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Yeah, kinda the kicker. You’d break even or come out cheaper buying the rifle and selling the barrel, stock, mags, action, and trigger.
 

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Yeah, kinda the kicker. You’d break even or come out cheaper buying the rifle and selling the barrel, stock, mags, action, and trigger.
I may not even go the Tikka route. So far just looking at options. I really think highly of Tikkas as I've handled them and finger banged them and liked them. But I'll see soon enough what I come up with.
 

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I've been hella impressed with my CTR so far! I adjusted the stock trigger to it's lightest setting, and it's felt like a real nice aftermarket trigger ever since. Zero creep, and a clean, crisp break! I brought her by my LGS to see where it was, and was stoked to see it breaking very consistently!!
 

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where did you get that mlok quiver?
It´s a HopticUSA 2-ammo billet quiver.

 

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I've been lurking around for awhile now. Much appreciate the vast amount of information this forum has to offer. I attached a picture of groups from load dev. early last year with the 6.5cm CTR. Perhaps others will find some of that information useful.
 

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Hi. 24' Tikka CTR Barrel v. 27" Criterion 6mm cm. What do you folks think a factory Tikka 6.5 cm barrel with 350 rounds is worth?
I’ve bought 2 new no round count ctr barrels on here for $100 each shipped.
 
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I've been hella impressed with my CTR so far! I adjusted the stock trigger to it's lightest setting, and it's felt like a real nice aftermarket trigger ever since. Zero creep, and a clean, crisp break! I brought her by my LGS to see where it was, and was stoked to see it breaking very consistently!!
How do you like your Bravo chassis? Any feeding issues? I am waiting for MDT to release their new stock/chassis then I will decide between the two. Thanks
 
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How do you like your Bravo chassis? Any feeding issues? I am waiting for MDT to release their new stock/chassis then I will decide between the two. Thanks
No issues at all. I'm really happy overall with the stock. I'm glad I pulled the trigger on the Bravo
 

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Custom barrel is custom barrel.

Krieger 1/8 twist 24" barrel is about 66 f/s faster than Tikka T3X TAC A1 24" 1/8 twist barrel.
Lapua 123gr Scenar Vihtavuori N150 38,6gr.
Krieger 876,8 m/s 5 shot average.
Tikka TAC A1 857 m/s.

1 meter =
3.2808399 feet

Both rigs had same size and model Ase Utra Sl5i suppressors.
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How do you like your Bravo chassis? Any feeding issues? I am waiting for MDT to release their new stock/chassis then I will decide between the two. Thanks
I just switched from the factory Tikka CTR stock to the Bravo and it is a significant improvement in the ergonomics department. As far as the XRS is concerned (just based off the marketing imagery), it could be quite a bit spendier than the Bravo. From an aesthetic standpoint... well, I think the Bravo is the clear winner in that department.
 

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I just switched from the factory Tikka CTR stock to the Bravo and it is a significant improvement in the ergonomics department. As far as the XRS is concerned (just based off the marketing imagery), it could be quite a bit spendier than the Bravo. From an aesthetic standpoint... well, I think the Bravo is the clear winner in that department.
And you are still using the factory magazine with it?
How does that fit?
 

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I just switched from the factory Tikka CTR stock to the Bravo and it is a significant improvement in the ergonomics department. As far as the XRS is concerned (just based off the marketing imagery), it could be quite a bit spendier than the Bravo. From an aesthetic standpoint... well, I think the Bravo is the clear winner in that department.
I'm not sure I agree. I like the look of the swept back cheek piece of the XRS to allow more room in the grip area. I never liked that part about the Bravo. Also, it looks like it may have a replaceable grip area for more customization. I would be surprised if it would be too much more than the Bravo- It is such direct competition that to have it to substantually more expensive would be suicide. I guess we shall see :)
 

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And you are still using the factory magazine with it?
How does that fit?
KRG makes a Bravo chassis that is compatible with the CTR mags. Only comes in black right now, though :(

I'm not sure I agree. I like the look of the swept back cheek piece of the XRS to allow more room in the grip area. I never liked that part about the Bravo. Also, it looks like it may have a replaceable grip area for more customization. I would be surprised if it would be too much more than the Bravo- It is such direct competition that to have it to substantually more expensive would be suicide. I guess we shall see :)
In fairness, I'm probably biased because I just purchased the Bravo and I'm extremely pleased with the outcome. I agree that it likely won't be much more expensive than the Bravo, but I would be surprised if it were sub $450. Total guess on my part, but I think they're going to price it $100 less than a Manner's T6A and it will be in the $550-$600 range. Has MDT mentioned whether the XRS will be Tikka compatible?
 

