Does anyone have rear bag recommendations for the Tikka in a KRG Bravo? The traditional Caldwell I've been using is not that great.
I finally got my SK ammo from Midway.
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I also sorted a box of Federal Auto Match by weight to see if it makes a difference. All rounds fell into one of the 4 weight categories: 51.2, 51.5, 51.7, and 51.9 grain. I read that you're supposed to measure the rim thickness as well but that was too much work.
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Looking forward to testing again but I'll have to wait 2 weeks before I can get back out to the range.
I have a whole bunch of rear bags and the ones I find I use the most are the two cheap ones I have from Midway. I bought three. One large cylinder shape, one small cylinder shape and one rectangle. I believe they were between $8 Andrew $15 each. The smaller cylinder is my favorite and the large cylinder is my sons favorite. They are well constructed and have nice Velcro handles that come on pretty handy. I should also add that I use an old sock filled with rice just as much as those bags though. The good old sock with rice or filled with airsoft beads works just as well or better than any of the commercial bags I have used.Does anyone have rear bag recommendations for the Tikka in a KRG Bravo? The traditional Caldwell I've been using is not that great.
Good job! What ammo are you shooting? I love the nrl22 matches every month.I did my first NRL22 competition today. I did a practice match previously, but this was my first official NRL22, and I finished 3 out of 7. Not that great, but a lot of learnings! Had issues where parallax wasn't set correctly, I set it in some general area where 50/75/100 would be in focus and I was alternating strong and weak side, so I was missing right on a stage on my weak side since I haven't ever practiced that very well. And then I'm also just bad at standing shooting... need to practice that. All the prone stages (not weak side) I did fine. Learned to basically do everything with holdovers. zero at 25, aim a teensy high at 50. 1mil at 75, and 2mil at 100.
All the stages I didn't feel using cheaper ammo hindered me. The targets were never small enough. 1/4" @ 25 I made every hit.
We did do one stage using the NRL22 scoring ring, which maybe having a tighter shooting ammo would've helped. I need to find an ammo with the same BC/Velocity just lower quality. I am thinking maybe Eley Club and Eley Match would be my pairing combo. SK+ and SK RM would be another pairing combo, but RM never shot well out of my rifle.
I then came home and printed out a NRL22 practice guide. I am pretty sure I know what I need to work on... though oops, now that I'm reading it, that top right target was supposed to be on a barricade. I did unsupported standing/kneeling, it was really hard... I did standing/kneeling barricade for the bottom set of squares though, that one I don't have a problem with.
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I'm shooting Eley Target. It performs more or less the same as SK+ for me, but I couldn't stand all that oily feeling when loading SK ammo and need to remember to bring a rag with me to wipe my fingers. In terms of prone 100 yards. Eley Target/SK+ gets me around 1" @ 100 yards. Eley Tenex gets me around .7" Though for NRL22, the targets are always 1.5-2" at 100 yards so I don't really need to shoot anything expensive.Good job! What ammo are you shooting? I love the nrl22 matches every month.
All good, I was just curious. I shoot sk rifle match. I've never tried the eley. The bullet lube doesn't bother me though. Good shooting!!I'm shooting Eley Target. It performs more or less the same as SK+ for me, but I couldn't stand all that oily feeling when loading SK ammo and need to remember to bring a rag with me to wipe my fingers. In terms of prone 100 yards. Eley Target/SK+ gets me around 1" @ 100 yards. Eley Tenex gets me around .7" Though for NRL22, the targets are always 1.5-2" at 100 yards so I don't really need to shoot anything expensive.
I know a lot of people who shoot SK Rifle Match, I maybe should give it another shot. I ordered a brick of SK Long Range Match, and it is shooting horrible through my rifle, worse than SK+. I haven't tried enough boxes of SK Rifle Match though, I should give it another try.All good, I was just curious. I shoot sk rifle match. I've never tried the eley. The bullet lube doesn't bother me though. Good shooting!!
That's awesome! The T3 and T1 bolt handles are not interchangeable.First, thanks go out to everyone for the great T1X info in this thread.
Really considered the CZ 475 AT-ONE or the MTR Varmint over the T1X in the beginning. Locally the CZ’s are pretty rare though. Found a 17 HMR version of the AT-ONE and I really wasn’t impressed with the feel. Seemed to be quite a bit more of my own work (and parts) to get it up to the Tikka stock level.
