20" Tikka Varmint .223

Feb 20, 2017
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I know they had a 20" option for the old T3s, maybe even a threaded 20". I am correct in thinking this? The exact gun I want is a t3 varmint with a 20" 1:8 in 223. Does anyone know if they still make a 20" and if threading is an option? All I see is the 23.7" barrels, I'm pretty sure the sporter can be had with a 20 but since I'll be changing stocks I'd rather save the $ and go with a Varmint, I've also seen something called a T3 scout on gunbroker that looks to have a 20".
Anybody know?
 
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Sounds like what I'm probably gonna end up doing.
What is the story with the Scout? How old of a model is it? I've never heard of one until I saw one on gunbroker, sucks they got rid of it. Wish they made a .223 CTR, don't want to spring for the Tactical.
 

GGK

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Sounds like what I'm probably gonna end up doing.
What is the story with the Scout? How old of a model is it? I've never heard of one until I saw one on gunbroker, sucks they got rid of it. Wish they made a .223 CTR, don't want to spring for the Tactical.
I have a t3x varmint in an MPA. Couldn't think of a better combo.
 

pineoak

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I have a T3x Varmint .223 and it threaded just fine. I like the factory stock for my ergos personally.

I think for a non-magnum round the Tikka action in any chassis would be comparable to a semi-custom.
 
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Found a blued T3x varmint at Whittaker Guns. 23.4” barrel. Going to have it chopped and threaded for my Ultra 7.
Now to find some mags that allow longer than 2.30” COAL....
 

260284

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Found a blued T3x varmint at Whittaker Guns. 23.4” barrel. Going to have it chopped and threaded for my Ultra 7.
Now to find some mags that allow longer than 2.30” COAL....
I have CDI bottom metal on my varmint and I am using the MDT AICS mags. I had to fit/file them to clear the bolt, but they feed really smooth now. Confirmed my dope from 500-800 and it is a hammer. 75 ELDM at 2995 fps.
 

GGK

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I am using Nammo brass, CCI 450's, and a healthy dose of H4895 loaded to 2.49" COAL. My barrel is factory length that I had threaded and am using a Harvester. No recoil to speak of. Tempted to shoot a match with it.

Did they throat it when they threaded it? That is a pretty long COAL.
 
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I have CDI bottom metal on my varmint and I am using the MDT AICS mags. I had to fit/file them to clear the bolt, but they feed really smooth now. Confirmed my dope from 500-800 and it is a hammer. 75 ELDM at 2995 fps.
Did you send the stock to CDI or do the inletting yourself? Would like to use MDT poly or AM metal mags. Thanks!
 
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