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Custom barrel is custom barrel.

Krieger 1/8 twist 24" barrel is about 66 f/s faster than Tikka T3X TAC A1 24" 1/8 twist barrel.
Lapua 123gr Scenar Vihtavuori N150 38,6gr.
Krieger 876,8 m/s 5 shot average.
Tikka TAC A1 857 m/s.

1 meter =
3.2808399 feet

Both rigs had same size and model Ase Utra Sl5i suppressors.
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The 5" can you run sounds like it has quite a reduction in DB's.
 

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KRG makes a Bravo chassis that is compatible with the CTR mags. Only comes in black right now, though :(



In fairness, I'm probably biased because I just purchased the Bravo and I'm extremely pleased with the outcome. I agree that it likely won't be much more expensive than the Bravo, but I would be surprised if it were sub $450. Total guess on my part, but I think they're going to price it $100 less than a Manner's T6A and it will be in the $550-$600 range. Has MDT mentioned whether the XRS will be Tikka compatible?
@MDT_OFFICIAL is one of the most Tikka-Friendly companies in the PRS arena.
@MDT_Josh was running a Tikka based left hand rifle in competition last year.
i‘m sure they have the CNC code written for the chassis / backbone for the Tikka inlet. It’ll be a question of machine scheduling to start carving them out after the S.A. 700 Remmy footprint rollout.
i have a Tikka / Bravo combination, and shooting “Side Saddle” isn’t as comfortable / instinctual as it could be. I shot several different chassis at Precision Rifle Expo looking for one that had different ergos in the grip, and both the MPA and the ACC seemed about the best.
if @MDT_OFFICIAL can duplicate the grip angle and thumb shelf from the ACC they will cut into the Bravo sales.
 

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The 5" can you run sounds like it has quite a reduction in DB's.
My friend has same Tikka as i have but 260rem.
With muzzle brake and same bullet and same load hi get 850 m/s.
So i think that this 4" can add 7 m/s :).
I will take test with out the can and with a different can later on.
 
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Hey all,

How difficult or rather pricey would it be to buy a .223 bolt, doesn't matter to me if it's used so long as it works. I found a good deal on a 6.5CM T3X but want to either rebarrel in .223 or 224V. I know the 224V uses a different bolt face than the .223 but I could have the .223 opened up.

Figured I would ask here as this is where all the tikka junkies hang out haha...
Wow!!!
I can get the whole thing in 6.5CM for $449...
Yeah, kinda the kicker. You’d break even or come out cheaper buying the rifle and selling the barrel, stock, mags, action, and trigger.
I purchased a T3 off this site for $400, took the bolt out and then sold the rest of the rifle as is for $200.

But if it were between an Origin and a T3 I'd have to go Origin. Bolt faces are available in everything. You can use a Hunts LR recoil lug and get all the TL3 prefits. Multitude of triggers. For a T3 after you add a pic rail, upgrade the shroud and Handle you're looking at close to $700 for an action. Assuming you find a $400 donor rifle.

The cons of the Origin are that at $750 you still have to buy a trigger and that swept handle makes fitting all R700 inlets a bit difficult
 
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I purchased a T3 off this site for $400, took the bolt out and then sold the rest of the rifle as is for $200.

But if it were between an Origin and a T3 I'd have to go Origin. Bolt faces are available in everything. You can use a Hunts LR recoil lug and get all the TL3 prefits. Multitude of triggers. And then after you add a pic rail, upgrade the shroud and Handle you're looking at close to $700 for an action. Assuming you find a $400 donor rifle.

I'm not sure I follow through. You mention the better option is an Origin. You also mention I am looking at close to $700 for an action if I find a $400 donor.

There was a 50% off bighorn certificate that got sold here recently which I was going to buy. I started researching what a prefit, stock, trigger, would come out to for a complete rifle cost to me in order to see if it was some thing I wanted to buy. During my research, the certificate sold to someone else. I think I was going to be at about $700 for the origin action after I paid for and used the cert. Other than though, not sure what you mean I can get an Origin for $700. And if I do find one at that price, why would I need a donor?

Sorry, I don't mean to sound rude or sarcastic. If I do, I just really don't understand what you mean.

Ideally though, this build that I have the itch for, is just some thing budget friendly that I'm looking to do. I don't want a tricked out boom stick with a manners stock, some high end up piece of glass, etc. Just looking for a decent varminting, fun to mess around with rifle. But I'm also not a dumbass to let a good deal go by lol. That bighorn does sound good if I can get a great deal!
 