Ultimately I picked up my T1X from Scheels in Johnstown, CO this past Friday (they had multiple in stock). Intent is to have the first version of my trainer rifle build complete for next Sundsy’s range day. Bravo chassis will need to wait a bit though.
For the first version of the rifle, I ordered the vertical grip, wide fore end, 3 mags and the T3X butt pad from Beretta. Paid the extra shipping to have everything delivered this coming Tuesday. Found the 419 15 MOA rail on Amazon - should be here Tuesday too.
Installed and epoxied in the fore end picatinny rail yesterday, then mounted my spare Larue Harris bipod and removed the plastic bedding block so now the barrel is fully free floated. I have a spare Vortex PST G2 5x25 FFP for the rifle, though with the long sunshade, it looks a bit goofy - we’ll see if it stays.
Also dropped the trigger pull weight down to ~1/4 turn above the bottom of the travel as it has a bit better feel. Trigger spring replacement will follow, but my best guess is that it is about ~2 pounds or so.
Unsure about which bolt handle to go with, so I’ll leave it stock for now. Does anyone know if the T3X bolt knob is a direct replacement on the T1X? I’ve read through this complete thread and haven’t seen anyone comment directly on that topic.
Like everyone else, I too look for a heavier barrel and am very curious about the 10/22 barrel usage. Hopefully there’ll be a manufacturer that will build them for us.
I’ll post a pic after all the parts are installed. More to come after I shoot it next Sunday.
I have not seen the 16” models (TF17512A138B28B) listed in the US, only theHave there been any of the 16" barrels available?
I've been following the thread and I think I will be getting a t1x soon but want to keep it relatively short suppressed
Thanks for the targetsYeh it's so interesting what ammo works and not works. Using Eley Tenex with the flat nosed tip, I get probably 1 FTE / 20 rounds where the casing spins and is stuck in the chamber. Luckily I've only shot this practicing groups, not in a match.
I shot through rotating magazines of Eley Target yesterday, another 100 rounds, and 0 FTE/FTF so that's good. My match went really smooth and my bolt cycling feels wonderful. A few vudoo people were interested in the T1X. One thing to note with using a lot of Eley ammo is that waxy coating builds up in the action. Hasn't affected anything that I can tell shooting, but I do need to clean it up.
@jharms80439 the T1X and T3X use entirely different bolt handles. They're connected very differently. Sterk makes a swept back handle for both the T3X and the T1X so you can get the same ergo across both rifles. I bought both of them for my rifles and absolutely love them.
@rwatson708 attached the pdf for the practice.
My 10/22 custom match won't hand extract rounds from CCI SV. Apparently it's normal that tight match barrels can have issues with certain brands of ammo and different sized rimfire casings. VQ on their site talks about this with certain match barrels and possible issues. Now that's around the 10/22 bolt, maybe doesn't pertain at all with bolt actions.I had very few issues when breaking in my rifle. I spent one afternoon and put 500rds through it of CCI SV and cheap Federal. Very few issues there. This was all done in the KRG Bravo.
The majority of my issues are with SK + as this is what I have about 3k rounds of and it shoots well out of my CZ455. Also, the 455 has not had a single feeding issue now matter the ammo or how dirty.
I dig the accuracy of my T1X but I don’t want to own a rifle that can’t feed what I want to feed it.
Pretty sure that was me.My T1X and mags have been at Beretta about a week now - they estimate 3-6 weeks for their service to go through it.
Met a guy at a match yesterday having the same feed problems with his T1X and he said he just dumps the mag and puts another in and continues to pew pew pew. He was using Center X ammo - so no quality issues there.
In the mean time I'm back to my 10/22 that I shot yesterday. I has the Green Mountain heavy barrel, Kidd bolt, charge handle, and a Magpul stock to show up tomorrow that will be going on it. The Green Mountain barrel will not always extract live rounds - they checked and said the tolerances are tight and where they should be. It does shoot really well.
Good to know!That's awesome! The T3 and T1 bolt handles are not interchangeable.
I got my scope rail from DIP, I had a great experience with them as well. I'm close to getting a sterk handle for mine......Good to know!
I ordered my T1X bolt handle this weekend from DIP, Inc. Had an issue with billing v. shipping address via their website, so I left my shipping address in the comments. Received the updated invoice from them this morning. Looks like I'll have the bolt handle in hand for this Sunday's shoot!
Great service & communication from DIP too!
Same my rail is from DIP. Bolt from Sterk. I really like the swept back handle a whole lot.I got my scope rail from DIP, I had a great experience with them as well. I'm close to getting a sterk handle for mine......