have a Tikka Boar Hunter (short barrel with sights Cabelas exclusive) they would discuss with me? Please pm me
 
Shouldered prefit barrels. Any problems with headspace?

The reason I ask is I have two prefits ordered. Once from Preferred Barrel Blanks in .243 Win and another from Straight Jacket Armory in 6GT. Both of them M24 contour. I chose shouldered as I thought it was the easy way out.

Then I purchased a X-Caliber barrel from a member here on the Hide. 6.5 CM M24 24" with a barrel nut. After installing the barrel I question my decision to order the shouldered prefits.

I currently have threaded the 6.5CM on a SS T3 mounted in a KRG Bravo utilizing CTR magazines.

Unfortunately due to spinal surgery to remove a synovial cyst I am unable to try the new 6.5 barrel.
 
Shouldered prefit barrels. Any problems with headspace?

The reason I ask is I have two prefits ordered. Once from Preferred Barrel Blanks in .243 Win and another from Straight Jacket Armory in 6GT. Both of them M24 contour. I chose shouldered as I thought it was the easy way out.

Then I purchased a X-Caliber barrel from a member here on the Hide. 6.5 CM M24 24" with a barrel nut. After installing the barrel I question my decision to order the shouldered prefits.

I currently have threaded the 6.5CM on a SS T3 mounted in a KRG Bravo utilizing CTR magazines.

Unfortunately due to spinal surgery to remove a synovial cyst I am unable to try the new 6.5 barrel.
I have used both shouldered and barrel nut barrels on my Tikkas. It doesn't matter as long as they are chambered and headspaced correctly.
I locktighted the barrel nut on may carbon wrapped .284 Winchester barrel so that it's as the same as shouldered.
Remove the action off of barrel with a slip in action wrench and and spin the next barrel on, torque the action and start shooting.
 
I've probably switched ten or more factory Tikka barrels (i.e. "pre-fits") to other actions. The lettering never quite lines up, but the go and no-go gauges show proper headspace.

Pre-fits work fine, as do fully threaded with a nut. Tikka actions are remarkably uniform, that's why companies make pre-fits in the first place.
 
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Just catching up on this Chassis… so.. is this a CTR DROP IN??? In other words, I can just remove the factory stock and install my rifle in this Chassis…no fitting issues???? Thanks!!
These look like the end-user supplied parts you need to buy (+$310, +28oz).

 
These look like the end-user supplied parts you need to buy (+$310, +28oz).

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Just catching up on this Chassis… so.. is this a CTR DROP IN??? In other words, I can just remove the factory stock and install my rifle in this Chassis…no fitting issues???? Thanks!!
Yes, any t3x should fit. No fitting, ar buffer tube with whatever stock you prefer and uses ctr mags.
 
Just a few quick question to ask those that are still running the Factory CTR Stock .

What action screw torque setting are you tightening to ?
Has anyone played with different settings ?
Does anyone tighten the front screw more than the rear ?

PS - please don’t tell me how you set up your KRG or MDT chassis etc , that will just make me jealous .😀

I’m after advice for the Factory “ Plastic Fantastic “ CTR Stock .
 
Just a few quick question to ask those that are still running the Factory CTR Stock .

What action screw torque setting are you tightening to ?
Has anyone played with different settings ?
Does anyone tighten the front screw more than the rear ?

PS - please don’t tell me how you set up your KRG or MDT chassis etc , that will just make me jealous .😀

I’m after advice for the Factory “ Plastic Fantastic “ CTR Stock .
Tikka is 7NM for metal bottom metal, which the CTR in OEM configuration qualifies for. Most people I think are using 65 in/lb if runing US numbers. Plastic bottom metal rifles are lower, like 45.
 
WHAT BARREL THAT IS?
Not from factory, or some one has done the muzzle thread afterwards, that is not made by TIKKA.
There is like a spigot done on lathe after the threads.
Profile of that barrel look like varmint, much thicker than TAC/CTR/UPR, those 3 has same profile barrel.
Mystery solved.
Spoke to Beretta today.
Rifle is a TACa1. Barrel is from the factory. The contour is a military contract overrun. It was used due to a lack of materials. I was told that they sometimes have limitations on available parts so they use what’s there. The finish is more of a military finish. Yes, all factory. The markings are lasered versus stamped, which I was told is totally normal. The contour step down is to accommodate an over barrel suppressor.
The woman I spoke to said this happens from time to time as production deadlines must be met.
After the conversation regarding the pics of the barrel and finish, I was told that the rifle was made one year ago today.
All in all, pretty cool.
 

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