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I'm not sure I follow through. You mention the better option is an Origin. You also mention I am looking at close to $700 for an action if I find a $400 donor.

There was a 50% off bighorn certificate that got sold here recently which I was going to buy. I started researching what a prefit, stock, trigger, would come out to for a complete rifle cost to me in order to see if it was some thing I wanted to buy. During my research, the certificate sold to someone else. I think I was going to be at about $700 for the origin action after I paid for and used the cert. Other than though, not sure what you mean I can get an Origin for $700. And if I do find one at that price, why would I need a donor?

Sorry, I don't mean to sound rude or sarcastic. If I do, I just really don't understand what you mean.

Ideally though, this build that I have the itch for, is just some thing budget friendly that I'm looking to do. I don't want a tricked out boom stick with a manners stock, some high end up piece of glass, etc. Just looking for a decent varminting, fun to mess around with rifle. But I'm also not a dumbass to let a good deal go by lol. That bighorn does sound good if I can get a great deal!
I was replying to both of you. You were asking about buying a 223 bolt. And both of you were remarking how expensive buying a bolt is. I presented to you an option.

You can get Origins from Brownells during one of their twice a month 10% sales. Comes out something like $745.

The$700 was adding up all the Tikka upgrades.
 

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I was replying to both of you. You were asking about buying a 223 bolt. And both of you were remarking how expensive buying a bolt is. I presented to you an option.

You can get Origins from Brownells during one of their twice a month 10% sales. Comes out something like $745.

The$700 was adding up all the Tikka upgrades.
Makes more sense now, thanks for clearing that up. Yeah, I guess I'll have to keep an eye out and look for deals.
 

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Thanks for that cost analysis summary. Seems like the Origin is a better choice for the long term game whereas the Tikka CTR is better if you need a rifle RIGHT NOW.
 

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@MDT_OFFICIAL is one of the most Tikka-Friendly companies in the PRS arena.
@MDT_Josh was running a Tikka based left hand rifle in competition last year.
i‘m sure they have the CNC code written for the chassis / backbone for the Tikka inlet. It’ll be a question of machine scheduling to start carving them out after the S.A. 700 Remmy footprint rollout.
i have a Tikka / Bravo combination, and shooting “Side Saddle” isn’t as comfortable / instinctual as it could be. I shot several different chassis at Precision Rifle Expo looking for one that had different ergos in the grip, and both the MPA and the ACC seemed about the best.
if @MDT_OFFICIAL can duplicate the grip angle and thumb shelf from the ACC they will cut into the Bravo sales.
Thanks for the tag @CaptNemo ! You are correct that we like to support the Tikka inlet and believe that it is one of the most widely available factory recievers out there. We are working on it right now for the XRS release, but our initial launch will only be for the R700 SA RH. I did run a LH Tikka T3 in 6.5CM for the 2018 season and it is still my back-up/training rig that gets shot quite a bit :)

The XRS has had a lot of work put into it for ergonomics, functionality and "future proofing" so we are super excited to have them out in shooter's hands soon!

Josh
 

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I need some help on my Tikka build. I'm planning on a Proof Sendero in 7SAUM in a KRG Bravo. Scope will be a Leupold Mark5HD in either 3-18x44 or the 5.5-25x50. Do I need a 20moa base to say shoot 1500 yards or so? Which height rings? Anybody done something similar or have a similar setup? Also if someone has a base for sale I'm looking. Thanks
 

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Thanks for that cost analysis summary. Seems like the Origin is a better choice for the long term game whereas the Tikka CTR is better if you need a rifle RIGHT NOW.
I'll add my opinion into the discussion: I was close (had it ordered) to pulling the trigger on a Bighorn build TL3 build but went the Tikka route instead. I don't regret it a bit. Tikka aftermarket parts are everywhere now and about all that you can do with the Bighorn that you can't with a Tikka is swap out the bolt head. With the Origin action (unlike the T3L) you have to dick around with a Remington style recoil lug which is a big negative (in my opinion) for doing quick barrel swaps. So if you want to swap barrels quickly, you should probably go with the TL3 not the Origin which means another 400ish dollars over the Origin and at least that amount over the Tikka. Just my 2 cents.
 

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I need some help on my Tikka build. I'm planning on a Proof Sendero in 7SAUM in a KRG Bravo. Scope will be a Leupold Mark5HD in either 3-18x44 or the 5.5-25x50. Do I need a 20moa base to say shoot 1500 yards or so? Which height rings? Anybody done something similar or have a similar setup? Also if someone has a base for sale I'm looking. Thanks
Hello mxracer, If i'm not mistaken, krg bravo is for a short action only in tikka. You would have to seat you long range bullets very far into the case taking away powder space. For this reason some are choosing the sherman short mags. 5rwill has a 7ss which is a 7saum with a 40 degree shoulder shortened to fit in short actions. I will be going this route with my tikka for the same reasons. Look up sherman wildcats. As for long range, you will need the 20 moa bases. I got away with low rings for my 44/50 mm bases.
 

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Hello mxracer, If i'm not mistaken, krg bravo is for a short action only in tikka. You would have to seat you long range bullets very far into the case taking away powder space. For this reason some are choosing the sherman short mags. 5rwill has a 7ss which is a 7saum with a 40 degree shoulder shortened to fit in short actions. I will be going this route with my tikka for the same reasons. Look up sherman wildcats. As for long range, you will need the 20 moa bases. I got away with low rings for my 44/50 mm bases.
It's my understanding that all Tikka actions are the same. Only difference is the bolt stop.
 

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Well, obviously no.

Some posts before was said, that there is a Bravo stock which will accept the original CTR mags.
 

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Even CTR mag is quite short. Tikka action can handle a lot longer loads than CTR mag.
 

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Here she is. I'll get some better pics soon. Tikka T3 action, stock bottom metal
Proof prefit 6.5 PRC, 24"
Talley lightweight lows (just barely clear)
Bushnell LRHS 4.5-18
Iota Kremlin stock

Haven't had a chance to get out and shoot yet, hopefully this weekend. I had ordered a VX5HD for this but my wife excercised executive privelidge on that.
 

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Here she is. I'll get some better pics soon. Tikka T3 action, stock bottom metal
Proof prefit 6.5 PRC, 24"
Talley lightweight lows (just barely clear)
Bushnell LRHS 4.5-18
Iota Kremlin stock

Haven't had a chance to get out and shoot yet, hopefully this weekend. I had ordered a VX5HD for this but my wife excercised executive privelidge on that.
Looks awesome! I'm very tempted to go this route. I just wish they offered a prefit in 7SAUM
 
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Here she is. I'll get some better pics soon. Tikka T3 action, stock bottom metal
Proof prefit 6.5 PRC, 24"
Talley lightweight lows (just barely clear)
Bushnell LRHS 4.5-18
Iota Kremlin stock

Haven't had a chance to get out and shoot yet, hopefully this weekend. I had ordered a VX5HD for this but my wife excercised executive privelidge on that.
That thing is mint!!
 

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Question: I am changine out my original scope rail on my Tac A1 to utilize a lower sitting (more conventional height) rail from either Area 419 or Mountain Tactical as I move to a GRS stock. I notice that my Tac rail is aided by two small pins (recoil) that are inserted into the receiver while the aftermarket rails utilize a larger round lug near the front of the rail but without the small pins. A) will the aftermarket rails still work? B) Why the difference?
 

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Question: I am changine out my original scope rail on my Tac A1 to utilize a lower sitting (more conventional height) rail from either Area 419 or Mountain Tactical as I move to a GRS stock. I notice that my Tac rail is aided by two small pins (recoil) that are inserted into the receiver while the aftermarket rails utilize a larger round lug near the front of the rail but without the small pins. A) will the aftermarket rails still work? B) Why the difference?
Yes they will work.
No idea why Tikka made the change.
When they came out with the T3x versions of CTR actions they went to pins instead of the single large recoil lug and went to 5 mounting screws instead of 4.
Most aftermarket rails stayed with the older T3 pattern and they mount up on the newer x series and work fine.
Some of the aftermarket rails don't have the lug at all and the makers claim they are not needed but I've always used them....
 

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Here she is. I'll get some better pics soon. Tikka T3 action, stock bottom metal
Proof prefit 6.5 PRC, 24"
Talley lightweight lows (just barely clear)
Bushnell LRHS 4.5-18
Iota Kremlin stock

Haven't had a chance to get out and shoot yet, hopefully this weekend. I had ordered a VX5HD for this but my wife excercised executive privelidge on that.
Where did you get the Proof prefit? What contour is it?

Bob
 

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After what seemed like a burst of activity to bring Tikka parts to the market...it seems to have slowed down. Or is it just me? I thought maybe we'd see more stock makers, more pre-fits, someone else with scope rings for the integral rail, etc.

Maybe the demand still is there? Thoughts?